Wednesday, February 16, 2011
“Memento Nora” by Angie Smibert
“On an otherwise glossy day, a blast goes off and a body thuds to the ground at Nora’s feet. There are terrorist attacks in the city all the time, but Nora can’t forget. So Nora goes with her mother to the TFC-a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic. There, she can describe her horrible memory and take the pill that will erase it. But at TFC, a chance encounter with a mysterious guy changes Nora’s life. She doesn’t take that pill. And when Nora learns the memory her mother has chosen to forget, she realizes that someone needs to REMEMBER.
With newfound friends Micah and Winter, Nora makes a comic book of their memories called Memento. Memento is an instant hit, but it sets off a dangerous chain of events. Will Nora, Micah, and Winter be forced to take the Big Pill that will erase their memories forever?” -the back of “Memento Nora”
Readers: You’ve probably all figured out that I immensely enjoy the new Dystopia stuff that has been coming out. Everyone else seems to like it too -I think it’s probably the new vampire. That being said, this is another great one!! I think anyone that liked “Matched” or “The Hunger Games” will adore this. “Memento Nora” is a fast-paced, thrilling novel by debut author Angie Smibert. The book is only 184 (ARC) pages long, which at first kind of surprised/worried me, because I was worried that a story in a book that short simply couldn’t be that well developed. I WAS SO WRONG. The characters were pretty well-developed to me, and so was the setting and the story itself. The comic strip was brilliant. Not taking the pill. A rebellion. Using Memento, latin for “remember”, and the whole Memento Mori, remember you’ll die… AHHH. This book was exciting. The storyline and characters were memorable. I also really liked the original language kind of like that of “Uglies”, like the word “glossy”. FOUR AND A HALF STARS!!!
This book was even a bit SCARY. In the way that, alright, the Hunger Games and the capitol seem so far away. Living in Cassia’s world (Matched) (by the way, the red pill!!!!), seems lightyears away. The TFC, and the situations that follow, that seems pretty realistic. In a sad, scary, kind of way.
I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL. This is one I really recommend you go out an get when it is released APRIL 1ST! If you want to find out more about “Memento Nora” go to Angie Smibert’s website (where you can read the 1st chapter) and the official website for “Memento Nora”.
Thank you very much Marshall Cavendish publishing company for sending me an ARC of “Memento Nora”, and giving me the opportunity to read and review this awesome book.
readers: I can’t stress enough that receiving a review copy in NO WAY alters my review or opinion!
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