The Memory Thief (Thirteen Witches #1)Featured
In her quest to save her mom—and with her wild, loyal friend “Germ” by her side—Rosie will find the layers hidden under the reality she only thought she knew: where ghosts linger as shades of the past, where clouds witness the world, and a ladder dangles from the moon leading to something bigger and more. Here, words are weapons against the darkness, and witch hunters are those brave enough to wield their imaginations in the face of the unthinkable.
At the core of this stunning novel—the first of the Thirteen Witches trilogy from critically acclaimed author Jodi Lynn Anderson—is a passionate argument that stories have the power to create meaningful change...and a reason to hope even when the world feels crushing.
THIRTEEN WITCHES: THE MEMORY THIEF is a warm fantasy story about the love and power of imagination and words, the trial of growing up, and learning to be brave in your own way. Rosie is an unconventional protagonist, vastly preferring stories to swords and wanting nothing else in the world but her mom to love her and Germ to not leave her. At her heart, Rosie is brave, loyal, and willing to fight for her mom. She never expects to become as entangled in the world of witches, ghosts, and cloud shepherds, and it’s clear we’re only getting a glimpse of the depth of this world in this first book.
There is much to love in Jodi Lynn Anderson’s new series starter, from Rosie to the world building to the creepy witches to the powerful themes. This is a story that is easy to get lost in and a story to remind readers that hope and imagination are not weak weapons against evil. Rosie’s journey is particularly ideal for young readers who might be a little scared of growing up and growing apart, who aren’t certain about the land of crushes, makeup, and complex friendships.
Bursting with heart and wonder, THE MEMORY THIEF is a powerful, memorable tale and an exciting start to what is sure to be an emotional journey.
Germ was a great, outspoken character and a fantastic friend, so I felt especially bad that she was saddled with the nickname "Germ". This had a very intricately drawn magical world that will be perfect for fantasy fans who enjoyed books like Mejia's Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, Ephron's Castle in the Mist, Prineas' The Magic Thief, and the works of E.D. Baker.