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Narcosis Room

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Total Recall meets Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies.

Sleep for three months and make your problems go away.

Ellie Savage is used to promises. Her dermatologist dad and her psychiatrist mom run the Narcosis Clinic, a medical facility famous for ultimate makeovers, where disturbing issues are resolved while patients are beautified. Clients like pop star Dean Mathews are grateful to n
Paperback, 318 pages
Published February 19th 2019 by Owl Hollow Press
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

So "Narcosis Room" is a standalone Young-Adult: Mystery and suspense novel.
My first experience with this particular author and one that for the most part was a positive one.
This was a clean YA read told from multiple POV's: Mostly Ellie but also some from Dean and Cole too.
I found this such an interesting concept and idea especially considering though fiction this had some loose base in factual reality.
The idea that you can sleep away treatments and trauma while someone basically fixes and repro
Shirley Cuypers
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Louise Cypress!

When I read the synopsis of Narcosis Room I just had to read it. The story sounded so interesting and I wanted to know what this Narcosis Clinic is about and what was going to happen to the characters.

Narcosis Room started a bit slow and I was hard to go through the first few chapters, but once I was into the story, I really wanted to know what was going to happen. Narcosis Room w
 Reading Reindeer
I regret to say that I am not an all-the-time fan of YA fiction. I do, however, find YA books that I like, and even some that I adore. NARCOSIS ROOM captured my interest and approval from the very beginning. I found it so easy to understand and empathize with the characters, the science and the psychology fascinated me, and t inhe novel is so well-written I couldn't help but enjoy it. Ms. Cypress juggles several themes, including science, vanity, traumatically repressed memory, plus the normal e ...more
Sharman Badgett-Young
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Plot elements that will fascinate YA readers pop up throughout this book, a story about the difficulty of accepting oneself, and the businesses (responsible and not) that thrive on people's low self-esteem and longing to be"fixed." The author's humor keeps the suspense from becoming overwhelming as the main characters, and then the entire Seattle area, are plunged into crisis. Can anyone, doctors, local officials, the media, or the main characters find a way to stop deaths from occurring? And wh ...more
Amy Littleford
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am reviewing this book after receiving a free copy from Hidden Gems Books!

This book had me hooked from the very start. The idea of a place like the Narcocsis Clinic is all consuming and leaves you with so many questions and morals to think about. This book is almost dystopian in the way that it shows modern medicine take over people's lives and basically create perfect people. Take away there flaws and you have yourself a robot controlled by narcosis. Ellie was a brilliant main character and I
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Narcosis Room is a ya fiction novel. Told from different points of view, the story is engaging with original ideas. The characters are likeable and clever. There's action and drama and a surprise ending. Fans of the genre will enjoy it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, wow. When I started reading this book, I expected a lot of medical speak, and scientific explanations. I did not expect the plain humanity of the story, the emotions and motivations driving the whole story. This book is very intriguing and draws you into the story early on. Each of the characters are well written with distinct personalities. Through their words and actions, you'll be asking "what is going on" within the first few chapters. And though it becomes fairly obvious not all is what ...more
Stacy Kersteter

This book was full of twists and turns, but not exactly the most exciting. It wasn't awful though. Just, ok :)
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Impressive, disturbing and heartwarming!
No, not all at the same time.
What kept me on edge throughout reading the story was: what could possibly be the reason for taking such drastic measures?

The love story makes it a more enjoyable read and distracts from all seriousness.

Fortunately in the end the mysteries are solved.

