In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.
Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.
To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.
I really did enjoy The Memory Thief. The storyline was fast pace and very interesting. Did like some of the characters in it.
Etta mostly tries to stay under the radar. She walks around pretending she not gifted in order to keep her mom alive. Etta done some stuff in the past she not proud of. When she received an letter about her mother, she must return to her past and accept her gifts in order to change the world and save her mom.
This book like I said before is fast pace story. You can get suck into the world building and the history to it. You get you learn a lot from Etta past and what lead her to hide in first place. Be ready for some nice twists and turns in the book. It reads like a standalone book. Not sure if it’s a series or be more. Hopefully more readers discover this read.