The futuristic fantasy Smibert began with Memento Nora
(rev. 7/11) continues in this sequel. All citizens of Hamilton, USA, are required to have an ID chip implanted, one to which the corporation Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, or TFC, will have full access. Aiden, Winter, and Velvet realize that TFC will wipe out true memories and implant false ones—all part of a plot for the suppression of independent thought and industry. The three main characters combine their varied skills in technology old, new, and avant-garde to thwart the corporation’s plot and protect their families. Written in alternating voices, Smibert’s novel is quick and engaging, colorful with its enjoyment of sculpture and mechanics, vintage dress, indie music, and hacker skills. In keeping with its dystopic theme, this second volume offers no comfortable resolution. Deirdre F. Baker, The Horn Book Sept. 2012
About the Author
Angie Smibert is the author of Memento Nora
and The Forgetting Curve
, as well as fiction and nonfiction articles for teens and adults. She blogs about dystopian fiction at the League of Extraordinary Writers blog: www.leaguewriters.blogspot.com. She lives in Virginia. Learn more about Angie and the Memento Nora series at www.angiesmibert.com and www.mementonora.com.