I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Six Months Later by Natalie Richards
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on October 1, 2013
Genres: Young Adult
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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?
Six Months Later is a thriller that you can’t put down. You have to figure out the mystery behind Chloe’s memory lapse. Natalie Richards does a magnificent job of pulling you in, and not letting you go.
Chloe seems pretty insipid when you first meet her. She’s just doing what she can to get by in school. She has no real dreams or inspirations. She likes to have fun, and hang out with her best friend, Maggie. When she wakes up, she doesn’t know why she is at the school, or what happened between when she fell asleep and now. She’s also confused about why she’s turned into this girl that is in the top of her class and applying to colleges. Blake really creeps me out. He’s just very stalkerish, and not a genuinely nice person. Adam is awesome. I knew from the moment we meet his character that he was going to be a favorite. He has a shaky past, but you can’t help but love him.
There aren’t a ton of scenes of action, but this book does not need it at all. I was gripping the pages as Chloe tries to figure out the timeline that she’s obviously missing. She doesn’t know who to trust, and what to believe. She can’t understand why her and Maggie no longer get along, and why she’s hanging with her former crush, Blake. It’s unbelievable how the dots start to connecting, and I found myself in shock throughout Six Months Later.
I love books that keep me guessing, and wondering just what is going on. Six Months Later definitely has that mystery factor. If you want a book that you have no idea what’s going on until the end, then this is it for you. I highly recommend this book, and hope to read more from Natalie Richards.
Please welcome Natalie Richards to blog today! Thank you for stopping by!!!
Katrina, Thank you SO much for having me here today! I’m super excited to be here and your interview was one of my personal favorites of the tour. LOVE the Top 5’s!! Thanks again for everything!!
1. What inspired you to write Six Months Later?
Believe it or not, a totally creepy nightmare is to blame for this book. I had a dream about drifting off for a catnap at work. It felt like I only nodded off for a moment, but when I opened my eyes, the season had turned from summer to winter outside my window. It was incredibly brief, but it left me so weirded out. I couldn’t shake the idea out of my head, and over the next couple of weeks, Six Months Later was born.
2. What do you do when you aren’t writing?
I still work part-time as a clinical informatics coach for orthopedic surgeons. Talk about a far cry from fiction writing, right? 😉 I also drink too much caffeine, eat too much chocolate, and, since it’s fall, spend too much time shopping for boots I totally don’t need to be buying.
3. Do you listen to music while writing?
Yes, definitely! But I’m incredibly picky. I don’t just make playlists for books. I shift them around for certain sections and scenes. It’s such a pain, but man do I need my music. Without headphones, I’m almost as useless as I am without a keyboard.
4. What are some things we can expect from Six Months Later?
Well, from what most of my readers are saying, I think you can expect a book that keeps you guessing and keeps you turning pages. It’s a really creepy puzzle from start to finish, and I really hope you have a hard time putting it down!
I totally couldn’t put it down. I was up way later than I needed to be reading. 😀
Chocolate, Sushi, Mexican, Homemade granola, tollhouse pie
Lane Del Rey, the xx, Nine Inch Nails, Muse, Mumford & Sons
Wintergirls, The Poisonwood Bible, The Giving Tree, Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (all are amazing)
Of this particular moment? Let’s go with that, because this changes a lot for me.
Tennis Court (Royals), Applause (Lady Gaga), If I Had a Heart (Fever Ray), Came Back Haunted (Nine Inch Nails), Burning Desire (Lana Del Rey) (We have a lot of the same tastes!)
The Empire Strikes Back, Iron Man, The Breakfast Club, Inception, and The Last of the Mohicans (Wow. I really make no sense at all, do I? LOL!)