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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Title: Persistence of Memory
Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
ISBN: 9789385734370
Publisher: Delacorte Press


"Sixteen-year-old Erin Misrahe just wants to be like everyone else in her new school. But Erin has more to worry about than passing AP Chemistry and making friends. In times of stress, she has always been overcome by her alter ego, Shevaun, whose violent behavior wreaks havoc on those around her. Erin can never remember anything about these episodes, and she's grateful to have been spared them for a while.

But when a protective old friend comes back into Erin's life, he insists that Shevaun is a vampire who actually exists apart from Erin. Shevaun has dangerous allies, like the handsome witch Adjila - and they're determined to sever Shevaun's connection to Erin once and for all."

I have really been waiting for Atwater-Rhodes to write a new novel. This one was just what I needed. The story is very interesting take on the whole vampire/shapeshifter/witch theme. It's mixed in with the whole "mental illness" topic. It makes for an interesting story.

If ya like the urban fantasy stuff, you'll like this too :). I've always enjoyed this author - and constantly give her novels to teens that want good fantasy that isn't going to take forever to read. Atwater-Rhodes' books are quick and easy, but always filled with plenty of drama and suspense. Go pick one of them up! Especially this one :).

Of course, there are other blog reviews: Here, here, here, and here. There are lots of other reviews out there, so I suggest taking a look around online. Or ya could just take my word for it and read the book yourself :).

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