Author: Ruth Mitchell
Narrator: Abby Anderson
Three things happen when technophobe Lucy learns to mindhack: Her brilliant crush becomes her boyfriend, they solve small crimes, and she’s deleted from his memory — and everyone else’s.
Now the only person looking for the college freshman is a mysterious young hacker who erases memories for profit. If he finds her, he will wipe out her memories — or worse. If Lucy doesn’t find him and stop him, no one will know that minds can be hacked and lives rewritten.
Lucy is a philosopher, and the only one of her friends who isn’t in love with the technological revolution of the “Specs.” She believes that it could be dangerous to have people that close to your thoughts. What if someone hacked it? Everyone laughs her off, until it turns out Lucy is right. When Lucy is erased from everyone’s memory, she goes on the run in an attempt to save her own memories, and potentially herself, from oblivion.
This was an absolute rollercoaster. Lucy was a fantastic MC. Easy to root for from start to finish. I thought she had a very unique voice, and the bit of her personality based around philosophy was refreshing from similar books in the genre.
My only qualm is that I feel as if Marco and Nick had more of a history than what was discussed in the book. The very first time we meet Nick, we see him lamenting over why people admire Marco, and it felt as if they had a deeper relationship than simple jealousy. Maybe I’m overanalyzing.
This book though was amazing. Different from anything I’ve read in a while. While it has all the suspense of an action-packed thriller, the addition of the Specs gave it a fantastic technothriller feel.
Not to mention the bits of philosophy give you plenty to think about. The entire idea that who are is based on our memories is deep because if those memories are erased, are we really us or are we someone else. Will we make the same mistakes over and over to find our true selves or become someone else entirely? It’s amazing food for thought.
Narration was perfect.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.