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Persistence of Memory Book Review

Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Courtesy of Random House
Persistence of Memory Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jan 02, 2009
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Bestselling author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes returns to the dangerous world of vampires in her latest teen novel, Persistence of Memory. With witches, shapeshifters and alter-egos, this book is all kinds of crazy.

Author:Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Bestselling author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes returns to the dangerous world of vampires in her latest teen novel, Persistence of Memory. With witches, shapeshifters and alter-egos, this book is all kinds of crazy.

Shevaun, the Alter Ego

Erin Misrahe isn’t like other sixteen-year-old girls; she doesn’t go to parties or the mall or have boyfriends. That’s because Erin is schizophrenic. She spent years in a psychiatric hospital trying to keep her alter ego, Shevaun, from taking over. Now, after a Shevaun-free year, Erin is taking classes at an outpatient private school where she can learn and make friends like a normal teenager. Well, almost normal.

Erin’s Vision

While trying out for the school’s fencing team—her first ever extracurricular sport—Erin has a vision. Her friend Marissa transforms from human to beast right before her eyes! Of course, Erin assumes the vision is just her schizophrenic mind playing tricks on her.


Shapeshifters

But when Erin’s old friend Sassy returns—a friend from her days in the psychiatric ward—she learns that Marissa's transformation wasn’t a hallucination. Both Marissa and Sassy are shapeshifters, one of the many more-than-human beings in the world.


Shevaun in the Flesh

Then Erin discovers another secret, one that will change her entire life: she’s not schizophrenic! Erin comes face to face with Adjila, her alter ego’s boyfriend, and discovers that Shevaun is real…and she’s a vampire. Somehow their minds have been linked since Erin’s birth. But how? Is it just a fluke, or are there more powerful forces at work? And more importantly, will they be able to sever the tie that unites them before Shevaun loses control and kills Erin?


The Bottom Line

Persistence of Memory is a decent story, but despite its name, it isn’t very memorable[/kwlink]. With the success of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, bookstores are drowning in vampire books for teens. And only a few of them, unlike this book, have stood out from the pack. However, if you like the other vampire books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’s, you may enjoy this one too.


Persistence of Memory Rating: 3


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