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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 Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy is a young adult fantasy story that is told in the first person The idea behind the story is that memories are used like currency and can be transferred or stolen from one person to the next which really drew my interest but unfortunately my expectations weren’t met with how the story was doneEtta is the main character who is one of the “gifted” in the story however she has been hiding her abilities The gifted can transfer memories by simply touching someone and the ungifted could only receive memories Etta’s mother is in danger so she makes a deal to help and ends up paired up with ReidThere were several things that I found in here that kept me from loving this story First the world building is rather brief and tossed in and along with the character building could have really used a lot depth The romance also seemed rather rushed going from a dislike to totally in love in what felt like pagesI also kind of felt that could have been done with the idea of memories than the overall plot of one ruler wanting control of all the areas which made it feel like of a cookie cutter plot like a lot of other young adult fantasies In the end it just wasn’t my cup of tea leaving me at 2 12 starsI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit Tempting Treasures rejoining the Shadows the Mikrocontrollertechnik Mit Avr rebel group she swore off in the wake of. The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy is a young adult fantasy story that is told in the first person The idea behind the story is that memories are used like currency and can be transferred or stolen from one person to the next which Geschichte Der Hexenprozesse really drew my interest but unfortunately my expectations weren’t met with how the story was doneEtta is the main character who is one of the “gifted” in the story however she has been hiding her abilities The gifted can transfer memories by simply touching someone and the ungifted could only People Centricity receive memories Etta’s mother is in danger so she makes a deal to help and ends up paired up with ReidThere were several things that I found in here that kept me from loving this story First the world building is A Girls Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones rather brief and tossed in and along with the character building could have Murderers, Scoundrels and Ragamuffins (The First Ward, really used a lot depth The The Labors of Heracles romance also seemed 7 Myths About Women and Work rather Tales Of Bygone New England rushed going from a dislike to totally in love in what felt like pagesI also kind of felt that could have been done with the idea of memories than the overall plot of one Capacities, Capacity Constraints and Capacity Reserves of Airports, Today and in the Future ruler wanting control of all the areas which made it feel like of a cookie cutter plot like a lot of other young adult fantasies In the end it just wasn’t my cup of tea leaving me at 2 12 starsI Simon and the Messy World received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor Tattered Wings reviews please visit

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The accident years earlierTo 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 wor. I'm so sorry to part ways like this You seemed like such a great book such an interesting concept And you've got such a pretty cover But when I found myself making excuses to avoid reading you even as I approached the halfway point I knew that this wasn't meant to last my breakup letter to this book DNF around 48%I really did want to enjoy this book The concept of memories as currency is fascinating and I loved the way the author brought up ideas like people collecting experiences just to bargain them away for money It's horrifying but so incredibly interesting And as I saw in interviews regarding the book the author based a lot of Etta's struggles with her mother's health around her personal experience with her own mother's illness I love when stories have meaningful personal connections woven into them and that aspect of this book was uite nicely doneThe problem was in the execution The beginning was a massive info dump that had me constantly flipping back and forth to double check what different terms and groups of people meant The whole thing became a bit of a jumble for me and maybe that was just a result of me reading it at night when tiredbut I don't typically have that experience with other books so I'm inclined to think it was just an issue with the writing and pacing But the final nail in the coffin the reason I ended up giving up on this book about halfway through was the cringe worthy insta love that emerged out of nowhere I just couldn't justify sticking with it any longer I was deliberately avoiding reading because I didn't want to get into this book which in turn put me behind on all the other ARCs I have to review not to mention all the new fall releases I want to check out Maybe someday I'll give this one another go and maybe I won't resent it by then But for now I think it's in both of our best interests to simply leave while we still can Thank you to BLINK for providing me with an eARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Mikrocontrollertechnik Mit Avr rescue her mother Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty Geschichte Der Hexenprozesse ruler of a neighboring Realm So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks unexpected People Centricity romance and above all her own past in order to set things A Girls Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones right in her wor. 