Monday, December 28, 2015
A Book I Recommend: The Unhappening of Genesis Lee
A little more than a year ago I drove 4+ hours and attended the book launch of The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur. I've mentioned it in my blog before, but the book really deserves its own post. And what better way to do it than to celebrate its first birthday-ish?
But I'll cut to the chase; the real reason you're here isn't so I can relive that beautiful night, it's to know about a book I recommend:
Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementi--a small group of genetically enhanced humans--Gena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve memories perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena's best friend.
Anyone could be next. That's why Gena is less than pleased to meet a strange but charming boy named Kalan who claims not only that they have met before, but that Gena knows who the thief is.
The problem is, Gena doesn't remember Kalan, she doesn't remember seeing the thief, and she doesn't know why she's forgetting things--or how much else she might forget. As growing tensions between Mementi and ordinary humans drive the city of Havendale into chaos, Gena and Kalan team up to search for the thief. And as Gena loses more memories, they realize they have to solve the mystery fast...because Gena's life is unhappening around her.
"The premise of this book had me excited, but it was the narrative voice that sucked me in from page one. I latched onto Gena and had to keep reading to find out what would happen to her next." -Lindzee
"Let me start out by saying, I don't read a ton of Sci-Fi. It's just not my thing. BUT, I decided to give this book a chance and I loved it!" -Bookgirl 82
Get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as an audio book.
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