Sunday, November 20, 2011

Review: As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

Title: As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
Published: September 15th 2011 by Dutton Juvenile
Source: Library
Grade rate: C

Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them - and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is.

Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center of them all, until he reappears in her life and offers answers . . . but only in exchange for her trust

My Review

Hmm… In a word this is what I felt while reading As I Wake: confused.  There are two reasons why I picked this book, one is the gorgeous cover and second the book was written by Elizabeth Scott, which I love.  
The beginning of the story is very disjointed and confusing; I understand the intent was to reflect Ava’s bewilderment and sense of “wrongness”.  Luckily Ava discovers what is wrong in the first part of the story, however, I felt like there was not enough of an explanation for the reader to follow along.  From what I gathered this has to do with alternate universes, if anyone else has read it, please let me know if you understood better than I did.  Morgan and Ava shared a strong connection that no distance could sever and I found that extremely romantic.
The plot was strange (I have to stop using the word “confusing”) and to be completely honest I am not sure I understood the ending, although I am glad for it.
Overall, this book was not for me, it might appeal to readers that do not need elaboration or word building.

 About the cover: As I said, it is gorgeous and very appropriate to the story.

Have you read As I Wake?  What did you think about it?

1 comment:

  1. ooh, yeah, I don't like to be confused! I haven't read a book written by Elizabeth Scott, but I quess this is not going to my introduction to her writing. ;) Great, honest review.


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