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The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2019, 59, book-club, fantasy, oct
Read 2 times. Last read October 12, 2019.

At one point, I actually forgot I was reading this book which is never a good sign.

Okay, here are my two big issues with this book:

1. I think the IDEA of trading memories is intriguing, but I still don't quite understand exactly how it works so the world building didn't exactly hold up for me. I will also admit that this type of fantasy isn't really my jam so if I have to think overly hard about it that means I'm not super invested in the characters, so the author has to work that much harder to keep me engaged in the actual world, which...see previous point about this type of fantasy not really being my jam.

2. Lauren Mansy can write whatever kind of book she wants, but I would have liked this book SO MUCH MORE if--and this is the mildest of spoilers--(view spoiler) because this book was just too much about Etta and BOYS BOYS BOYS, and it started with Etta and her awesome younger sister-type charge and I wanted all of those shenanigans and got so very little of them, so.
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October 12, 2019 – Shelved
October 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
October 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 59
October 12, 2019 – Shelved as: book-club
October 12, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
October 12, 2019 – Shelved as: oct
October 12, 2019 – Finished Reading

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