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A year ago, Rem Braithwaite watched his classmate Franklin Kettle commit a horrific crime.

Now, apart from the nightmares, life has gone back to normal for Rem. Franklin was caught, convicted, and put away in juvenile detention for what he did. The ordeal seems to be over.

Until Rem’s mother selects Franklin as a test subject for an experimental brain procedure intended to “
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by Simon Pulse
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Justine
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
A stylish and tense YA thriller with a slight SF bent.

The setting is contemporary, but the SF twist is in the experimental brain surgery performed on a high school shooter in an attempt to alter violent tendancies and stimulate empathy. The story follows Rem and his three friends a year after the shooting, his relationships with them, and with his mother, the doctor heading up the pioneer surgery. This book turned out to be quite a page turner for me, and of course there is much more going on th
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Maria (Big City Bookworm)
If Shaun David Hutchinson says to read it, I'm 100% going to read it.

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Shaun Hutchinson
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review to come closer to release date. Needless to say, I loved it.
Kistal Gordon
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Holy crap! HOLY CRAP! Where the hell did this book come from?!!

I'm shook. I'm in awe. I'm crying.

It was so good.

This book was a whirlwind.

It takes you on a journey in the human mind. What makes you a killer? It was really good.

I can totally see this being a movie or a tv show.

I really enjoyed it.

This review makes absolutely no sense. I'm still processing.

3.75/5 stars
Kate
5/5stars

4/5stars

I read this in a single sitting.

I'm overwhelmed.

So I'm just gonna vomit some words.

Okay let's do this.

This is a novel that takes place in a modern world very similar to our own, with the tiniest scifi twist of slightly more advanced technology (lemme tell you, Tim Floreen does this whole "scifi mixed with the real world" thing REALLY well). A year before the story starts, a horrific incident occurs where a boy was shot during school - and now, his murderer is going to be "fix
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Angelina
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally on Fable's Library
I requested this book from Simon Pulse this doesn’t not change my opinion at all! (Thank you Simon Pulse!!!!)

I SHOULD probably start off with saying, the first chapter is a bit graphic. Also there’s minimal animal violence, if that makes sense. If that bothers you, you have been warned.

What I Liked
-Usually I can figure out how a book ends, with Tattoo Atlas, it was a mystery. I kept suspecting the wrong people which was GREAT because it ended up becoming a awesome
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Phee
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
4.25 stars.

So this book is called ‘Anatomy of a murderer’ in the uk. But I prefer the American title and cover so that what I bought.

This was so so good. I’m not really into YA these days as I prefer a more mature plot and characters. But this really surprised me. Sure it had its tropes and eye roll moments, but it had such a interesting concept and really varied characters. I couldn’t stop reading it. I really like that it was set in our world but it had that slight sci-fi bend to it. Strange
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Mrs. Europaea
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This may only be the beginning of 2017 but I already know this book will make my top 5 list of favorite books this year. Tim Floreen has created a brilliant teen novel with diverse and interesting characters. Additionally he thoughtfully covers many important topics and issues. The themes in this book touch on sexuality, gun reform, ethics, and teen angst just to name a few. He incorporates these themes so subtly that it genuinely reflects real life instead of seeming contrived, cliche or out ...more
Halley Hopson
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars!

This was fantastic. And so very intense. There’s just something about Tim Floreen’s writing style that just really clicks with me.
Sraah
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was good. I liked this.
Elham
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MIND BLOWN! I'M A MESS. Why the hell have more people not read this because it totally deserves more readers.

I bought this on iBooks for $5 because I was bored, and literally went in with no expectations. But the farther I went in, I needed to keep reading. Oh, and I totally didn't ditch homework and stay awake til 1am on a school night. (I read til 11:30 and then I processed my thoughts for an hour, yes.) This was so well-written.

The plot was really well-done. Lots of twists and turns. Kept m
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Allyson Bogie
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a digital advanced review copy of this book from the publisher.

Tattoo Atlas was totally gripping and I could barely put it down. Reading it was kind of like experiencing a really good action movie, and I felt the same way about Floreen’s first book, Willful Machines. The very first sentence is masterfully crafted and the story captivated me from there.

My first thought when I finished this book is that it's not for the faint of heart. It combines a school shooting, a lot of death, a vi
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Book Riot Community
After what happened last year, 17 year-old Rem Braithwaite never wanted to see Franklin Kettle again. Franklin murdered one of Rem’s best friends as Rem watched, a nightmare that has haunted Rem’s sleep since the day it happened. Now, Franklin is locked away in Juvenile Detention; Rem is doing his best to push the incident out of his mind and move on with the rest of his tight knit group of friends.

Then Rem’s mother, a neurologist at a major research lab, claims to have a possible cure for the m
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J. Taylor
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: totally-ship
Second novel of this author and I loved it again. His writing and his characters are just so on par, I can't wait for his next novel. This one really made me feel everything, it ended on a final note and I could really feel for the snowy like setting.

(view spoiler)
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Fenriz Angelo
Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a new to me author, I liked Willful machines a lot so I gave this book a try too. While I enjoyed it as much as his other book it doesn't mean I must rate it as high because I think Tattoo Atlas has many flaws that I cannot let go.

The story is solid, gripping since chapter one and suck you in till the end but when I let my head cool to actually think about I'd just read I couldn't help notice that first, I didn't know how much in the future the book was, also the videogame had so much we
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Malanie
This book messed me up. At this point, it's 11pm and I'm huddled on my bed sobbing. IT'S JUST SO MUCH. I'm definitely not okay by any standard. I need a fluffy gay love story for recovery.

