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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

4/5 Review: Mnevermind 1: The Persistence of Memory by Jordan Castillo Price




This book is the beginning of a what I believe to be a great story.  This story does end on a cliffhanger, so if that is a deal breaker wait until more are out, but do not let this story pass.  

Daniel has taken over the family business called Adventuretech because his father decided it was time for him to retire.  Daniel is a memory sherpa, he goes into people’s mind and pulls them out of their memory trip.  He is a good memory sherpa and usually has no problem jumping in and out of other people’s minds, but he has recently been seeing someone in these minds with him.  He thinks that it is something he has made up and begins to worry that his mind is now playing games with him, or he is caught in a memory packet.  Then he realizes that the man jumping into people’s minds with him is a real man and he decides that he must find him.

When Daniel finds Elijah, he realizes that Elijah is a not ‘normal’ person.  I use ‘normal’ because that term is relative, but in this case it just means others without the skills and abilities that Elijah has.  Elijah speaks and understands better when he is in other people’s minds so when Daniel asks him if he wishes to go out and have a coffee, he doesn’t understand that Daniel is asking him out on a date.  After much teasing and snarky comments from the people he works with Elijah realizes that Daniel was asking him out and tracks him down.  After Elijah finds Daniel again things are said that seem to make their seeing each other something that is not going to happen.

Daniel needs to become more confident in his abilities, so that he can actually take care of his business.  He also has to deal with the guilt of how his father remembers things, because he believes that is was because of a packet he wrote that his father has no memory of his mother leaving.  He doesn’t believe that he deserves a relationship with anyone much less someone who would require lot of understanding and patience.  

Again I am not disappointed with Jordan Castillo Price’s work and look forward to reading more on Daniel and Elijah.  I want to see how their relationship progresses and how Daniel continues to deal with his father’s memory issues.  I want to know more about the memory trips and how Elijah and Daniel traverse them.  I can’t wait for the next book in the MNEVERMIND series.