Siri, Who Am I? by Sam Tschida: the beginning is good, the rest…we won’t talk about

Note: Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

SYNOPSIS

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A millennial with amnesia uses her Instagram account to piece together her identity in this hilarious and whip-smart comedy about the ups and downs of influencer culture.

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 her 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 an ugly truth behind her perfect Instagram feed, and evidence that her head wound was no accident. Did Mia have it coming? And if so, is it too late for her to rewrite her story?

REVIEW

The beginning really hooked me in and I was excited to keep going. It was ridiculous and I thought it was what I was looking for at that time. There are a bunch of weird hospital characters and Mia was sorta quirky but not really the endearing kind which is fine because I found it enjoyable. Mia’s initial findings on who she is and who she might be was interesting. Then, when she started calling people and you get that feeling that she’s not really liked, I felt like oooh yes mystery. Mia also has an extremely rich boyfriend who seems to good to be true. Anyway, I really wanted to know where the story is going and who caused Mia’s accident. However, instead of becoming more invested in the story, I started losing interest.
Everything was just so meh and I didn’t feel the chemistry. When it got to the part revealing how she lost her memories, the tension was lost so it felt very anticlimactic.

It was still quite a fun read but I don’t know…I might have been expecting something more (or different?).

Category/Genre(s): Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance

Publisher: Quirk Books

Release Date: January 12, 2021

Rating: ★★

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