Mia might look like a Millennial but she was born yesterday. Emerging from a coma with short-term amnesia after an accident, Mia can’t remember her own name until the Siri assistant on her iPhone provides it. Based on her cool hairstyle (undercut with glamorous waves), dress (Prada), and signature lipstick (Chanel), she senses she’s wealthy, but the only way to know for sure is to retrace her steps once she leaves the hospital. Using Instagram and Uber, she arrives at the pink duplex she calls home in posts but finds Max, a cute, off-duty postdoc supplementing his income with a house-sitting gig. He tells her the house belongs to JP, a billionaire with a chocolate empire. A few texts later, JP confirms her wildest dreams: they’re in love, Mia is living the good life, and he’ll be back that weekend.
But as Mia and Max work backward through her Instagram and across Los Angeles to learn more about her, they discover a surprising truth behind her perfect Instagram feed, and evidence that her head wound was no accident. Who was Mia before she woke up in that hospital? And is it too late for her to rewrite her story?
Firstly, I want to say thank you to Quirk Books for sending me a copy of this book. I am really grateful for this opportunity.
This is not my normal type of book, however the synopsis really appealed to me and when I was offered a copy in exchange for an honest review I decided I wanted to give it a go.
I would say the first 100 pages of this book held so much promise. I flew through it within the hour and I just wanted to know more. I really enjoyed piecing Mia’s life together initially and couldn’t help but apply my own theories wanting to know if I was correct. However after the first 100 pages the book really went downhill from me.
I was initially intrigued by Mia, however as the book progressed she just irritated me more and more to the point where I strongly disliked her. I didn’t want to know anything else, I didn’t have a connection with her and I just did not care what happened next. Therefore I found myself skim reading the latter half of the book just to get to the end because I had invested a good amount of time into the book already.
I will say that this is not a bad book, and should I have got on with Mia a little better or she progressed in the way she did in the first 100 pages I would have quite liked this book and given it a higher rating. The premise had so much promise. I think you should read this book for yourself and form your own opinions but solely based on the main character, Siri Who Am I? just wasn’t for me!