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Memory Walker

(Inflexaen #1)

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Imagine having the power to view someone's past at the brief touch of their skin.

High school rumors are the worst. In fact, high school’s the worst. At least as the school freak that avoids human contact.

Freshman year, seventeen-year-old Thea Scott developed the suckiest burden ever. At the brief touch of a person’s skin, she’s forced to walk in their memories. She’d give
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Published May 18th 2018 by Evernight Teen
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D.M.
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thea is different. She used to be popular and have boyfriends. Now she can't stand to be touched by anyone. She doesn't want to know their secrets and that's what happens if someone gets too close.

Cole is the new boy at school. He is the first boy Thea has an interest in, since she gained her ability. When she touches him she doesn't see his memories. Thea wants to learn more and needs to know more fast.

Thea lost her family and lives with her Aunt. The doctors have already tested her condition
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Dianne
Humans touch each other, teenage humans are particularly touchy-feely. Imagine Thea’s predicament, to be touched is to see another’s emotions, thoughts, and events that randomly float through their minds. Not only does it make her a bit of a freak at school it can be grueling to know someone’s deepest, darkest secrets. Why is Thea cursed with this sensatory monster?

In walks new kid, Cole Conway and he may just hold the answers Thea is looking for. But can she believe what he tells her? Are there
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Julia (ten_thousand_books)
I was lucky enough to received a free copy of this book from the lovely author, in exchange for a review.

Synopsis:

Imagine having the power to view someone’s past at a brief touch of their skin. High school rumors are the worst. In fact, high schools the worst. At least as the school freak that avoids human contact. Freshman year, seventeen-year-old Thea Scott developed the suckiest burden ever. At the slightest brush of a person’s skin, she’s forced to walk in their memories. She’d give anythin
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Cecily Wolfe
An incredible and compelling debut with an ending that left me wanting more!

The author really captures the intense emotional drama that is adolescence, including the need to fit in with other teens, as Thea struggles with her ability and how she is ostracized by her classmates. Full of vivid emotional and physical details, this is a perfect blend of romance and science fiction. A great fit for fans of Alexandra Bracken's Darkest Minds series.
Searcy
2.5 stars

The underlying premise for MEMORY WALKER was so unique and interesting. I loved the concept of the Inflexaen and their abilities and that they have been hiding here on Earth among us. It was also smart for Carly Marino to have limited the types of powers the Inflexaen possess to just four, or things could have become far too confusing. And providing limitations - gaving them a weakness that prevents them simply taking over - was a very wise call.

Overall, this was a very strong debut eff
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Charlotte
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book. It had me from page one, always something happening, never boring.
Thea's life is like an old winding country road with curves so severe you can't see around them.
Thea is a senior who has an odd gift or more like a curse. She see people's memories of their skin touched hers, that has to be tough in high school halls during a class change. This labels Thea as a freak. Then she sees Cole who she thinks is a new guy, but her best friend, Wynter says ha
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Brona
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I normally read romance books, and when I found the blurb for this one I jumped up and down and asked to be able to read an early copy. Despite it being a YA book (not my usual reads) the story really caught my attention and it was a breath of fresh air from my usual reads. (Perhaps I need to branch into other genres more often) There is romance in there, so that side of me was satisfied, but it's handled perfectly for the YA reader. It was the 'memory walker' part of the plot that caught and h ...more
Starlit Reader
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-books
I was lucky that I got an ARC of the novel! I was hooked from the blurb itself. Thea is a senior who struggles with her power of being able to see people's memories just with a single touch. The idea was intriguing and the book did not disappoint. The plot had numerous twists and had a sense of humour which was unexpected but entirely welcome. I loved Thea and Cole's pure relationship. It's so hard to find a good romance in fantasy books now-a-days. I found myself loving Thea, despite a few of h ...more
Pike Perrie
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh what a fantastic read. My heart has gone on a roller coaster of a ride along with that of our heroine, Thea. Thea doesn’t fit in at school and feels like an outcast. She has a special ability, or curse in her mind. She can read the memories of people just with their touch. She doesn’t want this ability. No one believes her. When a new boy arrives at school, Cole, her life changes. We journey with Thea, Cole, Nora, and Drake as she learns more about herself, her past and her abilities There ar ...more
Cora
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This story has a really interesting premise. The author uses a lot of descriptive words that really make every detail come to life. The characters are strong and have great flow and development; however, I didn’t really connect with the style personally. That said, I could still see myself reading further into this series purely out of curiosity. I've fallen for the characters, and I need to know what happens next!
Bookfritz86
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the extreme pleasure of receiving an ARC copy of this book and I ate it up in a little over a day...it was so good!!! (I’m also a big fan of paranormal romance, so this was right up my alley)

It is easy to get into and keeps your attention from start to finish.

