2021 Reviews · NetGalley Reviews

Review: Siri, Who am I?

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share my review of Siri, Who am I? with you!

Title: Siri, Who am I?

Author: Sam Tschida

Publisher: Quirk Books

Publication Date: January 12th, 2021

Format: Digital Advanced Readers copy provided by NetGalley

Synopsis:

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?

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Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Review:

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley and overall I really enjoyed it! I loved the premise of a character having to piece their life together from just the information they can find on a smartphone that may or may not be theirs. There’s a bit of crime solving and a few twists that I didn’t see coming, that made this book fun to read.

What I liked most about Siri, Who am I? was the character progression that Mia, the main character, goes through over the course of the book. We learn things about Mia at the same times she does and because of that I think readers can relate to her. Mian’s situation is different than most, but the moments of uncertainty or having to confront an ugly truth are experiences most of us have gone through at some point. And having those experiences mirrored in this book makes Mia more relatable.

The other cast of characters are also interesting and while not nearly as relatable as Mia, they still make quiet the impression. Max and JP are polar opposites and watching Mia try to choose between them isn’t as awful as I was expecting. I’m never a fan of ‘love triangles’ or when characters have to choose between two very different people for seemingly superficial reasons. But Sam Tschida, the author, does a good job of focusing on how Mian’s choice between Max and JP is about more than just who she thinks she loves. It’s very personal and much more about finding out what kind of person she wants to be, rather than actually choosing between the two men.

There’s not much I didn’t like about this book. The pacing was a little off, going to fast and then slowing way down, but overall the writing was good and the plot is interesting enough to keep readers engaged even when the book slows down.

I’d recommend this book for readers who like romances with a bit of mystery thrown in or for anyone just looking for a fun book to read.

Thanks for reading!

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