It's Never Thrilling to Lose Your Memory
While it's never thrilling to lose your memory, it is thrilling to read about. Check out the following books that explore the fear of surrendering your memory only waking to horrific and terrifying circumstances.
All the Broken Pieces
by Cindi Madsen
Liv, a junior in high school, emerges from a coma with no recollection of her past. Instead of clarity, she is filled with conflict by the two distinct and warring voices inside her mind. Liv returns to her life where she does not recognize herself and must piece together her past in order to figure out who she is. All the Broken Pieces is highly reviewed and recommended by YA readers and adults alike. There is romance, mystery, and twists in the plot that will have you on the edge of your seat.
by Megan Miranda
Mallory is haunted by the death of her boyfriend Brian. In an act of self-defense, she kills him and cannot escape the horrible trauma. She changes schools; however, the memory of Brian still haunts and follows her. When a violent death happens in her dorm room, Mallory is determined to clear her name and remember the holes in her memory of the recent murder and of that traumatic night with Brian believing there is a link between them. Hysteria is a thrilling page-turner that will keep readers thoroughly entertained.
Don't Turn Around
by Michelle Gagnon
Sixteen year-old Noa is an orphan and computer hacker that has no one to take care of her, and she likes it that way. She is untrusting and uses her computer hacking skills to remain off the grid of society. Noa's life is turned upside down when she awakes in an empty warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of what happened or how she got there. With the help of fellow computer hacker Peter, they must uncover the secrets and conspiracy that Noa may hold the key to. Don't Turn Around is a pulse-pounding read that readers will not want to put down. The ending is left open for a possible sequel. Be on the look out!
Jacqui Grande is a library aide for Atherton Library. She frequently reads books till sunrise the next morning because she does not want to put the book down!