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Tabula Rasa: Review and Giveaway!

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Bourne Identity meets Divergent in this action-packed debut thriller with a Katniss-esque heroine fighting to regain her memories and stay alive, set against a dystopian hospital background.

Sarah starts a crazy battle for her life within the walls of her hospital-turned-prison when a procedure to eliminate her memory goes awry and she starts to remember snatches of her past. Was she an urban terrorist or vigilante? Has the procedure been her salvation or her destruction?

The answers lie trapped within her mind. To access them, she'll need the help of the teen computer hacker who's trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, and a pill that's blocked by an army of mercenary soldiers poised to eliminate her for good. If only she knew why . . .

Goodreads Summary

Sarah is not the type of girl to take her medicine laying down.  She is a fighter and the reader will appreciate her fire and wit.  She is an easy character to sympathize with; when the reader meets her she barely comes out of a procedure designed to eliminate her memory.  Both the reader and Sarah must figure out why Sarah is so "terrifying" that her memory needs to be eliminated and why she ended up in a hospital.

I can't imagine having my past deleted (though I wouldn't mind some portions!).  I really enjoyed how the author angled the plot of this book and I enjoyed the focus on memory.  This book made me wonder if there ever would be a procedure that could wipe a specific memory or set of memories.  I really enjoyed the fast-paced ending.  This book is recommended to young adult/teens.

4 Stars

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  1. I would love to read this! Sounds intriguing and I think my students would love it too!

  1. When I was younger, a blank slate sounded pretty good but I'm not so sure about it now.

  1. bn100 said...:

    Interesting premise

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  1. Erika said...:

    This book sounds really interesting! I love the cover too! Thanks for the chance to win! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  1. I've been keeping an eye on this book, it sounds so interesting. Kind of a dystopian psychological mystery. I'm really looking forward to it, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  1. erin said...:

    sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharin :)


  1. Heather said...:

    Would love to read this book. Thank you so much for sharing!

  1. sarah said...:

    With The Bourne Identity mets Divergent tag-line I think I will really enjoy reading it.

  1. Wow this looks really interesting! I love the cover and based on your review this sounds like the kind of book I enjoy! Great review!

  1. It sounds like an amazing and enjoyable read. I would love to read this book. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  1. I love YA thrillers :) Thanks for the giveaway!! :) :)

  1. I wasn't so sure about this book, but after reading so many positive reviews, I am rethinking my decision! It sounds interesting, and with the positiveness behind it, I may just love it!

  1. This sounds like an interesting read!