Wednesday, 7 September 2011

***REVIEW*** Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

Synopsis:

'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...' Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.



Review:

Sometimes you get books that grip you from the start, take you on a rollercoaster journey and then spit you out at the end.  This was one of those books.
From the word go I was hooked!  Here is a woman who has amnesia and loses all her short term memory when she falls asleep at night.  She relies on her husband Ben and a Doctor Nash to fill the missing blanks in for her.  Thrilling and exciting, I did find myself gasping in astonishment at the twist and turns the story took.
I can see this being one of my top books of the year.  I only ever give five stars to books I think are awesome. I can see me raving about this for a long long time. Would I recommend this book?  Absolutely!!

Cover 2/5 – it’s mysterious but not eye catching.
Story 5/5 – this was unreal, a real page turner in my opinion.

33 comments:

So many books, so little time said...

Like your review, love your new blog button - I want one but no idea where to start.

One of my fav reads this year too!

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Hades2 said...

Thanks Lainy!

I agree this book so far is one of my fav reads so far too :)

Dani - Pen to Paper - helped me with my blog button. I hadn't got a clue how to do it otherwise. I think they're really cool as you can link each others blogs up.
Thanks for having a nose at my blog xxJennyxx

Dawn said...

This looks great! I've read about it, but never actually seen it in the store.

Jewel said...

I agree about the cover. Doesn't look like the type of book I'd read. However the blurb sounds great. Thanks for the review.

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Thank you for this wonderful review. I especially like that you did not give a lot away, leaving a lot for the reader to discover on their own - but you definitely infused a sense of mystery into your review, which makes me want to read this book that much more! :)

Also, I agree that the cover doesn't necessarily scream at you, but there is definitely an element of mystery to it. Thank you, again, for this wonderful review. I cannot WAIT to read this book! :D

~Hira~
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

Tricia-wa said...

This book fascinates me... I've rele been wanting to read it :)

mimz said...

I read about this book a long time ago and ever since I wanted to read it. I admit, the cover really isn't the best and probably doesn't do the story justice but still, it's a bit mysterious. :)

Lindsay said...

I loved this too Jenny, I read it on holiday quite fast as I wanted to know what happened, hard to put it down for long!
Lindsay x

Shoopette said...

This sounds like an interesting book. It reminds me of a movie that was out several years ago - "Memento."

Good review!

Ananda said...

Great review Jenny!This book has been on my TBR pile for a while,think it's about time I read it!Thanks for sharing this great review with us:) x

Aziza said...

Very good review Jenny! I heard a lot of good things about this book and your review made me want to read it even more! I will buy it soon!

Anonymous said...

I just ordered this book last weekend, I can't wait to read it. I've read so many good reviews of it recently and seen it listed on quite a few "best of 2011" lists.

linda callaghan

RedEyeDream said...

This book is on Richard and Judy's book list and they have raved about it, as has everybody else i have seen comment on it. I saw an interview they did with the author and it definitely piqued my interest. I hear there are some big twists and turns in it so I am definitely adding it to my list!

Mona said...

Thanks for the great review :) The blurb of this book got my attention too and is already on my TBR list. I once saw a movie on Lifetime that was somewhat similar.

Deetulik said...

Thanks for the review. I am about to read this one but I wasn't sure. Now I will read it asap. :)

Girasonia76 said...

I read the book in italian and I didnt' stop until i read the last page. Thanks for your review: it's interesting to know how not-italian readers feel the same! (and sorry for my english!!!)

okeyzz said...

I curious of this book and really hope I can read it. I mean you gave 5 stars for this book so it must be really worth to read! XD

ZaraAlexis said...

This has been receiving a lot of raves. I have not yet had the chance to read it yet, but it is on my list. It does sound like a page turner! But, how frightening, too, to wake up and lose your memory. I have NO idea what I would do.

Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
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linda said...

I just finished this book last week, I thought it was an interesting idea and I enjoyed it but felt it didn't really live up to the raves I had been reading about it. Maybe this was because I guessed the twist about halfway through. However it is definitely a page turner and I read it in one weekend.

Maya Floria Yasmin said...

i dont like the cover but i definilitly want to read this book because you gave 5 stars. thanks for your review

Kelly said...

The premise of this book sounds so exciting! Can't wait to read it, added to my TBR pile. I'm a fan of good twists & turns. Thanks for the review!

druidgirl said...

I have been on the edge about reading this book but now that I have read your review I will go ahead and read it. I agree about the cover it is not very eyecatching.

Kali S said...

I really don't like the cover of this either. However, I do think this book sounds like it'll be a good read. Whenever I see my library has it, I'll definitely check it out.

FireStarBooks said...

I had been dying to get my hands on this book! Love the review! I have to agree that the cover is not very good :S

~Enamored Soul~ said...

I've been dying to read this book - the premise seems so very interesting. I read something on the same theme in "What Alice Forgot" by Lane Moriarty, however, this seems so much more mysterious and intriguing. Loved your review, since it was so short, simple and succinct! Thank you for this wonderful review! :D


Name: Hira Hasnain
GFC: ~Enamored Soul~
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

Shelver 506 said...

Ooh, amnesia! Intriguing. And I completely agree about the cover. Mismatched covers make me die a little inside.

Krista said...

Ooh, this sounds really good! I love it when TV shows or movies use a similar plot.

Aline Tobing said...

Oh, the blurb and your review intrigue me. I think I will consider this one to put on on my TBR list. But I have to agree with you, the cover is soooo not eye catching lol.. Too bad, cause I'm the 'fall for the cover' kind of reader ;)

Karin said...

I need to checkt this one out. A friend of mine read it and liked it a lot. Sounds awesome!

Stephanie said...

This story sounds really intriguing! Amnesia is an interesting subject to have the story about and it sounds like an intense read. I am glad you loved it, I might have to check it out!

Suz Reads said...

Great review! I was curious about this book and after reading your comments, I am definitely adding it to my TBR list! You said it was thrilling with twists and turns so it sounds perfect for me!

AmelArmeliana said...

Wow!! I HAVE to read this book! This is like "my thing" book. Somehow it's kinda remind me of Lauren Oliver's book, Before I Fall (which is one of my favorite).

Your review is great, makes me really want to read this book by myself.
Thank u :)

FJ said...

The title, your rating for story, and of course your review make me curious about this book! >.<

Hope this book will translate in Indonesian--and publishing in here, heheh

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