Review: Memento Nora by Angie Smibert

Memento Nora by Angie Smibert

Copy Courtesy of Marshall Cavendish
Release Date: 4/1/2011

Nora is about to have her memory erased for the first time by swallowing a little white pill, until a boy who gets his pill before her shows her that he spits it out, and tells her to 'Remember'. Now that Nora remembers the terrible memories, the boy named Micah, a girl named Winter, and Nora set out to preserve these stolen memories.

I have to say, this was pretty good. When it arrived, it was such a slim novel that I was worried, but I was quickly drawn into the story and cared about the characters. I really enjoyed the way the trio interacted, and how each of them had an interesting background.

The story moves pretty quickly, but somehow a lot of background information is given without the feeling of information overload. The characters manage to tell their vignettes in a wonderfully chilling but accessible voice.

This book hints at a very consumerist world, and this tone is there from the first lines of the book although I'm not sure the ending stands as a powerful statement for or against consumerism. I do find myself wishing that the story could be longer, but that's how I feel about all books under 300 pages these days heh~~

The science has a pretty good real world basis (big plus in my book). If you're looking for a dystopian piece, this is a good one to pick up.

Star Rating: 4.0/5.0

For an explanation of the Star Rating go here.

Edit: Interview with Angie coming soon!

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7 comments: Jump to Comment Form

I've been wondering whether this book was worth checking out--I definitely want to read it now! Thanks for the review!


That's next on my to read list


@Steph and Cari ^.^ I hope you all enjoy it!


O also, I'm going to be interviewing Angie so stay tuned for the interview... sometime soon...


I just got the ARC - I can't wait to read. MEMENTO NORA sounds fascinating! Looking forward to your interview with Angie!


@Kiki go go go! I look forward to you reviewing it ^.^


I'm dying to get my hands on this one, thanks for the review, you always manage to put in little details no one else does. Looking forward to the interview also!


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