Meet Maggie Harper. She and her brother are having a night out on the town in Vegas, that is until she then wakes up with the last 12 hours of her memory missing. Disappeared.
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publication date: January 29th, 2013
Number of pages: 386
In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.
After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.
In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.
If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away...
After unable to find out what happened during those hours missing. The police couldn't do anything either, so Maggie has no choice but attempt to move on with her life. One thing she does remember is a flash of a guy.
Flash forward a year and Maggie doesn't like to form attachments especially when it comes to relationships. She can't explain why though.
She soon meets a guy, Marcus who saves her from an attacker. She somehow recognizes him from somewhere, but can't recall why or where from.
Maggie then finds herself in a world and a place she could never be able to explain. Something so out of this world that even she isn't sure she can believe it.. that is until everything starts to fall into place and she feels this is the truth.
I was gifted to be able to receive a copy of this book before release date from the author. I love dystopian stories, but this classifies as New Adult and that is not something I have experienced.. or at least when this genre formed.
I was pleasantly surprised how good this book was. It was definitely and unique from other Dystopian stuff out there, and I really adored Maggie and her journey to discover what happened to her.
If you have ever been to a place and thought your drink could have been tampered with, where you wake up and not know what happened the night before. This story takes on a whole new level in that field.
All in all, a great installment to a fresh story. Looking forward to see what is next for Maggie and her new group of friends.