Things I loved:
🌸Gay rep (gay protagonist)
🌸But the plot doesn't revolve around the MC's sexuality
🌸The prose is a pastel cloud of amazing. I'm using happy adjectives as a coping strategy for how shocked I am tho
🌸Because THE PLOT! YOU NEVER ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT'S COMING. AND IT DESTROYS ME.
🌸The characters are so l
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Maximiliano
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved how this book portrayed human nature and its inifinite reach. How trying to separate the human mind into a black or white spectrum is not a correct assessment. This book manages to achieve, throughout each and every one of the characters, how good and evil cannot be separated; how one cannot live without the other.

When you read a book or watch a movie you're always telling yourself "Oh, that guy's the good one, he has all the right motives, we should root for him". But this book showed
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Curtis Davenport
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars!!!
Went into this novel with no expectations and was BLOWN AWAY BY THE END OF THE FIRST. CHAPTER!!!
"Tattoo Atlas" is a great standalone about our perception of good and evil, and if "evil can be cured like a disease". Even though the characters felt trope-y in the first quarter, by the time you reach the middle portion you'll have characters that you hated you love, characters you hated you despise, and characters you DIDN’T WANT TO SEE GO!!!
I really loved Rem and Franklin's relatio
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Deseree Jones
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a book! (For this review I am going to be vague to be careful not to give away spoilers!) For this week's genre choice I really wanted to read Ember of Ashes but the library did not have it. I was disappointed when I had to choose another book and just reading the first chapter of Tattoo Atlas, I knew that it would be a painful book to get through. The first chapter involved a human eating a live mouse and I could not even finish the paragraph so I thought this was going to be a bad book th ...more
Salieri
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*mind blown*
Seriously how is this not a best seller?
sage
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, lgbt
This book held my attention from start to finish.
I loved every bit of it and I might've cried one too many times.
The writing wasn't beautiful or anything like that, just the plot, the plot was interesting.

The characters are so well developed I've grown fond of all of them, except for Tor he can definitely choke.
This book i complex and, although it might be a big quote, it talks, even for a brief moment, about the lack of gun policy in the US, why it's an issue and although it's brief, it was b
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Blodreina (Red Queen)
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stelle
- “I mean, it’s true you were never all that nice to me, but when was the last time anybody fell for someone for being nice?

Ricito.

When was the last time anybody fell for someone for being nice?
(Surely not in any YA. EVER.)

Può davvero esistere un modo per ‘spegnere’ alcuni istinti malvagi e invece ‘accendere’ quelli buoni come l’empatia, la compassione e la bontà? E se davvero fosse possibile una cosa del genere sarebbe eticamente giusto? Insomma, il mondo non è una bilancia? Esistono le perso
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Noelle Strait
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book grappled with some tough issues and made the reader decide what "evil" and "love" mean. The mother of the main character, Rem, is trying to see if they can cure Franklin, a psychopathic teenager, using a brain implant. However, as the book progresses, the reader begins to learn that the mother's methods are not always conventional and moral. Rem is stuck wondering if evil is curable, and if the end result outweighs the corrupt measures taken to get there. Rem not only battles with the ...more
Ririn
"So what did he do?"
Franklin's eyes darted toward me. "He kept me away from you."

This could have been the most romantic book I read this year, until it's not. Somewhere along the way it turns into a thriller with sci-fi element O.o and I love it. Sure there are things that are just too good to be true: Franklin's hacking ability (come on, he was held in the facility owned by military), the cops who always seem to be sleeping.

But I love the idea and I also love the overall execution (no pun int
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Angela
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a brave book in many ways, and wasn't anything I was expecting. Nothing went as I expected it, and I could appreciate the twists and turns the story took. Side note: I appreciated that The characters sounded like teenagers, instead of miniature adults.

May have to check out Floreen's other book.
Dazz Ross
Mar 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Didn't have time to find that out, Past Dazz. Unfortunately, several things pissed me off by pg. 23 that I couldn't continue further with Tattoo Atlas.

3/5/16 (Before Reading)

This Rem name sounds familiar. Oh, wait:

https://49.media.tumblr.com/b155ee088...

Hopefully this Rem is better than THAT Rem in the GIF.
Sydney
Over halfway through the book, I had been planning to give this book 5 stars, but by the end, it all came crashing down, and now I don't really know where I stand with it. Some of it was really good but at the same time, some of it was pretty bad. Then I was going to give it three stars. But I started thinking about how invested I was in this, so I settled on 4.

I have such mixed feelings about this book.

On one hand, it was the most invested I've been in a story in a LONG time. As in, I finished
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Karli
Jun 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
I really did not like this book. I could not get into it and dreaded reading it. I am not sure it would be a good book for teen readers. Some parts of the book could relate to their lives, but some of the things that happen are a little too much. There is some vulgar language and clearly described violence. It is very psychological and messes with the readers minds and emotions a bit. The suspense was decent and the book kept taking so many turns.
The characters were described well and it was ea
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Alexys
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book "Tattoo Atlas" written by Tim Floreen was like a roller coaster ride. It would be happy, then scary, but mostly confusing. I don't feel like the book explained certain events in enough detail. Floreen threw so many curve balls in this book, it was hard to keep track. I think this made it too busy to follow completely.
That being said, I actually really liked the book. When I got used to being just a little confused and accepted that I didn't know some facts, I was kept very interested.
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Jillian
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Tattoo Atlas by Tom Floreen was such an interesting read. It started out very eerie stating that Franklin had shot Pete through the head about a year ago. Then proceeds to tell how Franklin was taken to his mothers lab to do testing to see if they could possibly help him or "cure" the evil in him hence, "Can evil be cured?" It is hard to imagine being in Rem's shoes through this entire process. Seeing one of his best friends shot in the head would be really traumatizing, especially being there f ...more
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Tim's debut novel, Willful Machines, is out now from Simon Pulse. His follow-up, Tattoo Atlas, will be released on October 18, 2016.

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