A teen programmer at a school for geniuses must join forces with a boy she can't remember to stop a hacker from deleting their memories in Shana Silver’s action-packed YA debut, Mind Games.
Arden sells memories. Whether it’s becoming homecoming queen or studying for that all important test, Arden can hack into a classmate’s memories and upload the experience for you just as if you’d lived it yourself. Business is great, right up until the day Arden whites out, losing fifteen minutes of her life and all her memories of the boy across the school yard. The boy her friends assure her she’s had a crush on for years.
Arden realizes that her own memories have been hacked, but they haven’t just been stolen and shared… they’ve been removed. And she’s not the only one: her mysterious crush, Sebastian, has lost ALL of his memories. But how can they find someone who has the power to make them forget everything they’ve learned?
Praise from the Swoon Reads community:
“An absolute roller coaster ride.... I loved it. I absolutely loved it!” —Pamela Delupio
“An awesome concept and a gripping mystery… a wild ride from beginning to end.” —T. K. Yeager
About the Author
Shana Silver studied creative writing at Syracuse University. She's been a computer animator, an e-book creator for a major publisher, and now works as a Project Manager in digital and TV advertising where she enjoys telling people what to do. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, young daughter, and the characters she dreams up. Reverse is her debut novel.
"It's a YA Michael Crichton novel, minus the 100-page master class intro on quantum mechanics, biotech, and string theory.... Mind Games is an absolute blast. If you are a fan of Memento or Strange Days, this one's definitely for you!" —NPR
"An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep readers guessing. The complex plot, the occasional twists, and the quick pacing make this a difficult read to put down." — School Library Journal
"A fun read for those wanting a twisty sf mystery with a steamy high-stakes romance woven in." —Booklist
"This book is impressive not just because it’s a fantastically written debut, but it’s refreshingly different from pretty much anything I can remember reading. ... It’s intense, high-stakes action from beginning to end—and it’s incredibly intelligent." —Bookwyrm Bites
“An absolute roller coaster ride.... It makes me wonder if such a thing could be possible. I loved it. I absolutely loved it!” —Pamela Delupio, Swoon Reader
“An awesome concept and a gripping mystery… a wild ride from beginning to end.” —T. K. Yeager, Swoon Reader
“Such a gripping read! The suspense, passion and horror was amped up all the way through. Truly un-put-down-able.” —Ruthie.Barnett, Swoon Reader
“A super original concept, and I was really fascinated by it. The science elements were woven in really well.” —KyraMNelson, Swoon Reader