Thursday, August 18, 2011

As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

As I Wake
By: Elizabeth Scott
Release Date: September 15, 2011
Source: ARC Won from From The TBR Pile
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"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." (Summary from

Elizabeth Scott's As I Wake is the story of Ava who wakes up with no memory of who she is. She is brought home from the hospital by a mother who claims they share a happy life at home together. Ava returns to school to find she has a group of best friends and a crush who is suddenly interested in her. However, no matter how hard Ava tries she can't remember any of it and the memories Ava does begin to gain back put her in an entirely different world.

I enjoyed As I Wake and was immediately drawn into the story from the first page. I sympathized for Ava because she wakes up and has no idea who she is or where she is. She is only being told by other people who she is but she has a strong feeling that maybe they aren't telling her the truth. The memories she does have are set in a different world and include a mysterious boy. I really liked the character Morgan and learning about his relationship with Ava through Ava's memories.

As I Wake was nothing like what I was expecting but in a good way and it is hard to explain without giving away to much. I enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery to Ava's life and what happened to her memory. The more memories that Ava remembered the more I tried to figure out what happened and who she is but I was still surprised when it all started to come together. The plot can get a bit confusing at certain moments however and I still have a few questions left. Overall I enjoyed As I Wake and solving the mystery of who Ava is. 

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