The characters are all wonderful and well developed...you easily connect with them and care for them...which to me says a lot.

Carly Marino did an excellent job with this book and the concept of it. I’m look forward I reading more of h
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beautyguise
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a unique read!

This is hands down one of my favorite reads of 2018. Read the first chapter and I was completely hooked and I devoured it. Whole! I seriously lacked in my adulting skills during this read. It was completely worth it. But that is just my humble opinion.

I didn't find anything really lacking in this new series.

The world building is spot on! Each characters has their own unique personality and trait that you can relate too. The pace....there are no slow moments!!! Which is a hug
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Brittany Smith
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the very first moment of reading the blurb I was hooked into this book!

Thea is a senior in High School and at the slightest touch she can see that persons memories. She’s made the school pariah and her main goal becomes just making it through the day. Until she sees him, Cole, the new school heartthrob. There is something that pulls her to him and she doesn’t quite know what. And thus the fun begins....

The story unfolds really quickly and is fast paced from the start to the end! It has com
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Beth Skye Denny
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi, young-adult, own
If you love a great, fast paced science fiction novel packed with action, mystery, and romance, this is definitely your next read!

Fans of Jennifer Armentrout’s Luxen series and S. K. Levy’s Reigntime series will be in heaven with this debut novel.

Thea is not your average senior. One year and she’s free to seclude herself and never risk touching another human being again. Somehow through touch Thea can absorb and live in another’s memory. Something she’s kept hidden from her Aunt and friends. T
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Barbara Russell
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five stars for this awesome debut novel by author Carly Marino. I couldn’t put this book down.
Seventeen-year-old Thea has the uncanny gift to read other people’s memories every time she touches them. To her it feels more like a curse. Secrets, lies, intimate desires—Thea sees it all and wouldn’t want to. She wants to fit in, be a normal girl, and have a uneventful senior year.
Already branded as the official school freak with only Nora and Ethan as friends, Thea struggles to live a normal life u
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Georgia
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a free arc for an honest review. What a ride. Although this was a great book, the reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is because there were a bit of character flaws and confusion surrounding mainly Thea. She'd learn something but keep it to herself until the last possible moment even when it would have been better to tell it earlier. Anywho, don't let that stop you from reading it. It's adventurous and the imagery is vivid. My favorite character is probably Nora because sh ...more
Barbara Russell
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five stars for this awesome debut novel by author Carly Marino. I couldn’t put this book down.
Seventeen-year-old Thea has the uncanny gift to read other people’s memories every time she touches them. To her it feels more like a curse. Secrets, lies, intimate desires—Thea sees it all and wouldn’t want to. She wants to fit in, be a normal girl, and have a uneventful senior year.
Already branded as the official school freak with only Nora and Ethan as friends, Thea struggles to live a normal life un
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Jeanette George
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thea avoids touch at all costs. Cole changes every aspect of her life when they meet unexpectedly.

What impressed me most about Memory Walker was the inventive plot. The why behind the abilities is a cool angle. I enjoyed the writing style. It could be me, but I thought in the beginning there were a few choppy transitions in the story, but I didn't notice those later on. I have a bit of a love/hate about this being book 1 in the series. On the one hand, I really wanted a conclusion because so mu
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Shay
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, 2018, kindle, reviewed
You want to know a fantastic YA debut novel? You've come to the right place! Memory Walker isn't your run of the mill YA book. You know all those tropes that are classically attached to YA? Yeah, almost none of those apply here!(obviously it wouldn't be YA without a few so I'm letting those slide) It was such a breathe of fresh air to read a YA not bogged down by the tides of cliche! So what replaced these tropes? An actual well thought out story, complicated characters, out-of-this-world situat ...more
R.M.
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I tend to be harsh on YAs with boxes to check and obvious tropes vomiting in every chapter. They take me a long time to read. It feels like work. This didn't feel like work. I casually started reading on a Sunday and finished on Thursday of that same week. What kept me reading? For one, the story was very inventive and the magic system intricate yet not overwhelming. The characters were fun. Sure it checked a few boxes, but that's part of the genre. Lovers of YA/Fantasy expect to see certain asp ...more
Brona
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. Love the story and characters

