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Six Months Later

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  11,652 ratings  ·  1,386 reviews
She has everything she's ever wanted. But not her memory...

When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life.

Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with
Paperback, 323 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

- So, Khanh, what did you think of this book?

- I'll tell you what I think, after I brush my hair. Did you guys know the average human loses anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs a day?

- No, I didn't know that, but it's irrelevant. I'm asking you now, what did you think of this book?

- Well, there are many important facts to take into consideration when I rate a book. For example, I have to look at the characters. I have to think about the plot, and the setting. For example, if it's a dy---

Jun 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, arc
I know I'm in the minority here but I think all the 5 stars gave me too-high expectations for this one. It is very close to a 4 star read so I'm far from hating it but, I expected more - or at least different.

I can understand why so many love it though. Suddenly waking up with no memory of the last 6 months is a very terrifying premise. One that had me completely stupefied, and thus absolutely engrossed. Chloe's narrative is written with all the disorientation, annoyance, and anxiety of someone
Dec 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars

I wanted to like this book. Really, I did. My friend lent me a copy and praised it, but as soon as I got through the first three chapters...

I hated it. Vehemently. My younger sister can attest to my outbursts of rage at certain points of the book.

A major issue I have with Six Months Later is realism. In writing this story, the author should have consulted someone with expertise concerning college applications nowadays. This would have prevented many of the errors and misconceptions pre
Emily Anne
Six Months Later was quite an amazing read! Natalie D. Richards has created a wonderful plot, well developed characters, and a story that will leave you breathless. I cannot recommend Sic Months Later highly enough to fans of mysteries, thrillers, and contemporaries.

I think the beginning is set up amazingly. The first chapter sucked me in, and then once I got to the second chapter... well let's just say I was a goner. There is a reason I read this book in one sitting. I bet most you will read i
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Thank you Sourcebooks Fire for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.

What would you do if six months of your life has been wiped out? Who would you tell--would you tell? When Chloe falls asleep in the middle of school and wakes up lying in the snow, in complete confusion of how she got there and why Adam was by her side. After all, she always thought Adam as a complete creepo. Soon, she finds out that she is dating Bla
This book has been on my TBR for over a year now, and I finally decided to give it a read, and that was pretty disappointing. This book has so many cliches and lacks realism. It started off interesting enough - our main character Chloe waking up randomly missing the last six months of her life. It started off intense and promising, but I quickly lost interest as it turned into a cheesy high school drama. Instead of doing everything she possibly can to figure out what the fuck happened to her (as ...more
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Before you decide to read Six Months Later, you should ask yourself this question: Are you OK reading a mystery that is not mysterious whatsoever? I'm not particularly adept at guessing endings, but in this case, I figured out the big secret very early on. As I continued reading , it became increasingly evident that I was correct. I was still prepared to enjoy myself, but everything here fell apart as the ending neared, and the story gr
Romily Bernard
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so truth in advertising: Yes, I blog with this author. Yes, we're friends. I'm sure some people will think that's going to make me crazy biased, but I don't review books on GR unless I LOVED them and this one? I loved it. Truly.

Okay. So disclaimer aside, let's get to the good stuff. I won't bother with a synopsis because y'all know I can't summarize for crap so I'll stick to what I liked.

Chloe. She's a great heroine and so so so human. Here's a girl who wakes up to a whole new life and, af
Sarah Elizabeth
This was a really good mystery, I almost felt like I'd read it before at the beginning, but I don't think I had. I was really interested to find out why Chloe had lost her memory, and the answer wasn't disappointing. ...more
Feb 15, 2022 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
ummm. what? How have I never heard of this?

*goes to email Sourcebooks*

I need this book in my life right now! I am LOVING all the mystery novels Sourcebooks has been releasing, like Truly, Madly, Deadly, and now this one!


Contemporary mystery novels have officially become a favorite sub genre of mine. Six Months Later is a strong addition to this sub genre. I love how creative authors get with the mysteries but never cross the line to an absurd and unrealistic plot line. Six Month
Bobby Hannafey
Nov 01, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 STARS | SIX MONTHS LATER was DELICIOUSLY SMART and THRILLING! I read this book in one day, and was ADDICTED to the story, romance, and insane mystery! Chloe has everything she wanted, except her memory… When she falls asleep in study hall at her school, it’s the middle of May. But when she wakes up, it’s November, six months later and has no clue how she was asleep through six months at her school! Before, she’d been a mediocre student. Now, she’s a valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy L ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Chloe fell asleep in May and woke in November missing six months of her life. As she tries to get her bearings, she learns that she has gone from slacker to super student, from admiring the boy of her dreams from afar to being his girlfriend, and from having a best friend to not being on speaking terms.

It was wild and twisty ride I took with Chloe as she got to the bottom of what happened to her life. Not only did her bouts of paranoia make me tense, but she also got caught up
Apr 23, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was absolutely ridiculous.

It defies logic, common sense, medicine and probably physics, without even pretending to be supernatural.

Also, I loved it lmao

Two things can be true at once. It can be ridiculous but also good.
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read, Got a Chance to read the ARC, The Beginning is just creepy, I can't imagine falling asleep in class, and waking up 6 months later with all new friends and a whole new life.

