Review: The Memory Thief
Title: The Memory Thief
Author: Lauren Mansy
Release Date: October 1st, 2019
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 Review: This story had such a great premise and I wanted to love it but in the end it fell flat for me. The idea that people can buy and sell memories and the feelings that go a long with them is such as interesting idea. I liked the main character and the premise but other than a few moments of interest and action I found myself getting bored and putting the book down.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*