For this October’s book of 2019, we are so blessed to have Blink YA sponsor us and they picked a new release for our Book of the Month.
The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for October 2019 is The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
Take a minute to see what this book is all about.
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.
About the Author
I’m from the Chicago area, where I grew up helping my parents in our family business. I’ve spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers, and when I’m not writing, I love staying active outdoors, exploring the city to find the best deep-dish pizza, and spending time with my family. My debut novel THE MEMORY THIEF was inspired by my own journey with my mother, who was a survivor when all hope seemed lost.
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