Saturday, July 8, 2017

Review: Amnesia by Cambria Hebert

Amnesia (Amnesia Duet, #1)
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Title: Amnesia
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Amnesia #1
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
I purchased this book myself.

GoodReads Synopsis:
I washed ashore in a little lake town.
A place where everyone knows everyone, yet…
No one knows me.
I don’t know me.
If a woman doesn’t know her own name, does she really exist?
I don’t know my natural hair color, my birthdate, or where I live.
I am invisible.
To everyone, to everything, even to myself.
Except to him.
I see the recognition deep in his stare, the way it lingers on my face as if I’m a puzzle he’s desperate to put together.
I just want answers, the truth… knowledge.
His lips are sealed. Still, his eyes beguile me.
I can’t trust anyone, not even myself. Someone wants me dead, the same someone who tried to bury me in a watery grave.
They’ll come for me again… I won’t know their face.
I don’t even know mine.
I am amnesia.
I was curious of what Cambria had up her sleeve when she first announced her newest book. Knowing she completely set aside her work in progress at the time to start -and ultimately finish- this book automatically made me when to learn more about it. When a story takes hold of a writer's brain that hardcore, it must be a good one. Especially coming from Cambria's wonderfully talented mind.

Okay, so let's get the one tiny little bad thing I have to say about this book out of the way before we continue. This is one of those moments that makes being a book reviewer hard, when you have something negative to say about a book written by an author you absolutely love. It completely hurts my heart, but to be fair, these things have to be mentioned. There editing wasn't 100%. There were a few wrong words here and there, a couple misspellings if I remember correctly. For the sake of the story, it wasn't a big deal. But for me, a person that pretty much unintentionally proofreads EVERYTHING I'm reading, it was a bit frustrating at times.

So, that bit aside... this book was freaking amazing. I was hooked as soon as I began reading and found myself eager to read one chapter after the next in search of Amnesia's memories and all the seemingly horrible things that happened to her. I quickly fell into a groove while reading this book and truly didn't want to put it down. I've always loved Cambria's stories but there's just something about this one that drew me in even more so than my favorites of hers.

While completely different than the last two worlds we found ourselves in with Hebert, it is no less amazing. The curiosity the story invokes is real and takes you on a journey to learn more. A girl wakes up in a hospital with no idea who she is or what she's been through, just with the knowledge that, whatever has happened to her, it isn't particularly something she will want to remember and that is a truly interesting concept. Enter in the guy who saved her who is seemingly obsessed with her, a town full of secrets, and a lake that holds something a lot scarier than the Loch Ness Monster, Amnesia is a wild ride.

For whatever reason, I've always felt drawn to certain places and the New England states are among them. So I really enjoyed the setting of this story and I couldn't get enough of the quaint little lake town or the people who lived there.

Overall, I seriously enjoyed this book. This may possibly be my favorite Cambria Hebert book to date. In the author's note of the book she hinted that there may possibly be future stories involving the town of Lake Lochlain and it's residents and I honestly hope that she really does venture back into it. I want to know more and I'm so happy that this is a duet. I can't wait for book number two, Amnesty. I have to find out what happens next!

Rating: 4 Stars.

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