The Memory thief was gifted to me in exchange for a review via netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book: the memory thief
Author: Lauren Mansy
Publication date: October 1st 2019
Genre: young adult, fantasy
Rating: 5 STARS
In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.
Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.
To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.
A brand new fantasy novel where memories are your currency by a debut author. Ummm yes please! I truly loved this story! We meet Etta a strong, tormented, young girl who is doing everything she can to bring her mother back into this world even if that means going back to the people she once betrayed.
I read this story in two sittings and I cannot wait to reread this story and read more from this wonderful and talented author.
Full of twists, turns and action I was on the edge of my seat begging for more and more. I had no idea what was going to happen next and what did truly inspired me!
This is an amazing read that you need to get your hands on. The Memory Thief is a book you need on your TBR.
About the Author
Lauren lives in the Chicago area, where she’s spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers. When she’s not writing, Lauren is usually with her family or exploring the city to find the best deep dish pizza. The Memory Thief, which was inspired by Lauren’s own journey with her mother, is her first novel.
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