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Friday, April 8, 2011

Review: Memento Nora

Title: Memento Nora
Series: Memento Nora # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Science fiction.Dystopian
Author: Angie Smibert
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Release Date: April 28, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"A teen struggles to hold onto her memories-and her identity-in a world that wants everyone to forget-and keep on shopping. Three dynamic teens come together to create a comic book of their memories."

This book is one heck of a eye opener. From the very first page I was hooked. The world that Ms. Simbert created is like no other. Filled with a ruling government and a great plot, Memento Nora is one book that I do not want to forget.

What I like most about this book, is the world that Ms.Simbert created. A government that offers you points to forget about bad things that happen. Now why would they want you to forget what you saw? Control. The world in the book and the way it was described is utterly amazing. 

Nora, for one, is a great character. Her strength not to forget anything is amazing. And the only reason she chooses to remember is not what she witnessed but what she found out. I was heart broken. To know what she knew and to know it was been hidden, I would want to remember too. Nora now saw everything and wanted to do something to remember, hence the word Memento. She created comics depicting events people set out to forget. And those comics got her into a lot of trouble.

The father in this book is pure evil. I could not even imagine why he did what he did to his own daughter and wife. But like the government he worked for he wanted control. And I glad that is blew up in his face.

Although this book is small, (which is my only gripe) is was packed with a great plot. Ms. Simbert gave you everything you needed to feel the characters and see their world. Memento Nora is a beautifully, haunting novel with a great dystopian world. I am looking forward to the sequel!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Fantastic review!! I am SO jealous that you got to read it already. This is one of my most anticipated reads of the year!

  2. I really enjoyed the world of this one and I felt so bad for Nora's mom. I was wishing bad things on her dad the entire time!

  3. I've seen this one around, glad to here it was good.

    and BOO on evil dads and controling gov't.

  4. Oh this world sounds so interesting. I think I will need to read this one. Sounds so deliciously dark!

  5. I need to add this book to my TBR pile. It sounds fabulous. Great review!
    Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
    From the Shadows

  6. Great review! l am glad you liked this, l did too!
    l think everyone was surprised by how much it packed into such a small book.


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