Megan Browns brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicidesomething Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tylers death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tellat fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, she now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tylers belongingsand those memories reveal a brother she never knew.Enlisting the help of an artifact detective who shares her ability and specializes in murderabiliaobjects tainted by violence or the deaths of their ownersMegan finds herself drawn into a world of painful personal and national memories. Along with a trusted classmate and her brother'scharming friend, she chases down the troubling truth about Tyler across Washington, DC, while reclaiming her own stifled identity with a vengeance....
|Title||:||The Hidden Memory of Objects|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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The Hidden Memory of Objects Reviews
Danielle was my PitchWars mentee and even though I've read multiple versions of this book multiple times (with it getting more amazing with each round of revisions) I cannot wait to read it again once it comes out in hardcover. Not only does this book boast a really cool mystery, touches of the supernatural, a brilliant and snarky main character with a voice that shines from the first page, and a super sweet romance - but it also ties in Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth in a way that is bot ...more
I loved this book for so many reasons--beautiful prose, fantastic characters, a compelling mystery, and little tidbits of history that are both wonderful and strange. But it’s the honest, aching portrait of grief, along with the exploration of the way we remember the people we love, that will stick with me for a long time. Highly recommended.
This book grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let go! It is part mystery, part political thriller, part ride through some of the darker (and stranger) parts of U.S. history. It is a one-sitting read. You will absolutely need to know what happens next and how it will all resolve. (Plus, it will make you want to plan a trip to Washington D.C. to check out some of the things mentioned in the book!)
Genius! Pure genius! Fresh concept and beautifully written.
The protagonist, Megan, wants to know the details surrounding her brother's death. She's a collage artist with the unique ability to "read" certain objects. She uses the things her brother left behind and enlists a couple of characters readers will love to answer the questions surrounding her brother's death.
I feel so lucky to have gotten a sneak peek at this work of art!
Kudos, Danielle Mages Amato!
Man oh man! Fast-paced, awesome historical intertwining, fantastic characters... this book has it all! I loved it!
The premise was so cool, I couldn't wait to dive into this book. I was thrilled that it delivered on the coolness front, but on many more, as well. Megan's quest to find out what happened to her brother was also a quest to discover herself, and I found the way that both storylines played out to be immensely satisfying. Eric was a fabulous friend to her, and the texts between her and her BFF were hilarious and real (seriously, the author threw in the funniest 80s/pop culture references--they may ...more
"But remembering is important. You're right to fight for how he'll be remembered."
I think this one touched me a little more than usual because of the brother slant. I, too, am the only sibling left from the loss of a big brother. My loss was also sudden and shocking but, unlike Megan, my brother was older (adult) and I got to know him and the family he created. I never had to wonder who he was.
And that's what struck me the most. The heartbreak I felt for Megan as she learned something ...more
I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
If there is one sentence I could confidently put as a tagline for this book it would be "The Book that Tried". The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato has so much going on that you're either torn between trying to figure out what is actually happening with the protagonist's psychic ability, or just trying to figure out what is happening in general. This book was insanely hard to take seriously.
And that's without throwin ...more