Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Forgetting Curve Review

Aiden Nomura likes to open doors—especially using his skills as a hacker—to see what’s hidden inside. He believes everything is part of a greater system: the universe. The universe shows him the doors, and he keeps pulling until one cracks open. Aiden exposes the flaw, and the universe—or someone else—will fix it. It’s like a game. Until it isn’t. When a TFC opens in Bern, Switzerland, where Aiden is attending boarding school, he knows things are changing. Shortly after, bombs go off within quiet, safe Bern. Then Aiden learns that his cousin Winter, back in the States, has had a mental breakdown. He returns to the US immediately. But when he arrives home in Hamilton, Winter’s mental state isn’t the only thing that’s different. The city is becoming even stricter, and an underground movement is growing. Along with Winter’s friend, Velvet, Aiden slowly cracks open doors in this new world. But behind those doors are things Aiden doesn’t want to see—things about his society, his city, even his own family. And this time Aiden may be the only one who can fix things... before someone else gets hurt.

Review (ARC):
After reading Memento Nora I was excited to see what happens next to the characters. The Forgetting Curve does not disappoint. Aiden is a new character who is introduced to us as Winter's cousin. Aiden is the character most focused on in this book even though we also get some insight from Velvet and Winter as well. Aiden is a hacker who comes back to the US to find out exactly what happened to his cousin Winter. While there Aiden slowly unravels the mystery of what really happened to Winter with some help from Velvet and others he meets along the way. I really enjoyed the way this story progressed and the concept of a conspiracy between the government and a major drug company. I also appreciated the fact that they worked at solving their problems in more realistic ways locally instead of the usual "head to a government office and knock some heads together" type of action. I definitely recommend this novel especially if you've read Memento Nora first.


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