Author: Kristen Lippert-Martin
Publisher: Egmont, 352 pages
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
*ARC received from publisher via Edelweiss
Sixteen-year-old Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. Or so the doctors tell her. She’s been undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa—a blank slate. Memory by memory her troubled past is being taken away.
But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital under cover of a massive blizzard, her fresh start could be her end.
Navigating familiar halls that have become a dangerous maze with the help of a teen computer hacker who's trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, Sarah starts to piece together who she is and why someone would want her erased. And she won’t be silenced again.
A high-stakes thriller featuring a non-stop race for survival and a smart heroine who will risk everything, Tabula Rasa is, in short, unforgettable.
What a fun book! Here's what I liked:
1. Non-stop action. It. Never. Stops. From page one, I was hooked and it never slowed down.
2. Badass heroine. Sarah is likable and strong. And unlike all of the other books with the beautiful girl who doesn't know she's beautiful, Sarah is bald, with holes in her head from the doctors trying to wipe out her memories.
3. Lovable sidekick. Geeky hacker, he provides some funny moments in the book. He and Sarah have some good sarcastic banter.
4. Engrossing, intriguing plot. I love books where the main character doesn't have her memories.
5. It's a standalone.
My one complaint is that the ending felt a bit rushed (and a bit open, I would have liked an epilogue) and there was a scene near the end where the villain gives a speech, info-dumping the entire plan. Other than that, loved it!
Posted by: Pam