By: Selina Fenech
Narrated By: Em Eldridge
Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is and why her memories were stolen before she is found by those who want her dead. She takes the name “Memory” and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But this land is strange. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their pre-industrial era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic. Haunted by her past, chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by the strange, handsome savage that seems to know her, everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will challenge everything she believes and risk the lives of everyone she loves. Memory’s Wake contains over 45 illustrations by the author and artist.
(I received an audible copy of this for an honest review.)
Well, written, Memory’s Wake, is a YA that strays from the monster norm of current trends. Memory is a young girl transported to another world with complete loss of memory. She finds herself immediately bound to a princess hidden from those in power to protect herself. But the time has come for Eloryn to come of out hiding and reclaim her throne.
Memory does remember ipods and cell phones and being attacked in a dark alley. She doesn’t quite fit into another world of magic and dragons, until she does. Protected by a strange man hiding in the shadows and a thief in love with the princess, she feels as if her problems are constantly put on the backburner in favor of Eloryn’s mission.
Memory’s Wake is full of magic, mystery and teenage angst without a complete wallow of despair. It flows from one action-packed scene to another clue to Eloryn’s quest and/or the mystery of Memory’s past.
This is quite an enjoyable listen.