Review: Nothing But Your Memories by H.B. Clementine
Title: Nothing But Your Memories
Author: H.B. Clementine
Publish Date: November 24, 2014
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction
Synopsis: "I knew it. As I lie on a white bed in a white room with white light filtering in through the shade on the window, I know it has finally happened. The Shift is complete."
The radically new lifestyle of the Alternation of Generation world has more flaws than it may seem. A young woman named Mira Cobbleson has awoken for the first time in her new "body" with a feeling of unease. The Fisk, the city she is assigned to, seems too perfect to be real, but can it be any worse than the overcrowded cities and cramped apartments of life before the Shift? She stumbles upon others who feel it is worse, and they want to escape. Mira joins forces with them, and, together, they work to find a way to freedom---but their plan may be as flawed as the city they are trapped in.
I recieved a free copy of this book via Book Blogging in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my decision in any way.
I rarely hate books. I rarely give them one star ratings. And whenever I do, I can't help but feel horrible about it. Unless the book made me mad (there are a few that will remain nameless), and then I don't feel bad. Heads up, this is going to be a mean review. (Have I been doing too much of these lately?)
Nothing But Your Memories held so much potential, yet it fell flat. And by flat, I mean, it was one of those books that you hate but just have to finish.
Yes, I hated Nothing But Your Memories.
I was so excited for it. The plot sounded amazing; the perfect new dystopian premise. It sounded like it could be the next big thing.
The writing was quite horrible. The plot wasn't carried out well.
The characters were bipolar. I hated Mira because she was just a dumb person. I didn't connect with her whatsoever, and her thoughts made no sense. One minute she was going to join the group, the next she was betraying them. She made no sense as a character. It was as if the author was just making her do random actions just because she felt like it. There was little character development.
There was really no rhyme or reason to this book. It confused me til the end. Speak of the ending, I hated the "plot twist" if it could really be called that. I really didn't see why there was even a book because it literally went nowhere. Read the book, you'll know what I'm talking about. It was absolutely pointless.
As I mentioned before, the writing was horrible. Maybe that's because it was a teen writing and she needs some practice, I really don't know. I feel as if she can create a much better book with practice because I despised this one. I really hate being mean, but I don't like my time being wasted.
It was a quick read though.