ACHUKA Book of the Day 19 Jan 2022
“The narrative concepts are novel, and the characters are easy to feel empathy for. Vera’s devout Christianity is approached with nuance and has a strong influence on her character without being preachy (there’s positive atheist representation as well)… A clever head trip.” KIRKUS
A mind-bending YA novel about a world where everyone has a bit of magic in them-but some magic is being used to change the world in unspeakable ways.
Vera has a nagging feeling that she’s forgetting something. Not her keys or her homework-something bigger. Or someone. When she discovers her best friend Riven is experiencing the same strange feeling, they set out on a mission to uncover what’s going on. Everyone in Vera’s world has a special ability-a little bit of magic that helps them through the day. Perhaps someone’s ability is interfering with their memory? Or is something altering their very reality? Vera and Riven intend to fix it and get back whatever or whomever they’ve lost. But how do you find the truth when you can’t even remember what you’re looking for in the first place? The Forgotten Memories of Vera Glass is a cleverly constructed, heartbreaking, and compelling contemporary YA novel with a slight fantasy twist about memory, love, grief, and the invisible bonds that tie us to each other.
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