A book with an interesting twist. This book was very short, you could potentially read the whole thing in one sitting, it covers quite a bit for being so short.
Here is the NetGalley summary:
After a vicious fight with her boyfriend followed by a night of heavy partying, college freshman Amanda Greene wakes up in her dorm room to find things are not the same as they were yesterday. She can’t quite put her finger on it. She’s sharing her room with a peculiar stranger. Amanda discovers she’s registered for classes she would never choose with people that are oddly familiar. An ominous shadow is stalking her. Uncomfortable memories are bubbling dangerously close to her fracturing world, propelling her to an inevitable collision between fantasy and reality. Is this the mother of all hangovers or is something bigger happening?
Amanda has a really interesting relationship with her boyfriend, and I think that relationship gives this story a frantic feeling. She desperately misses him the whole time and it clouds her vision of whats really going on around her, which makes the reader feel anxious.
I think this story would read a lot better if it was written in a different point of view. I think it would greatly increase the quality of this story if the point of view was first person rather than third person. It gives the story a really impersonal feeling and you just don’t have the proper connection with the characters. In some parts it was hard for me as a reader to feel invested in the Amanda’s well being.
While the story was pretty straight forward it does have a few twists and turns, but for the most part it’s pretty predictable. I feel like the historical aspect of this story wasn’t done in the most effective way. The flash backs didn’t seem to correlate with the main characters life until it was explained.
Another problem I had was that Amanda’s backstory was very typical for a book like this, it didn’t have the diversity I hoped for. I think the author played it too safe.
I would recommend this book to someone in their teens or older, because it does have some disturbing content. It wasn’t the best book I have ever read, but it was interesting and made me think.
3/5 On my rating scale because it made me think deeply and it sparked my curiosity.