Book 49 of my 2017 Reading Challenge
read from August 6 - 14
**I received an electronic version of this book from NetGalley and would like to thank the author and/or publisher for the opportunity to read and honestly review it**
Blood Memory Society by D.A. Field
Summary (via NetGalley)
What if you could inherit your ancestors' memories?
What implications would such an inheritance have on society?
A young fertility doctor is pulled into a national security crisis and haphazardly becomes responsible for protecting a brilliant young woman who possess her ancestor's memories. A fast-paced thriller, you'll have your heart in your mouth as you follow Field's character, Dr. Will Dunbar, from the Abacos Islands to Washington, D.C. and through the Florida Keys, Atlanta, Mississippi, New Orleans and Malibu. Tapped for his expertise in reproductive medicine, Dunbar finds himself in the cross hairs of national and international secrets, intrigue and conspiracy.
What a fascinating premise. The action started right away and it held my interest from the beginning to the end. It had good pacing and I didn't want to stop reading. There were some lucky coincidences that stretched belief but it was a good story so I just gave in to the ride.
I did roll my eyes at some of the lines that felt like I was reading the script for an action movie. I also rolled my eyes at the descriptions of Victoria...too beautiful to be so brilliant, really?!?!
It looks like the author will be writing a second book and I would read it because there is definitely room for continuation with this unique concept. But the ending of this book was satisfactory in case the author doesn't write it or a person doesn't want to commit to a series.
A Few Quotes from the Book (may be different in the final published version)
"Team X was the name given to this secret group of eight men and nine women, this collection of individuals with supreme intelligence that on this day was on the technological precipice of changing the world forever."
"Will squared his eyes to the general, clenched his jaw and replied, "Sir, it is not lost on me how dire the situation must be, whatever it is. You have brought me a long way and I sense the urgency in this room. I'm a soldier and a patriot at heart. I am at attention and I'm here to serve my nation. You may proceed to brief me on the status of affairs."
"That's the tough part about Inherited Memory. With the good, always comes some bad. Their brains are brilliant but their souls are tormented."