Tuesday, May 7, 2013

False Memory by Dan Krokos

I personally love getting a hold of fast-paced novels. Yes, slower ones can be good too, but getting that rush of adrenaline and anxiety from a book is a pretty great feeling. But really good books like this can be hard to find. I was lucky to be able to pick up Dan Krokos’ novel False Memory and find that it was everything a fast-paced novel should be – and more.

Miranda wakes up on a bench near a mall with no memories to speak of. When she tries to get help, a near-disaster occurs. That’s when she meets Peter, who says that he knows her, knows what she is, and how to help her. Left without much of a choice, Miranda goes with Peter, and begins to gradually regain her memory. But what she discovers along the way (both old and new) is disturbing. And now that she knows, and they know she knows, her life is at stake. Will she be able to escape and prevent what she’s discovered?

I cannot get over how good this book is. The cover leads you to believe the novel might be sci-fi, but it’s written in such a way that the sci-fi is believable, woven expertly in with the rest of the storyline. False Memory doesn’t plunge the reader into the world either – as Miranda discovers new things, so does the reader; it’s perfectly paced. I absolutely loved this fast-paced, action-packed novel, and it’s going to be agonizing trying to wait patiently for its sequel False Sight which comes out in August. I’d definitely recommend reading False Memory and coming to see Dan Krokos at TBF, which is only 11 days away now!

Happy reading!

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