When Steven, a troubled classmate, asks her to wipe a horrific childhood experience from his mind, Lain’s superiors warn her to stay away. Steven’s scars are too deep, they say; the risk too great. Yet the more time Lain spends with him, the more she begins to question everything about her society. As she defies the warnings and explores Steven’s memories, it becomes clear that he’s connected to something much bigger . . . something the Institute doesn’t want the world to discover.
Lain never expected to be a rule breaker. She certainly didn’t plan on falling in love with a boy she’s been forbidden to help. But then, she never expected to stumble into a conspiracy that could ignite a revolution.
Length - 400 Pages
Rating - 5 Stars
Fascinatingly engaging, this story takes readers into the future and asks the question: Will modifying your memories 'fix' you? It' not the first time I've read a book with this topic as the main event, and for those playing at home, at was James Smythe's The Machine that not only was not only the first novel I read with this subject in play, but in face became one of my favourites. I have to say that Steiger's take, although possibly teetering on the seperate genre of YA, is up there on my favourites list.
A story that can evoke excitement with a concept or idea, is the reason I read, and Mindwalker did just that. I couldn't put it down. It's fast paced. Thrilling. Adventurous. The story develops around a futuristic setting that encapsulates the sci-fi genre which makes for an interesting read. But more than that, this novel about the consequences of altering your memories is not only thought provoking, it's funny. As in, laugh out loud in a crowded room funny.
Steiger's characters are believable. Readers will be backing them from the very beginning, something that not all writers achieve at such a high standard. These characters, as well as this story, will continue weaving through your thoughts long after you finish the final page.
If you're a fan of YA, Sci-Fi or Dystopian, this book's for you.
Mindwalker is clever, exciting and Funny. Steiger has quickly become on my list of authors to watch.