Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore

by Bryce Moore
Adaptive Books
Middle Grade Fantasy
256 pages

available at 
Barnes & Noble

After witnessing another one of their parents’ public fights, twin brother and sister Benji and Kelly wander off at the local county fair.  Benji runs into a group of bullies and escapes into a tent called The Memory Emporium, where he meets a strange old man inside named Louis.  The old man shows him a magically vivid memory of a fighter pilot, in the hopes of getting Benji to pay to see other memories Louis has collected from people over the years.

Benji quickly realizes the ability to take memories could help his parents stop fighting with each other, and he asks Louis to teach him how to become a Memory Thief.  But Louis isn’t the only person with the ability to show and manipulate memories.  There’s also the mysterious Genevieve, a Memory Thief with much more nefarious motives.

Benji learns how to manipulate memories himself, but having that power comes at a cost to his family, and possible to his own mind as well.  Genevieve’s powers get out of control as she steals more and more memories from people in town – including Benji’s sister, Kelly.  Benji must learn to use this newfound power, as he is the only one able to stop Genevieve.

And here he is. . .

Bryce Moore is the author of The Memory Thief (Adaptive, 2016), Vodnik (Tu, 2012), and Cavern of Babel (Diamond Triple C, 2007). When he’s not authoring, he’s a librarian in Western Maine, where he’s also the current President of the Maine Library Association. He’s been happily married since 2001 and is doing his best to raise three new geeks of his very own, while simultaneously convincing his wife that sci-fi/ fantasy is awesome. He uses his spare time to fix up his old 1841 farmhouse and shovel snow and pay ridiculous amounts of money feeding his Magic the Gathering addiction.
Favorite Authors: Terry Pratchett, CS Lewis
Favorite Bill Murray Movie: Groundhog Day
Favorite TV Sitcom from Before 1970: The Dick Van Dyke Show
Favorite Monty Python Sketch that Doesn’t Involve a Parrot: The Spanish Inquisition
Favorite Monopoly Token: Dog

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