Author: Eileen Cook
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 3 stars
Harper is used to her family being hounded by protestors. Her father runs the company that trademarked the “Memtex” procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn’t be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent as he is hot. Not that Harper’s noticing, since she already has a boyfriend.
When Harper suffers a loss, she’s shocked her father won’t allow her to get the treatment, so she finds a way to get it without his approval. Soon afterward, she’s plagued with strange symptoms, including hallucinations of a woman who is somehow both a stranger, yet incredibly familiar. Harper begins to wonder if she is delusional, or if these are somehow memories.
Together with Neil, who insists he has his own reasons for needing answers about the real dangers of Memtex, Harper begins her search for the truth. What she finds could uproot all she’s ever believed about her life…
This book was good. Not bad, not amazing, but good. It started off kind of slow for me. I was 24% into the book before it really started getting interesting. Even from there the pacing of the book was off. I would read a few pages and put it aside only to pick it back up and read some more and put it back down. It was like I could only handle the pacing for so long before I had to put it down for awhile. Until, it got to be around 50-60 ish % then it was going good. It was like Eileen finally got to her favorite part and took of with it. The pacing was better and before I knew it was over. Not like boom, only my God, it ended suddenly but it was going at a much better pace for myself and I quit paying attention to how far along I was until it was over. It got more interesting as it went along as well. I became more.. how do I put this….. engulfed?, entranced?, more into the story and less actually in reality. I need up liking the read. It is interesting to ponder what it would be like to have my memory partially erased. I don’t think it’s my cup of tea. I have a bad memory as it is. I don’t need any help in that department. If you like sci-fi, fantasy this could be a read for you. Have you read it? What do you think?