"Simply riveting from start to finish... a captivating, literary piece that winds a path somewhere between mystery, romance, and psychological thriller." – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"A compelling and original take on the classic amnesia tale... The dialogue is expertly crafted. The narrative bursts with detailed, vivid characters. — The BookLife Prize
"A mesmerizing, unusual novel that's part dream sequence, part love story, and part mystery. I read it in one gulp, and Astrid stayed with me well after I turned the final page." Emily Collin, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Thief
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 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).
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I couldn't put this book down! I was hooked from the very first pages. I can't wait until she writes another!
The first thing that stood out to me of this book was the writing style and now I am a fan of Margarita Montimore’s writing style. She weaved a beautiful tale of Astrid where the narrative shifts between the present and the day before the accident. There were also a few dreams that were told in between past and present and they too were beautifully crafted and fitted into the narrative really well. ASLEEP FROM DAY flows very seamlessly with enough clues, memories and inputs from the day before the accident told at right places which keep you rooted to the novel and fills you with the urge to keep on turning the pages. Now I would like to talk about Astrid. Through different instances and thoughts we get to know about her character, her insecurities and her somewhat lack of confidence. Her character is really well built and very relatable. I think all the characters were really good . Theo, Oliver, Astrid’s friends, all characters were very well written. The last thing I want to talk about is the end, okay so I am not giving out spoilers and I am not going to tell what happened in the end, but what I want to say is that I am a bit disappointed with the end. I hoped for a more proper closure, but I didn’t get that, so I think I was a little disappointed. Final words If you are in need for a book with suspense, mystery and romance then I would definitely like to recommend ASLEEP FROM DAY to you.
Asleep from day is a psychological suspense and romantic story about Astrid. The story is based in Boston, and Astrid has a car accident that erases her memory. As flashbacks and dreams follow along with her, she vaguely remembers a guy named Theo. In pursuit of who he was and what that means, she meets Oliver. While the story interchanges between what is real and what’s not, the plot unravels revealing a truly extraordinary story to be read. Astrid is an extremely loving character. Almost immediately you can connect and bond with her situation and her feelings. The intensified dark mystery in the storyline definitely added to its multidimensional aspect of enforcing the reader to contemplate what scene is real. The world building was great. The description was just enough, enabling the reader to visualize through the scenes and enjoy the twists of the story. Having a good storyline is not the only thing this book offers. It also came with great writing. The literature standard was very unique to its plot. Even to the end, the story had you guessing and wondering. What did, however, make me wonder was the ending. It did not provide a full closure and subjected the reader to its own interpretation. Knowing that there is no sequel to this book, I was a little confused on what merit this had and the impression it left. I believe the entire experience was very different and I thoroughly enjoyed how the literature was dominating my train of thoughts to the end.