31 August 2014

Tabula Rasa; Kristen Lippert-Martin

Tabula RasaTabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is nothing like Divergent, so please don't let that influence you. It does have some similarities to The Bourne Identity, which means "they" got at lease part of that right.

We're in a hospital of some sort, with an unknown, unnamed girl who is undergoing some strange brain surgery - something that will erase her memories, giving her a new lease on life and a second chance. The others in the hospital are also undergoing the treatment, and they're all kept separate and sedated. Until the last operation, when things start going weird and Sarah (or Angel, depending on what you want to call her) begins to remember who she is and what she's capable of. The majority of the book spans only a few days with Sarah and a few others literally fighting for their lives against mercenaries. The fight, the allies and the ingenuity are all the big plus in this book. Sadly, this is all marred by the end of the battle, with the Big Bad Behind It All doing one of those "here's why I'm such a baddie... now you must die!" exposition scenes. And we all know how those end.

ARC provided by publisher.

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