Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! If you are a follower of my bookstagram account than you saw my post this morning for the Last Memoria tour. If you haven’t you can check it out with the link above. Below you can find out a bit more about the book/author as well as a longer review from me.
About the Book
A heartbreaking dark fantasy thriller about flawed people making flawed decisions.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Joe Abercrombie.
Sarilla has learnt one thing from stealing memories. Everybody lies.
There’s nothing Sarilla hates more than stealing memories, but the king forces her to take them
to keep his subjects in line. She wants to escape to where nobody knows what she is or what she
can do, but her plans go awry when she runs into Falon.
Falon has a six month void in his memories that he’s desperate to restore. He doesn’t know why
they were taken or what they contained, nor why the man he loves is acting so cagily about what
happened during that time. He hopes to use Sarilla to get back his stolen memories and doesn’t care what she wants or why she’s desperate to escape. She will help him get them back, whether
she wants to or not.
This was a book that just drew you in and kept you reading till the very end. The main characters ability to steal memories but the marks left behind was probably my favorite. It felt genuine instead of just a magic that has no kickback. I normally do not gravitate towards darker books but I did find this one intriguing enough to finish in an afternoon. The way the author dug deep and made you feel for the characters, especially Falon. He was probably the reason I loved the book as much as I did. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have that big of a gap in your memory.
If you enjoy a darker fantasy that will keep you guessing till the end I recommend you put this one on your TBR
About the author
Rachel Emma Shaw has a PhD in neuroscience and a fascination with identity. She
began writing fiction during her degree because she needed a creative outlet amidst the science,
but she was soon swept up in her stories. Although she still works as a science communicator,
her fiction writing now consumes the rest of her life. She’s an infamous presence in the London
writing community and loves sharing insight gained over the years on the wonders of storytelling
with her fellow writers. Last Memoria is her debut novel, but it won’t be her last.