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The Unhappening of Genesis Lee

Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementia small group of genetically enhanced humansGena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve them perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Genas best friend.Anyone could be next. Thats why Gena is less than pleased to meet a strange but charming boy named Kalan who claims not only that they have met before, but also that Gena knows who the thief is.The problem is that Gena doesnt remember Kalan, she doesnt remember seeing the thief, and she doesnt know why shes forgetting thingsor how much else she might forget. As growing tensions between Mementi and ordinary humans drive the city of Havendale into chaos, Gena and Kalan team up to search for the thief. And as Gena loses more memories, they realize they have to solve the mystery fastbecause Genas life is unhappening around her....

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  • Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi

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    Welcome to the typical day in my life, when I'm just browsing Edelweiss/NetGalley and suddenly I see a pretty cover and why wouldn't I download it! Right, so yeah week as I am I go for it. I did that countless times and (oops) I did it again with this book. I found The Unhappening of Genesis Lee one day at Edelweiss and well here I am writing a review for it.

    First element in this story that grabbed me was the whole eidetic memory idea which was always fasci

  • Diana

    Review to come.

  • Jenna

    I don't know how to rate this book. For me the world building made no sense and I almost gave up reading this book, but I liked the characters and the development of the main character and in the end I'm happy that I read this book.

  • Benni


    The Mementi are a group of humans descended from genetically-altered ones who remember everything. Their memories are stored in “Link” beads that touch their body.

    Seventeen-year-old Genesis “Gena” Lee is out partying one night when someone steals a Link from her beset friend, Cora, robbing Cora of her last two years and inflicting psychological damage. As Gena looks into the matter more, she discovers someone else seems to be stealing her own memor

    “This is our cemetary,” I said, my words echoing. “The memories of those we love are stored here with their ashes after they die.”

    The Unhappening of Genesis Lee also demonstrates how fragile our lives can be, however, when so much of our lives is dependent on memory. Not just our own, but how others perceive us.

    Even with all the interesting questions raised, this book could have unraveled a lot of its progress with a typical happy ending. Instead, however, The Unhappening of Genesis Lee is not afraid to explore our deepest fears; it refuses to hand us any easy answers. It also trusts in human perseverance enough to make us work for what we want. It’s just hopeful enough and cynical enough to make this one of the more interesting young adult reads released this year.

    I received a digital review copy of the book via Edelweiss, courtesy of Sky Pony Press.

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  • Mackenzi

    I was totally caught off guard by how much I loved this one. It's so creative! I have been craving something new and different in YA fantasy/scifi and this one totally fits the bill. The world is so different than anything else I have read, and so vivid and creative. Gena is a narrator worth hanging out with, and the examination of memory, emotion, and the many complicated things that go along with it is stellar and moving. A must-read for fans of The Giver. And also just people who appreciate g ...more

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    Well, well, this was quite the pleasant little surprise! I was almost afraid to read this one, because I didn't know if the whole "memory link" thing could be believable, but it was. The idea of the Mementi having to literally guard their memories as they wore them on their body was unique and frightening, but explored quite well!

    What I Liked:

    Genesis and Kalan The main character, Genesis (who often went by Gena) is likable, but flawed and often has a bit of trouble thinking and acting for hers

  • Lekeisha The Booknerd

    A very interesting book, to say the least. It’s original and makes you want to read on and get to know this world and it’s inhabitants. The main character, Gena, is one of the Mementi- a group of genetically enhanced humans. They rely solely on their links (bracelets) to remember everything. Well, someone is now stealing these links and lives are lost.

    Firstly, this concept intrigued me to no end. I’m actually glad that I read this, as I’ve never read this sort of science-fiction before. Genesis,

  • Nicole Wang

    The premise of this book had me in some chills. It's weird enough to have photographic memory (as awesome as it'd be there are so many drawbacks), but being able to have your memories stolen? That's just creepy--especially since you wouldn't be able to know what memories were stolen or even that they were stolen. The entire concept of The Unhappening of Genesis Lee appealed to me and when I got a chance, I downloaded it and read it practically the same day.

    The science part of this book is absolu

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