Mind Games

Swoon Reads/Feiwel & Friends/. Aug. 2019. 320p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250192929.
Gr 10 Up–Arden is special. Not only is she incredibly smart and attending a high profile, super-exclusive school, but she’s figured out how to hack into HiveMind to copy memories from one person and give them to another. It’s become quite a lucrative side business for her. Forget to study for a test? Buy some studying memories from Arden. Didn’t do the homework? No worries, she can borrow memories from the school’s number one student to provide all the answers. But when a boy shows up at school whom she’s never seen before but who is supposedly her best friend, Arden realizes her own memories have been tampered with—and some have been outright erased. The hunt is on to figure out who removed her memories and what this means for HiveMind as a whole. Silver’s debut novel is a edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep readers guessing. The complex plot, the occasional twists, and the quick pacing make this a difficult read to put down.
VERDICT While this is a work of suspense first and foremost, romance readers will not be disappointed by the budding love between Arden and the boy with no memories. A recommended purchase for a high school or public library

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