I'm pleased to wish the happiest of book birthdays to both The Memory Thief and Shadow of a Doubt from Adaptive Books!
More info on both below, if you haven't already heard of these two gems! I'm a big fan of Adaptive Books and their catalog, so I try to keep up with their releases. I've actually reviewed The Memory Thief before, so I'll link you to that review if you're interested! Happy reading friends!
The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore
March 21, 2017 - 256 Pages
After witnessing another one of their parents’ public fights, twin brother and sister Benji and Kelly wander off at the local county fair. Benji runs into a group of bullies and escapes into a tent called The Memory Emporium, where he meets a strange old man inside names Louis. The old man shows him a magically vivid memory of a fighter pilot, in the hopes of getting Benji to pay to see other memories Louis has collected from people over the years.
Benji quickly realizes the ability to take memories could help his parents stop fighting with each other, and he asks Louis to teach him how to become a Memory Thief. But Louis isn’t the only person with the ability to show and manipulate memories. There’s also the mysterious Genevieve, a Memory Thief with much more nefarious motives.Benji learns how to manipulate memories himself, but having that power comes at a cost to his family, and possibly to his own mind as well. Genevieve’s powers get out of control as she steals more and more memories from people in town—including Benji’s sister, Kelly. Benji must learn to use this newfound power, as he is the only one able to stop Genevieve.
Shadow of a Doubt by Skylar James
March 21, 2017 - 326 pages
Fyfe Flynn lives on a modest farm in the shadows of the world-famous horse track Churchill Downs, where she spends more time around horses than she does around other kids. That suits her father, the acclaimed jockey Roscoe Flynn, just fine. When a new foal is born but loses his mother, Fyfe gains a loyal best friend in the horse she names -Shadow of a Doubt.- Together they dream that one day Shadow will become a great racehorse and win the Kentucky Derby. At first, few believe in Shadow's prospects--especially when the neighbor next door, Colonel Epsom, uses his great wealth to produce racehorses of the finest caliber and will do whatever it takes to see them win. But Fyfe and Shadow, with the help of their animal friends, refuse to give up on their dreams
Shadow of a Doubt is a heartfelt book about family, friendship, taking risks and believing in those we love. Shadow and Fyfe are sure to win the hearts of anyone lucky enough to join in their inspirational story.