The Memory Key by Liana Liu.
March 3, 2015 from Harper Teen
In a five-minutes-into-the-future world, a bereaved daughter must choose between losing memories of her mother to the haze of time and the reality-distorting, visceral pain of complete, perfect recall.
Lora Mint is determined not to forget.
Though her mother’s been dead for five years, Lora struggles to remember every detail about her—most importantly, the specific events that occurred the night she sped off in her car, never to return.
But in a world ravaged by Vergets disease, a viral form of Alzheimer’s, that isn’t easy. Usually Lora is aided by her memory key, a standard-issue chip embedded in her brain that preserves memories just the way a human brain would. Then a minor accident damages Lora’s key, and her memories go haywire. Suddenly Lora remembers a moment from the night of her mother’s disappearance that indicates her death was no accident. Can she trust these formerly forgotten memories? Or is her ability to remember every painful part of her past driving her slowly mad—burying the truth forever?
Lora’s longing for her lost mother and journey to patch up her broken memories is filled with authentic and poignant emotion. Her race to uncover the truth is a twisty ride. In the end, Liana Liu’s story will spark topical conversations about memory and privacy in a world that is reliant on increasingly invasive forms of technology.
Why Am I Waiting?
A Viral form of Alzheimer's, murder and mayhem, Conspiracy Galore, Technology run amock... oh yeah, count me in to read this baby. Despite the early ratings being less than stellar I'm still really excited for this one. I usually love Dystopians but I don't know... lately many just feel like rehashes of each other which really kind of sucks. I am hoping The Memory Key proves to be more unique than those and reignites my love for the genre.
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If so, Do you plan on reading it?
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