2.5 out of 5 stars
“They say memories are the same as living it,” he says, swinging his arm around me. “But you have to admit, Jules. Real life is so much better.”
Review copy provided by the publisher through Edelweiss. The published text may differ from the very early ARC that I received.
Please be aware that this review contains spoilers.
Skin on skin is all it takes for Etta to steal a memory to claim as her own. Under the brutal reign of Madame, memories have become a commodity in the city of Craewick. Memories of the poor and condemned are sold at the auction block under the watchful eyes of the cruel Minders. Working with the Shadows, an underground memory black market, Etta learned to harness her abilities to steal memories back from the rich Hollows to return to their rightful owners. But six years ago, Etta did something unthinkable and a bargain with the Madame is all that keeps her alive. When Madame threatens to send Etta’s mother’s memories to the auction block, Etta has to learn to face her past to take back the future of her country.