Megan Brown's brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicide—something Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tyler's death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tell—at fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, she now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tyler's belongings—and those memories reveal a brother she never knew.
Enlisting the help of an artifact detective who shares her ability and specializes in murderabilia—objects tainted by violence or the deaths of their owners—Megan finds herself drawn into a world of painful personal and national memories. Along with a trusted classmate and her brother's charming friend, she chases down the troubling truth about Tyler across Washington, DC, while reclaiming her own stifled identity with a vengeance.
This book was just absolutely incredible! I loved everything about it! The ability that she gains, the investigation into her brother's death, her relationships with those closest to her, yeah. I just loved reading this book! So enjoyable!
The main part of this book, is her brother's death. And her investigation into her brother's death reveals how much she didn't know about him.That he was hiding a huge chunk of his life away from her. That was a pretty devastating realization!
I really enjoyed how her abilities worked. And how her friend worked things out with her, well, with the help of another who also touch objects and see important memories. It's been done before, but I can't think of any examples at the moment, but it was well done in this book!
The relationships in this book were fantastic and realistic, and I wanted to know more about them! Like, with her her friend. With the guy who was her brother's friend. And yeah, how they helped her with the investigation. How things ended up, yeah, that made for a fantastic ending!
This was an amazing book, and I just loved reading it!
Author: Danielle Mages Amato
Read: March 15th, 2017
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication: March 21st 2017