The fact that there really were rooms like this... I really don’t want to think of it for too long.
They say desperate times call for desperate measures. That must be true. But it’
Allison Springer
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is a really well written book. The shifting narrator from chapter to chapter really gives the reader a strong sense of who the main characters really are. These characters also review some of the same events from their perspective and this adds depth to the story. The frightening thing about the premise of Narcosis Room is that this could happen and maybe it already does happen in the secret tests lead by intelligence and other
Brandy Mulder
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot, and it's not often I feel the need to talk back to a book, but this one got me to holler a little and my teen to look at me like I'm a crazy person lol. Poor Ellie, I could tell something wasn't exactly right, but the extent of what was going on was a big surprise. How far are people willing to go for perfection? In themselves? In their children? A long way, and it's pretty scary sometimes. The multiple POV are done very well, and they show the different motives that can drive some ...more
Judy Johnson
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure what to expect, this is a new to me author, and let me start by telling you two things: There are never any spoilers in my reviews, and I was pleasantly surprised. Plenty of twists and turns in this well-written mystery that was a bid on the dark side. How can going to sleep in a Narcosis Clinic cure your unwanted past? What will the consequences be, because you know as well as I do, everything comes at a price! Great story, wonderful characters keep you flipping the pages until yo ...more
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Narcosis. Sleep for three months, and wake up perfected. Want clear skin and an A in chemistry? Need surgery but dont want to deal with the pain or the healing time? Wake up perfect with Narcosis.
Ellie's parents are the only successful narcosis doctors. Can they fix her memory loss? Dylan is the singing star, but his stutter came back after his horrible breakup with his girlfriend, and the other half of is boy band. Cole just wishes Ellie would stop messing with his heart, and pretending he does
Shelby Naylor
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book so much! I had suspicions throughout the book as to what was the cause of her amnesia but I was still surprised at the end. I also loved that one of the main characters had a speech impediment. It's refreshing! I also enjoyed the book being based from Seattle because I was born and raised in Eastern Washington and have visited Seattle a few times :D I love getting to read books based on places that I have been! I also will say that I managed to read this in one day be
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
At first it is a bit confusing with meeting all the characters. The titles of the chapters did help and sometimes I had to look back to see who I was reading about but that could be due to my cold/concentration level at the time. The story itself was really good and I really couldn't tell who the bad guys were for sure or if there really were any until later in the book. Ending was a cliffhanger for the next victim or one of those endings you find in Stephen King or a movie that leaves you mouth ...more
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A scary glimpse into an imagined future where you can forget bad memories or tragic incidents by going to sleep for 3 months at the Narcosis Clinic. Have PTSD? Dr. Savage can fix it. That stutter? Gone. Want to be smarter and more focused? They can make that happen, too. But, every time you remove an unwanted memory or erase a problem, there are consequences, many of them much more uncomfortable and sometimes worse than expected. This page turner will keep you awake at night, and may even make y ...more
Dave Milbrandt
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review of its merits.

A fun YA romp, which seemed a bit far-fetched at the until you read the research notes. I thought the story would have been better as a near-future tale, but that more a personal preference. Also, the main characters are a bit tame in their language for teenagers (particularly amorous ones), but I'm a high school teacher, so I hear and see more than others might.

Brandi Colvin
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this YA novel! The author does an excellent job keeping the reader engaged the entire time, with no lulls in the story development. There are several surprising plot twists, and the suspense keeps you wondering what will happen next. The character development is rich and allows the reader to grow attached to each character and root for them throughout the book.
Jessica Earl
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has a very real contemporary feel to it, and this hardcore sci-fi fantasy lover really enjoyed the story! I enjoyed how Ellie's friends pulled together for her and helped her figure out what was going on. I felt that Ellie's and Dean's experiences were accurately and well done. The mystery in the story played out well and was paced nicely.
Ann O'Nymos
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
The plot was kind of predictable but with a twist in the end that I didn't see coming.
It's clear that Elli's parents used their therapy on her but why?
We also have a teen superstar and his love interest, some strong young people who stand together to solve a problem.
Things I didn't like:
- Chapters in different pov. Date and especially time stamp on each chapter was unnecessary and just distractive as the narrative is linear anyway.
- The mixed message about why the parents done it. I really wa
Katherine Kidwell
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love love love!!! I was enchanted at the get go for Narcosis Room! The characters were well-rounded, the plot fast-paced and the boys dreamy. I stayed up way too late reading just one chapter more, then the twists started happening and I really didn’t get any sleep! Can’t wait for the sequel!
Feb 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This was an interesting story with a unique premise. I was invested in the characters and the outcome of the story. That being said, there were some plot holes and some inconsistencies throughout. Overall, I think it was a good read.
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh....

I love this book! The characters were strong and amazing. Ellie, Cole , Dean, all for them. So many UPS and downs. This book keeps you going and you don't want to put it down.
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hidden-gems
Amazing! This book had me hooked from the beginning and did not disappoint.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Wow! Loved it from the start and Could not put it down!
Never saw that ending coming!
Penelope Wright
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this suspenseful YA novel! It kept me guessing right up until the end. I hope there's a sequel.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Narcosis is a YA standalone Mystery with a hint of Sci-fi novel. When Jen posted the synopsis of the book in our fb group, I messaged her that I wanted to review it because it was new to me.

The story was told in multiple POV's mostly Ellie and I really enjoyed it that way. I struggled on the first part of the book because it was slow.

The story was engaging, the characters are likeable though a bit immature. It was lacking in character development and I hated the romance. There was enough drama a
Corinne Sparks
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This! This is what YA fiction should be! It's all the things that we know and love about YA fiction, and has many of the tropes of the genre - but it's so finely crafted that it's a real joy to read, and a book that I would recommend to all readers.
Adults will get something a little more from the novel, an extra layer of nuance that goes beyond the teen drama of the obvious plot, and I certainly picked up on the true monsterous characters of some of the books people - where one could argue they
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
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This book was engaging from page 1. It had everything you would want in a book! The dynamic different points of view made this book fresh fun and inviting. Thank you Netgalley for the free earc in exchange for an honest review.
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