by Carly Marino
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Inflexaen - Book 1
Publisher: Evernight Teen (May 18, 2018)
Publication Date: May 18, 2018
Genre: YA Paranormal | Scifi
Print Length: 272 pages
Imagine having the power to view someone's past at the brief touch of their skin.
High school rumors are the worst. In fact, high school’s the worst. At least as the school freak that avoids human contact.
Freshman year, seventeen-year-old Thea Scott developed the suckiest burden ever. At the brief touch of a person’s skin, she’s forced to walk in their memories. She’d give anything to get rid of this ability—one she can’t control. Well, until the first day of senior year when breathtakingly gorgeous Cole Conway strolls through the auditorium doors and she faints, making an utter fool of herself, again. He acts like he knows her secret, and the last thing she wants is to end up in a lab with her brain in a jar. To protect herself, she decides to do the very thing she runs from, use her ability to enter his memories.
What she didn’t expect to find: out-of-this-world beings who have to “borrow” life essence from humans to survive. Cole unveils dangers she never imagined existed and turns out her own past is her greatest fear. The deeper she falls, the more turmoil and heartbreak crash into her. Dreams of fitting in soon dissolve, and she realizes it was way easier just being a high school freak.
Memory Walker by Carly Marino (Inflexaen, #1)
Humans touch each other, teenage humans are particularly touchy-feely. Imagine Thea’s predicament, to be touched is to see another’s emotions, thoughts, and events that randomly float through their minds. Not only does it make her a bit of a freak at school it can be grueling to know someone’s deepest, darkest secrets. Why is Thea cursed with this sensatory monster?
In walks new kid, Cole Conway and he may just hold the answers Thea is looking for. But can she believe what he tells her? Are there others like her out there, somewhere in the world, or maybe somewhere in the galaxy?
Young adult “awesome” reading alert! MEMORY WALKER by Carly Marino is the start to what looks to be one heck of a scifi/fantasy series that sparks with intensity, rapid-fire action, and brings the teenaged persona to life! (read that: emotional drama-wait make that well-founded emotional drama!)
Thea is about to enter a world of danger, the impossible and there is no how-to guide to follow, just Cole, who seems to be doing a great job of turning Thea’s heart just as inside out as he does her life. Who is Thea? What is she? How does her power work and what does it do to humans, which she clearly is not? Just as she begins to accept her “new life revealed,” the cosmos find another twist to add to her already chaotic life…
Carly Marino has captured that teen essence that makes this tale one blistering rollercoaster ride from start to finish! Great dialogue, a feisty heroine with a heart, a mysterious boy who captures Thea’s heart, and a freefall dive into the clouds from a perfectly safe cable car…
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Evernight Teen!