Review: Memento

Posted 4th November 2019 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: MementoMemento by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Also by this author: Illuminae, Gemina, Obsidio, Aurora Rising , Nevernight
Series: The Illuminae Files #0.5
Also in this series: Illuminae, Gemina, Obsidio
Genres: Science Fiction, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 82
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December 2574. Forty-three days before the BeiTech attack on Kerenza IV.
This is the story of my first friendship.
This is the tale of my first murder?
Some monsters are born.
But I?

I was made.

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This novella was free when you pre-ordered Aurora Rising. This story is set prior to the main Illuminae books but only by a little bit. I only listened to the audio for this series last year but I soon fell in love. I consumed all three books so quickly!

This story tells the origins of AIDEN. It tells us how AIDEN became who he is. It explains gaps I hadn’t realised were there!

Like the Illuminae files, this novella has a very different layout to your regular book. It takes some getting used to for sure but after a few pages, you become so consumed by the story that it becomes easy to read. I love that Jay and Aime aren’t afraid to be different.

I really enjoyed this story and I am so lucky to have been able to read it. I feel like I have gushed more about Jay and Aime than I have about the book but if you have a copy and you haven’t read it yet then grab it, sit yourself down and prepare for a story that is everything you never knew you needed.

About Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Her multi-award winning work has been published in over 35 countries, and is in development for film and TV. A couple of her career highlights so far include professional wolf-howling lessons, and working as a story consultant at NASA. You can sign up for her newsletter to see what she’s working on, hear when she releases a new book, and be automatically entered for giveaways:

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library.

About Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

He does not believe in happy endings.


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