waiting on wednesday (4)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 |

I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.


I’m not sure where I first saw this cover, but the combination of art, title and summary hooked me. It looks dark and fabulous, and I confess: I’m addicted to YA dystopian lit. It’s not a bad thing! Memento Nora will be published by Marshall Cavendish in April 2011.


Nora, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora’s near-future world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened. However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting. Nora secretly spits out the pill and holds on to her memories.

The memory of the bombing as well as her mother’s secret and her budding awareness of the world outside her little clique make it increasingly difficult for Nora to cope. She turns to two new friends, each with their own reasons to remember, and together they share their experiences with their classmates through an underground comic. They soon learn, though, they can’t get away with remembering.


Will you read Memento Nora? And what titles are you waiting on?

28 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow...I will definitely be reading this book! I've never heard of it before...great pick! :)

emilyandherlittlepinknotes.com said...

this cover is amazing, impressive

Sullivan McPig said...

Sounds intriguing. Thanks for drawing my attention to this book.

June G said...

Boy. People are really coming up with some weird ideas for stories. This sounds interesting. Thanks for the recommend. I love the cover.

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Ohhh I never heard of this one before! I really love the sound of it and the cover is gorgeous! :P

Kt said...

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Lu said...

Oh wow this book sounds really good! Adding it to my TBR list right away!!

Thanks for introducing me to this book!

Lu
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Midnight Sapphire Books said...

Sound great!!! I'm adding it to my wish list ... Thanks for visiting!

Manga Maniac said...

This is a new to me book. It looks really good! Thanks for sharing :)

Jan von Harz said...

Loving the premise on this one and this is a new title to me so thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I love the sound of this one---thanks!

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

Hm, another title to check out. I'm really liking the available dystopian titles. Thanks:)

Laurie

GABY said...

Sounds awesome, definitely like the cover.

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Jenny said...

This one's new to me, thanks for spotlighting it! It sounds thought-provoking and interesting, so I'll be adding it to my list:)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

WOW

Stellar find!

I want! No, wait. I MUST have.

Here is my WoW :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds fabulous!

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Liz. R said...

This definitely sounds like something I'd read! I love the cover too, thanks for sharing :).

Julie said...

I love it! I've never seen this book before. It's going on my wishlist. The cover and story sound so cool. I'm big into YA dystopian lit too. Next on my list is The Hunger Games. I'm a new follower! Very COOL site :)

Lizzy said...

Ooh, this one is definitely going on my list. I hadn't heard of it before, but now I can't wait!

danya said...

I hadn't heard of this one before but now adding it to my wishlist! The genre of dystopian YA has such great possibilities, and I like the idea of playing around with memory and forgetting.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this one sounds really intense! thanks for sharing, i hadn't heard of it before!

Book Sake said...

What a great find! I've added this to the TBR list - thanks for posting about it. Thanks for stopping by our blog as well!

Alison said...

I haven't heard about this one. It sounds really interesting...even though I don't normally like dystopias.
Alison Can Read

Aleksandra said...

I haven't heard about this one until now, but it sounds really good :) I'm adding it on my wishlist :) Great pick & great cover, too :)

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Great pick! I love futuristic novels. Off to add this one to my wish list :)

Darlyn said...

great pick!i love the cover =)

Lauren said...

Wow. Could this be any more *my* kind of book? Thanks for the heads up - I'm now instantly desperate to read this!

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

Oooh, this looks really interesting, and I've never heard of it before, so thanks for putting it on my radar!

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