Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday [@pengshepherd @WmMorrowBooks]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:


THE BOOK OF M by Peng Shepherd

Set in a dangerous near future world, The Book of M tells the captivating story of a group of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe who risk everything to save the ones they love. It is a sweeping debut that illuminates the power that memories have not only on the heart, but on the world itself.

One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories.

Ory and his wife Max have escaped the Forgetting so far by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods. Their new life feels almost normal, until one day Max’s shadow disappears too.

Knowing that the more she forgets, the more dangerous she will become to Ory, Max runs away. But Ory refuses to give up the time they have left together. Desperate to find Max before her memory disappears completely, he follows her trail across a perilous, unrecognizable world, braving the threat of roaming bandits, the call to a new war being waged on the ruins of the capital, and the rise of a sinister cult that worships the shadowless.

As they journey, each searches for answers: for Ory, about love, about survival, about hope; and for Max, about a new force growing in the south that may hold the cure.


published June 05th by William Morrow

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Why?

The Book of M was on yesterday's Top Ten Tuesday list of book I most wanted to get early - and here's why: I love near future ; they allow us to enter a world that is so very similar to our own that it's easy to recognize and relate to .. . . which then only makes whatever fantastic/magical/dystopian/scientific thing is happening all the more startling.

I also really enjoy books that deal with memory problems or issues the characters are experiencing - whether for a scientific reason, a medical one, something supernatural, or reasons yet to be discovered.

I am incredibly intrigued by the part of the description that tells us those who lose their shadows, " gain a strange new power." Not only do I want to know what exactly it means, I also am very curious how everything is tied together.

Plus, there's, "an abandoned hotel deep in the woods" and a sinister cult. Definitely count me in for this one!


That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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