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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 pleaseSeventeen year old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture but grapples with the guilt. The concept and bones of this world and story are amazing; sadly they haven’t been given the space to transpire breathe and sink in for the reader I feel like there is a trilogy or at least 1000 page epic story here; and it’s been ruined by being chopped down or rushed into 300 pages one POV and for a broad audience; instead of the darker feel I hoped for from the blurb ConvenienceUnfortunately Lauren Mansy has made a critical error One of my number one pet peeves in writing is convenience or too much luck Our leading gal sure seems to know everyone in the realm and they are always super nice to her and helpful Is there not one person besides our clear bad guys that lives in this land that isn't all for her What's worse is that I would expect in a world where memories are sold to the highest bidder and lost to the original person forever that you'd forget lots of people over the years because you sold all their memories or the memory of what their name is where they are from etc TimelineIf anyone has a timeline of the events during The Memory Thief I'd love to see it To me as the reader I thought only a couple days passed by Yet there are multiple comments made by our first person leading lady about how she felt someone had changed so much since she last saw them or something had evolved or grown which really confused me I'd love to really know how much time actually passes from the beginning through each event to the endRushedThere is so much that could have been explored here inside this uniue construct of a world But within 300 pages and so much plot it's just not possible to do the story or characters justice I wish this was a trilogy with a broader arc opportunity to explore the memory situations created and a lot time for our characters to live learn and grow OverallI just wanted a lot from a book with such a great ideaconcept and beautiful cover I know The Memory Thief is Mansy's debut novel and so I would consider reading another of her future books I really hope that she takes the time and her publisher allows her to really explore her ideas and characters further Mansy is young and so I have great hopes for her abilities to grow and become a solid addition to the YA fantasy or adult fantasy genre Please note I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased review The Story of Before reign The power obsessed Tempting Treasures 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 pleaseSeventeen year old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture but grapples with the guilt. The concept and bones of this world and story are amazing; sadly they haven’t been given the space to transpire breathe and sink in for the Mikrocontrollertechnik Mit Avr reader I feel like there is a trilogy or at least 1000 page epic story here; and it’s been Geschichte Der Hexenprozesse ruined by being chopped down or People Centricity rushed into 300 pages one POV and for a broad audience; instead of the darker feel I hoped for from the blurb ConvenienceUnfortunately Lauren Mansy has made a critical error One of my number one pet peeves in writing is convenience or too much luck Our leading gal sure seems to know everyone in the A Girls Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones realm and they are always super nice to her and helpful Is there not one person besides our clear bad guys that lives in this land that isn't all for her What's worse is that I would expect in a world where memories are sold to the highest bidder and lost to the original person forever that you'd forget lots of people over the years because you sold all their memories or the memory of what their name is where they are from etc TimelineIf anyone has a timeline of the events during The Memory Thief I'd love to see it To me as the Murderers, Scoundrels and Ragamuffins (The First Ward, reader I thought only a couple days passed by Yet there are multiple comments made by our first person leading lady about how she felt someone had changed so much since she last saw them or something had evolved or grown which The Labors of Heracles really confused me I'd love to 7 Myths About Women and Work really know how much time actually passes from the beginning through each event to the endRushedThere is so much that could have been explored here inside this uniue construct of a world But within 300 pages and so much plot it's just not possible to do the story or characters justice I wish this was a trilogy with a broader arc opportunity to explore the memory situations created and a lot time for our characters to live learn and grow OverallI just wanted a lot from a book with such a great ideaconcept and beautiful cover I know The Memory Thief is Mansy's debut novel and so I would consider Tales Of Bygone New England reading another of her future books I Capacities, Capacity Constraints and Capacity Reserves of Airports, Today and in the Future really hope that she takes the time and her publisher allows her to Simon and the Messy World really explore her ideas and characters further Mansy is young and so I have great hopes for her abilities to grow and become a solid addition to the YA fantasy or adult fantasy genre Please note I Tattered Wings received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 14 review