Book Review: The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur

Title: The Unhappening of Genesis Lee

Author: Shallee McArthur

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Release Date: November 4, 2014


Book Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementi – a small group of genetically enhanced humans – Gena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve them perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena’s best friend.

Anyone could be next. That’s why Gena is less then pleased to meet a strange but charming boy named Kalan who claims not only that they have met before, but also that Gena knows who the thief is.

The problem is that Gena doesn’t remember Kalan, she doesn’t remember seeing the thief, and she doesn’t know why she’s forgetting things – or how much else she might forget. As growing tensions between Mementi and ordinary humans drive the city of Havendale into chaos, Gena and Kalan team up to search for the thief. And as Gena loses more memories, they realize they have to solve the mystery fast…because Gena’s life is unhappening around her.

I knew Shallee in high school, and have stayed in sort of contact with her through facebook. Yay social media! So I’ve been following along as she wrote her book, found a publisher, met other cool authors. When she finally had a release date, I couldn’t help myself. I HAD to get a copy and read it.
Shallee future world with Mementi living mostly in one town to avoid regular humans is just amazing. I quickly fell in love with the characters, and wanted to scream every time I realized Gena had lost another memory. how incredibly frustrating that would be! On the other hand, how cool would it be to store our memories in things? Not the same way as the mementi, but more as a backup memory instead of trying to stuff it all in our minds.

Rating: 5 start. Loved it!

Content: Clean

Source: ARC from Author

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