The Plot keeps you riveted, and just when you think you have figured it out, Richards throws you a new curve.

The writing style is very witty, and the Dialog is so natural, I was not just reading the conversations I was hearing them.

Great characters, once it got going, I couldn't put it down. I read it in 2 days,
Jocelyn Rivera
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I recently read 6 Months Later by Natalie Richards I really liked when Chloe started to realize that she was falling in love with Adam because I have the same love for my dog and it was just a beautiful moment. It was a great book, very suspenseful and the ending was just shocking. It was also very interesting to watch Chloe piece together the whole mystery.
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Why You Should Buy It

This creeptastic mystery will grab you by the lapels from the first word and won't let go until the very end. Six Months Later is everything to love in a great mystery thriller book.

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*I received this e-book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.*

There are some books that you have to get into to. You have to push through the first few chapters before the rewards pay off. And then there are those books that gra
Kurt Dinan
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
YA is in desperate need of more books like this--a page-turning thriller with a tough female protagonist. I blasted through this book in two days needing to solve the mystery of Chloe's missing six months. A great read and a great time. ...more
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Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Chloe didn't think life would change your sleeping in study hall. It's one class and a tiny nap, what could possibly go wrong? The worst thing that can happen to her is fail his SAT.
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Chloe falls asleep in the middle of the study hall. When she wakes up she realizes she misses 6 months of her life. Now she has everything she's ever wanted. She's a popular girl, has perfect grades, and is finally dating her all time crush. When her best friend ignores her, she realizes something is wrong and she's determined to find out what ...

Six Months Later started off very promising, but when I was halfway through I started losing my interest. The characters are flat and I found it hard t
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
4.5 Stars!
I love a good mystery and I also happen to love the YA genre but sadly there just aren't enough mysteries in this genre for whatever reason. For I don't know how long I have been saying that I wish more writers would branch out of the paranormal and into the mystery, because really, the stretch isn't too bad and thankfully someone out there is listening because this year I have noticed a few YA mysteries popping up more and more and I couldn't be more excited about it. Not only are the
Liz Barnsley
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Chloe didn't think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her.

An alluring and addictive r
Pintip Dunn
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. For so many reasons. First of all, the writing is just gorgeous. This book is filled with lines like this: "I lean closer to the window, but the snow refuses to be anything other than what it is. It falls thickly on the brown grass, clinging to the spindly branches of barren trees." I love it when words roll around my tongue like a mouthful of jewels -- and Richards manages to create this sensation without distracting one bit from the story.

Then, there's the suspense. The way
Beth  (YA Books Central)
WOW!!! I was hooked after the first chapter. I could not put this book down! Literally read the entire thing in one day!

Chloe is your typical high school junior. She is feeling the pressure from everyone to improve her grades and prepare for the SAT. Chloe has spend her high school career being best friends with Maggie and crushing on the popular guy Blake.

During study hall Chloe decides to take a quick nap and when she wakes up she realizes that either she slept for six months for something r
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book gets 4 stars because it is so perfect for High School students. The language, tone, and emphasis are just right for this age, and the subject matter is interesting if not entirely original. It begins as a mystery but includes sub themes of family, friends, and the demands to excel academically in the increasingly competitive atmosphere of college entrance exams.

Unlike many YA books which turn parents into caricatures or obviate them altogether, this novel portrays realistic relationshi
Reading is my Escape
“I’m sitting next to the fire alarm, and my best friend is going down in flames.”
- first line
Chloe has a best friend that she stands up for and a rebellious streak that gets her in trouble. She hasn’t really been focused on school or grades and doesn’t want to check her GPA. It’s May and she has time before she has to worry about college. She falls asleep one day in study hall and wakes up at night, alone in the room with snow falling outside. Somehow six months have passed and she has no memory
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First of all I would say this is an absofreakinglutely recommended book!

This is a story about Chloe who was once an average student, the not so popular-invisible one, the kind of student who can only read 2 lines of the text book then will feel sleepy.

She just slept in the study hall and when she woke up everything changed in her life.
She didn't know 6 months had passed already and she's very popular in her school, dating Mr. Perfect Blake and to think this guys is her long time crush. She also
Sheri Adkins
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Read an early copy of Six Months Later and loved it! It creeped me out in the best way possible and kept me up late for several nights, turning the pages, until I finished. Chloe, the main character, was amazing and I loved that the story was told through her. Everything is happening so fast to her and it’s like we’re right there with her, trying to piece together this puzzle at the same time. She’s brave when she has to be, but her choices are hard and I kept asking myself what I would do in he ...more
Leigh Anne
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to read an ARC of this amazing novel, and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the YA genre, and/or suspense/thrillers. The author does a wonderful job of pulling the reader into the story, and building interest in her characters. I loved how the suspense of the plot kept me turning the pages! I've loaned out my ARC to family/friends, and they've enjoyed it too. I can't wait to read the published version when it comes out! In fact, I've already pre-ordered my copy. ...more
Karen Karn
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great read! I was hooked from the first sentence. My sympathies went right out to Chloe in her lost time dilemma. Loved Adam's sweetness and concern. The clues kept me glued to see what was going to happen next! ...more
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