Review: Book: The Memory Thief- Lauren Mansy


Title: The Memory Thief

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Lauren Mansy

Publisher: Blink

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 320 Pages

ISBN:  9780310767657, 0310767652

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Memory Thief

Link to Goodreads: Memory Thief

Release Date: October 1, 2019

How I Got the Book: ARC Copy

Summary of the Book:

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.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is a concept that I was very unsure of and went into reading this with a lot of questions already. I know memories are very important but for someone to use them as currency had me wondering. I would not want anyone to take mine away. There is a ruler known as the Madame. She is evil and comes off strange. Etta and Ryder are very cool and flawed. The worldbuilding is a crazy. Etta is doing this to save her mother and have to go back to a group that she swore off years ago. I enjoyred it and would read more by this author.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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