#BookReview: Asleep From Day by Margarita Montimore

asleep from dayAbout the Book

Astrid can’t remember the best day of her life: yesterday.

A traumatic car accident erases Astrid’s memories of September 9th, the day she spent with an oddly charming stranger named Theo. Ever since, she’s been haunted by surreal dreams and an urgent sense that she’s forgotten something important. One night, she gets a mysterious call from Oliver, who knows more about her than he should and claims he can help her remember. She accepts his help, even as she questions his motives and fights a strange attraction to him.

In order to find Theo and piece together that lost day in September, Astrid must navigate a maze of eccentric Boston nightlife, from the seedy corners of Chinatown to a drug-fueled Alice-in-Wonderland-themed party to a club where everyone dresses like the dead. In between headaches and nightmares, she struggles to differentiate between memory, fantasy, and reality, and starts to wonder if Theo really exists. Eventually, she’ll need to choose between continuing her search for him or following her growing feelings for Oliver. Astrid might go to extreme lengths to find what she’s lost . . . or might lose even more in her pursuit to remember (like her sanity).

My Review

This book started off pretty twisty, and I worried I wouldn’t be able to get a grasp on the storyline. It didn’t take long though for me to settle in and get involved with Astrid and her accident though, and try to piece together her missing day as well. All the plot twists were really intriguing, especially when Oliver came into play. I loved the in and out of the dreams and the forgotten day, and I was so anxious to get to the end. Unfortunately, the ending left me feeling pretty unsatisfied. I actually shouted “what?” when I realized it was the end. I understand it’s a book that lets us finish off the story in our minds, but I felt really connected to Astrid and was so curious to see how this played out, that I felt let down at the ending we received.

4 stars

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