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review 2014-06-19 18:01
Review: As I Wake
As I Wake - Elizabeth Scott

I read this book in a fairly short amount of time and found it interesting. It certainly took the story to a place I didn’t event think of.

Plot: The plot is a little confusing yet intriguing in the beginning. We meet a girl who has no idea who she is. Yet she is surrounded by people who seem to know her. She finds friends immediately who know her past and began to piece together her memory. The plot moves at a good pace that has me wanting to know more and more as I turn the pages. With each memory that is return to Ava, I began to wonder what is Ava? Who is she really? The plot leads on to such a more interesting plot twist that in the end, I was taken back.

Time-travel: This book has a bit to do with time travel or rather time jumping. There are still parts of the book that left me a bit confused but overall I was able to piece it together in the end. I think I would of like this story a bit more had there been more history on Ava and where she came from intially. There really isn’t much information on who or what Ava and the people are so it left me compelled to know more.

Ending: The ending is bittersweet to what Ava has been fighting all along and didn’t even realize it. LOVE. It’s all about soul mates and the fight to be with one another. In the end, this story is like lovers who never got the chance because the timing just sucked. Still, I’m anxious to know what could have been.

The story is pretty interesting for a short story. It does pack in a lot of information but lacks on history of the characters.  In the end it’s good and I would picked up the next book should there be one.

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review 2013-11-20 20:49
As I Wake
As I Wake - Elizabeth Scott

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.

 

 

This is probably the hardest review I have ever had to write. I really liked this book but at the same time I kinda disliked it as well. It is a very strange book and the reader is confused while reading it but that didn't really bother me.

Ava wakes up with a serious case of amnesia. She doesn't know who she is, where she is, or any of these people around her. But then she starts having memories. Not of this world but of a different one. As she uncovers more strange memories she also uncovers the truth of two very different worlds that have been woven together by other's actions.

While reading this book I didn't really understand why it had received such a low rating from people. It is a confusing book but that really didn't bother me. The narrator has amnesia, so doesn't really know what's going on and since you see the story through her eyes the reader is confused and unsure of what is going on. I found the book really interesting and the writing technique was amazing. Even though I was confused and unsure of what was going on the way it was wrote kept me completely hooked throughout the book and I had a difficult time putting it down. The more I read and the more unusual memories were uncovered the more I couldn't put it down as I couldn't wait to find out what had happened to Ava.

I think one of the reasons I liked this book was Ava is very much stuck between two worlds. One normal-day world and one dystopia-type world where everything was different. I am a huge fan of dystopian books so I really liked this different take on a dystopian novel where there was a dystopia world and a normal-day world living at the same time with the main character having lived in one and suddenly finding herself in the other.

I was extremely torn between what rating I should give this book. I would love to give it 4 stars because I thought it was a great original storyline and I really enjoyed reading it. However the ending really let me down and to me the ending is very important to a story. As much as the whole book was kinda confusing the ending was just bizarre. I didn't really get it and when I got to the end I was like really? That's it? The ending definitely wasn't explained very well and I was left wondering what happened to all the other characters. You don't even really understand what happens to Ava. I made my own personal assumption about what the ending meant but you really don't know and you don't know what happened to any of the other characters in either of the worlds and I really didn't like it.

I think As I Wake was a great book. It's original and unique and I loved that about the book but to me the ending is important and I really didn't like the ending. Really the rating for this book is somewhere in between 3 and 4 stars and it's a good book and I would love to read it again. However the ending was a let down and that lowered the star rating.

 

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review 2013-11-13 14:56
As I Wake
As I Wake - Elizabeth Scott

I love the idea and overall really enjoyed the book. Some aspects of the plot were obvious and others I never saw coming. This book will mess with your mind and mostly in a good way but at some points I had to go back and reread sections because it went beyond messing with your mind to straight confusing. I loved Ava and how everything is through her perspective. As far as other characters go I didn't really like any of them but it seems to be that way on purpose. I would recommened this book to those who enjoy thrillers.

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review 2013-06-26 00:00
As I Wake - Elizabeth Scott Was pretty good. Seriously needed a better proofreader. I'm hoping there's a sequel because it just kind of ended with a lot of plot holes left unfolded.
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review 2013-01-03 00:00
As I Wake
As I Wake - Elizabeth Scott 3.5 out of 5Elizabeth Scott is definitely a unique writer, and it really shows here. I really liked this novel, but the few mis-steps and omissions from the narrative make it impossible for me to rate it higher. There is a lot going for As I Wake: creative ideas, intriguing and complex characters, lots of tension and suspense. The deficiencies lie in world building, a clear view of what the hell is going on for 85% of the book, and the romance. It is fun to try and piece together what happened/is happening to Ava, but it's also frustrating when no kind of explanation about ANYTHING comes until you're nigh on finishing it altogether. All in all, this is an odd book, a weird reading experience, but still one that left me curious and eager to pick up more novels from this author.
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