Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Six Months Later


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Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Suspense
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Chloe didn't think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her.

What happened to her? 
And why can't she remember? 



----Review----

Six Months Later was quite an amazing read! Natalie D. Richards has created a wonderful plot, well developed characters, and a story that will leave you breathless. I cannot recommend Sic Months Later highly enough to fans of mysteries, thrillers, and contemporaries. 

I think the beginning is set up amazingly. The first chapter sucked me in, and then once I got to the second chapter... well let's just say I was a goner. There is a reason I read this book in one sitting. I bet most you will read it like I did, with your eyes glued to the page and the tendency to ignore the things happening around you.

The characters were very enjoyable. Chloe was, well, kind of a wreck most of the novel, but who could blame her? She forgot six months of her life! Despite that, I liked her very, very much. She was smart, realistic, and an overall memorable character. Adam was another one of my favorite characters! I wasn't too sure about him at first. However, I grew to really like him as we are introduced to him properly. I won't say more for fear of spoilers, but I promise all of you will love him!!!

I can't not mention Maggie. She was so sweet, and I really felt for her. Maggie is Chloe's former best friend. They were very close, but when Chloe wakes up it seems they are not friends any more, and it seems to be all Chloe's fault. You can see how broken stuttering yet strong Maggie is, and I was rooting for the friendship to be rebuilt the entire time.

Now, let's mention the plot. Well, long explanation short, it was pure genius. Just... no words. This has been the best mystery/suspense I have read in a while, maybe since I read Rebecca a few months ago! I was kept guessing, which is an enormous treat for me! Even in some of my favorite thrillers, I figure out the twist, no matter how masterful, before the characters. However this was not the case in Six Moths Later!

Overall, this is a shining diamond! Six Months Later exceeded my already high expectation, and the I was so happy I had the chance to read this book. The novel has such a killer plot and awesome characters! If this book sounds up your alley, go pick the story up!

4.5/5 Stars

The Author:
Natalie D. Richards won her first writing competition in the second grade with her short story about Barbara Frances Bizzlefishes (who wouldn't dare do the dishes.)  She later misplaced her writing dreams in a maze of cubicles and general office drudgery. Natalie never forgot about Barbara or those dishes, and eventually she found her way back to storytelling, following the genre of her heart, teen fiction.  When she's not writing or shopping her manuscripts, you can probably find her wading through the towers of dog-eared paperbacks that have taken over her bedroom. Natalie lives in Ohio with her amazing husband and their three children, who inspire her every day to stick with her dreams.

----Dream Cast----
I have never done a dream cast before! This is so exciting! For some of these actors though, you would need to dye their hair, add contacts, etc.

Chloe: Emma Stone
Maggie: Evanna Lynch
Adam: Sam Klaflin (or Jake Abel?)
Blake: William Mosely

----Giveaway!----
The Question: If you woke up and realized you missed the entire six months, what would be the first thing you hoped you did during that time?


(1) Autographed book of Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
(1) Starbucks Gift Card
Some promo goodies

US/CAN ONLY
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck! Thanks for reading!
-Emily

8 comments:

  1. Hi Emily Anne!
    So happy you liked Six Months Later and great dream cast ;)
    Thank you so much for being in our FFBC Team and in Natalie's tour ^^

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Rosa and Patricia! :D

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  2. Hi there!

    I'm so excited to be here today -- thank you so much for having me and for your super sweet review. I can't tell you how glad I am you enjoyed the book!

    I *LOVE* your dreamcast! It's completely awesome and Jake Abel was in my top fie for Adam when I had to do one too! Very cool! :-)

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    1. I know, it was so hard to pick for Adam, but Jake Abel fit so well!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hi Emily Anne! Just stopping by to say Hi and see how you like the book too. I thought Six Months later was great. I loved the suspense throughout the story, and thought Chloe was a pretty amazing character. Glad you liked the book too. :)

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    1. Yeah, Six Month Later was amazing! And Chloe was indeed an awesome character. :D Thanks for reading the review!

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  4. Wow, this one sounds interesting! I like books that deal with memory issues. Chloe and Maggie both sound like great characters. The plot sounds awesome as well! Definitely on my radar, thanks for the review!

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    1. Oooh, you should pick it up! Thanks for stopping by!

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