Thursday, March 10, 2011
YA Sci-Fi: Memento Nora by Angie Smibert
Memento Nora is a very fast-paced book. It took me a little time to get used to how fast Smibert moves between events, but after that I really enjoyed reading the book. It's exciting, though somehow most of the plot twists are not the jump-out-at-you surprises expected of such a story. Memento Nora has some interesting things to say about capitalism, materialism, the fears of contemporary American society, and the willingness of humans to "forget" things in order to avoid what they don't like or don't want to deal with, though I'm not sure which of these Smibert is really trying to focus on. The ending of the book is perfect, even with me accidentally reading the final lines and knowing (mostly) what was coming ahead of time. My concluding thoughts on this book? I. Want. The. Sequel. Now.
My ARC of Memento Nora was received from the publisher, Marshall Cavendish. It goes on sale April 1, 2011.