I normally read romance books, and when I found the blurb for this one I jumped up and down and asked to be able to read an early copy. Despite it being a YA book (not my usual reads) the story really caught my attention and it was a breath of fresh air from my usual reads. (Perhaps I need to branch into other genres more often) There is romance in there, so that side of me was satisfied, but it's handled perfectly for the YA reader. It was the 'memory wa
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Debbie Turk
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 15+ PnR/Fantasy/A Twist of Sci-Fi
Wow!! This Story Is A Gripping & Amazing 5 Stars!!!🌟

This was an easy 5 star rating for me. This storyline was complex, gripping & intriguing!!!

Thea is an orphan that was raised by her Aunt. Thea's life changed overnight as she went from a popular, happy go lucky & fully confident High School girl to an introverted, outcast that didn't dare allow her skin to come in contact with that of any other person. If she she even brushed by someone she'd be swamped by their memories!!!😕 It hurt
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Zoé-lee O'farrell
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
What I loved about this book is the 'twist' on the modern day clicks in a high school.  Thea is the commonly known 'freak,' once the second half of the popular group with her best friend Wynter. Now she can't bear to be near people, let alone touch her.

Why? I hear you ask....or was that a memory in my head?? 

Well, if anyone touches her in any capacity she lives their memories, their secrets. they are thrust into her mind, causing, in some cases, a blackout.  She can not literally bear to be touc
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Andrea
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I have read any YA paranormals, because for a while I felt like I was reading the same story over and over again. And then I saw the blurb to this one. I was intrigued. The concept of being able to touch someone and read their memories is something that hasn't been overly done. In fact, I can't even remember specifically the last time I saw it.

I enjoyed this book. It does follow somewhat of a typical pattern: teenager who is kind of a longer, other than her closest friend
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Indie Wish List
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-2018
It’s been a long time since I read a YA Paranormal that was so fresh and new and like nothing I have ever read before! I absolutely LOVED this book … until the end when I realized book two isn’t out yet and had to grit my teeth in frustration because I WANT IT NOW!!!
Sorry, I was channeling Veruca Salt there.

Seriously, though, this book went in a direction I didn’t expect. I can’t say what I expected or where it went without giving anything away. I will just say that it was a shocking surprise. A
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Emily (Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories)
I love the concept of being able to view another’s memories and possessing the power to alter them. From the beginning, I was drawn into this book. I thought the characters were unique in their own way and progressed the story at a good pace. Unfortunately, once cliche Cole was introduced, the characters ceased being unique. Their actions became predictable and a little too childish for my taste.

I tend not to read romances because the characters often fall instantly in love. I understand wantin
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Kim Obregon
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
/*I received a copy of this book at no cost from the author*/

The story is about a girl who can see memories of others just by any skin contact. I really like the story, it has a great concept especially the different powers, memory reading and manipulation, and life force part that gives "high". However I'm having doubts with the characters. (view spoiler)
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Angelina Singer
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was filled with some many twists, and I didn't really see them coming! The further I got, the deeper Thea's story became, and even her memories became an obstacle to overcome. I am so impressed with this author's concept and ideas... I just wish this book didn't leave on such a cliffhanger!!! A slightly smoother ending might have been nice, but I can't complain too much, because I'm sure book 2 will be worth the wait. A fantastic story of life on another planet finding its way on Earth ...more
Hayley
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thea can't touch anybody without being thrust into their memories... I needed no other description. Once I knew that, I had to read this book and I wasn't let down. Surviving high school is hard enough as it is but not being able to touch anybody and not knowing the reason why must be hell on earth! I won't give spoilers but this book is jam packed with twists and turns, mystery, suspense, friendship, and of course, love. It'll also leaving you dying to read the next book. I, for one, am most ce ...more
Tammy
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Characters are likable. Thea and Cole are great together. I wasn't sure about Drake and Nora but Nora grew on me and Drake, oh Drake, sigh. Loved it when Logan came into the mix. The mystery surrounding Thea's life and power was a good one and wasn't revealed all at once. It was a bit of work to keep track of who was at full power and when especially when the action picked up. This wasn't a major issued though. Ended on a cliffhanger but I will be picking up the next one. I received an ebook and ...more
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