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The Memory Thief Blog Tour: Review, Mood Boards, and Giveaway

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.

The Memory Thief
by Lauren Mansy
Publisher: BLINK
Release date: October 1, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fanstasy


The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy is a debut novel. This novel takes the reader into a world where memories are important. They can be purchased or stolen. Many people's memories go up for sale at an auction. When Etta receives a notice that her mom's memories are going up for auction, she will do anything to save her mom. Etta lives among the ungifted hoping that she doesn't get caught. The gift can read people's minds and change their memories. Etta is trying to hide who she is after she made a deal with the enemy. She made a deal to try to save her mother but she had to betray her allies in order to do it.

This story grips the reader right away. Immediately I wanted to know what would happen next and where Etta's story was going to take her. Etta has lost so much in her life but she is trying so hard to overcome everything that she has been dealt with. I really liked how strong her character is. She was always moving forward even thought it seemed that she got dealt a really crappy hand in life.

The Memory Thief is a very interesting concept. I wish the story had a bit more umph to it. I found myself wanting more action from the characters. This book was a really fast read for me. I am kind of disappointed that there won't be more books in this world. I feel like there could be so much more in this world. I am looking forward to seeing what Mansy writes next.

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About the Author:

Lauren lives in the Chicago area, where she's spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers. When she’s not writing, Lauren is usually with her family or exploring the city to find the best deep dish pizza. The Memory Thief, which was inspired by Lauren's own journey with her mother, is her first novel.


Prize: 1 finished copy of The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy + a poster and signed bookplate (USA only)
Starts: 10/14/19
Ends:  10/26/19

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Tour Schedule:

October 14

That Artsy Reader Girl - Welcome Interview

October 15

Adventures and Reading - Review (E)
L.M. Durand - Review
Dazzled By Books - Review, Creative Post, Instagram Post (B)
Metaphors and Miscellanea - Spotlight
Gwendalyn's Books - Review (E)

October 16

The Baroness of Books - Review (B)
Petrichor - Review (E)
Alpha-Beta-Hannah - Review (E)
The Reading Chemist - Review (E)

October 17

Reading Is My Superpower - Author Guest Post
Becky's Book Blog - Review (E)
Clarissa Reads It All - Review (B)
Feed Your Fiction Addiction - Review
Lori's Bookshelf Reads - Review (E)

October 18

Library of a Book Witch - Review (B)
Sincerely Karen Jo - Review (B)
Starlight Reads - Review, Creative Post (B)
books_andpoetrii - Creative Post
YA/NA Book Divas - Review (E)

October 19

NovelKnight - Author Q&A
Natalie Helena - Review (E)
Bookishly Nerdy - Review, Creative Post (B)
Books of Amber - Review (E)
Forever the Wanderer - Review (E)

October 20

Lifestyle of Me - Review (E)
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review (B)
Savings In Seconds - Review, Favorite Quotes, Instagram Post (B)
Nay's Pink Bookshelf - Review, Favorite Quotes (B)
Sometimes Leelynn Reads - Review, Creative Post (E)

October 21

Lost In Storyland - Author Guest Post
Synopses By Sarge - Author Q&A
PopTheButterfly Reads - Review (E)
TheSecret Reader - Review
A Bella Fairy Tale - Review (E)

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