by Kristen Lippert-Martin
Website | Twitter | Facebook
Publication Date: September 23rd 2014
Genre: Young Adult| Sci-Fi
Add to Goodreads
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
The Bourne Identity meets Divergent in this heart-pounding debut.
Sixteen-year-old Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. Or so the doctors tell her. She’s been undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa—a blank slate. Memory by memory her troubled past is being taken away.
But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital under cover of a massive blizzard, her fresh start could be her end.
Navigating familiar halls that have become a dangerous maze with the help of a teen computer hacker who's trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, Sarah starts to piece together who she is and why someone would want her erased. And she won’t be silenced again.
A high-stakes thriller featuring a non-stop race for survival and a smart heroine who will risk everything, Tabula Rasa is, in short, unforgettable. (Goodreads)
Having undergone multiple surgeries to erase her memories, Sarah has almost no recollection of her past life. When her last surgery, the one that will clear her slate forever, gets interrupted, and the hospital she is in is overrun by a group of elite soldiers who are intent on killing her, Sarah’s new life may come to an end before it even begins.
Sarah was a really interesting main character. Having little to no recollection of the things that happened in her past should have impaired her, but it didn’t. She was somehow able to figure out exactly what she needed to do to survive. She was kind of a hard character to connect with, as at times she really came off as indifferent, which I know was a side-effect of the procedures that she had. But she really did start to grown on me throughout the story, and by the end of the book, she had totally won me over.
I kind of have a thing for nerdy computer guys in novels, maybe I’m a bit biased because I am married to one, so I thought Thomas was a really great character. The way he could work a computer was very impressive, and he had some super awesome skills to work with. Together, he and Sarah make a really great pair, and the growing relationship between the two was super adorable.
This book is described as The Bourne Identity meets Divergent, and having read the book, I can definitely see the comparison. This book would also make a great movie. The storyline was highly addictive and it kept me flying through the pages. The book is packed with action and suspense that left me on the edge of my seat throughout almost the whole book.
Overall; I found Tabula Rasa to be a very entertaining read. Kristen Lippert-Martin definitely has a hit on her hands with her debut novel, and I’m really looking forward to reading more by her in the future.