“Live in the moment whenever you can. You don’t need a memory for that.”
Title: The One Memory of Flora Banks Author: Emily Barr Genre and Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: eARC Pages: 313 Publication: Penguin Books, 12 January 2017 Read: January 2017 Rating:
Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.
With little more than the words “be brave” inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must “be brave” if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.
The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules:
• Grab a book, any book.
• Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
• Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
• Post it.
• Add the URL of your post in the Linky back at her blog.
Here I’m going to feature the first line or sentence of a book. Because it’s fun to judge books by their opening words and according to Lemony Snicket, “a book’s first sentence can often tell you what sort of story your book contains.”
Welcome to this week’s edition of WWW Wednesdays! This is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and it’s pretty simple, we just answer the 3 Ws:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
This is a new addition to the blog (yaay!) but I don’t think I can join every single week especially when I take too long to read a book and I’ll probably feature the same one in three consecutive weeks. Hehe. Let’s just see where this takes me. Shhh, I know it’s already Thursday in my timezone but hey, it’s still Wednesday in some parts of the world, right?
Without further ado, here are the book highlights of my week…
“All these years I’d thought being a spy was challenging. Turns out, being a girl is the tricky part.”
Title: I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You Series: Gallagher Girls, Book 1 Author: Ally Carter Genre and Themes: Contemporary, Romance Format: Paperback Pages: 284 Publication: Disney-Hyperion, April 2006 Read: October 2017 Rating:
Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real “pavement artist”-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.