Thursday, August 29, 2019

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Mind Games by Shana Silver @shanasilver @XpressoTours

Mind Games
Shana Silver
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 27th 2019
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

A teen programmer at a school for geniuses must join forces with a boy she can’t remember to stop a hacker from deleting their memories in Shana Silver’s action-packed YA debut, Mind Games.

Arden sells memories. Whether it’s becoming homecoming queen or studying for that all important test, Arden can hack into a classmate’s memories and upload the experience for you just as if you’d lived it yourself. Business is great, right up until the day Arden whites out, losing fifteen minutes of her life and all her memories of the boy across the school yard. The boy her friends assure her she’s had a crush on for years.

Arden realizes that her own memories have been hacked, but they haven’t just been stolen and shared… they’ve been removed. And she’s not the only one: her mysterious crush, Sebastian, has lost ALL of his memories. But how can they find someone who has the power to make them forget everything they’ve learned?

My Review:

Arden is a hacker her side job is to download other people’s memories and sell them if she is caught then she will be expelled. Everyone is hooked to a Mindhive where all your memories are stored on hard drives, computers, ect… Arden with the help of her best friend Zoey hacks into the system and downloads memories. If you want to experience say riding a horse for instance and never have then you can buy someone else’s’ memory and have it downloaded and you can experience it as your own or if you forgot to study for a test then you can buy someone’s memory who did study so on and so on.

Arden is losing her memories someone has hacked into her memory files and is erasing hers. Arden sees a guy waiting in line to buy a memory and thinks he is cute she ask her best friend Zoey who this guy is. Zoey explains to her who this guy is and that they have been working on a project together for four years.

Yeah well Arden is not the only one losing their memories as this guy Sabastian is losing his as well. Sabastian her lab partner has no clue who she is either. The clock is ticking as Arden and Sabastian race to find out why their memories are being erased and who is doing it.

Mind Games is unlike any book I have ever read. It is filled with excitement and action from the beginning that keeps the pages turning and I never wanted them to stop turning as I couldn’t put it down until I had reached the end. Oh and what an end it was. I never once saw that one coming it totally blew my mind I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. I mean it was so overwhelming but amazing in so many ways it is unbelievable. Mind Games is so intense and intriguing and surprisingly wonderful. The world building is so awesome and I would so very much love to read more in the Mind Games world.

I highly recommend Mind Games to all fans of science fiction and young adult.

Author Bio:

Rachel Shane (writing as Shana Silver) studied creative writing at Syracuse University. She’s been a computer animator, an e-book creator for a major publisher, and now works as a Project Manager in digital and TV advertising where she enjoys telling people what to do. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, young daughter, and the characters she dreams up.



Giselle said...

This sounds like a really fun read! Great review! :)