Memory Hunters by Tony Moyle is the follow up to Memory Clouds, both of which are YA Dystopian tales set in a world where technology rules, for better or for worse.
While in book one, we saw all the good that this technology can do, we also saw a bit of the bad. In this story, our main character continues his quest to solve the mystery and heal the planet.
Full disclosure: I received an early release copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. (I also purchased a copy of the final version.)
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Memory Hunters by Tony Moyle
When this story began, I was so happy to see that the author made sure to explain things here and there in a way that refreshes the reader on what happened in Memory Clouds.
But then, we really met Tyra… Oh my gosh, I was so ready for her to either get a smack, or have her big eye-opening moment. The teen angst here was intense! I personally downright hated her. (Great work Mr Moyle!)
On a more exciting note, I was so happy to see that we got to spend more time with Jake as he continued his quest! I was also pleased to see that Paddy and Dinah were back in this tale as well. Dinah is by far my favorite character in these books!
One character that I was really excited to learn more about was Christie. When we pick up with her storyline, I just felt so bad bad for her. Poor Christie was dealing with both the confusion and irritation at being forced to deal with her guides and Tyra, all while just trying to find Jake.
I loved that we followed the two main dual storylines, but that we had various other perspectives scattered throughout as needed to help drive the suspense and mystery!
Per usual, I couldn’t help but laugh at the pigeon references! The first one was a reference to a band called the Pigeon Detectives. The second was when a character was trying to round up pigeons.
My Favorite Passages from Memory Hunters
Like most of life’s challenges, change always felt worse before it occurred. More often than not, people’s anxieties evaporated when they realised it wasn’t as bad as they first imagined.
At the turn of the last century an epidemic of mobile phones use meant it was literally impossible to be late or lost ever again. The magic didn’t work on everyone. Back then technology could tell you, but it certainly couldn’t make you.
Like the monsters that lived under your bed when you were a child, the danger felt real even if there was little evidence to suggest it existed.
It left him with only two passions: regular mugs of tea and incessantly grumbling.
Above their heads the waves had carved a few steep steps in the shallow cliff face, most of them unseen until you reached them. Slippery, wet stones, barely big enough for a size five foot, dotted irregularly here and there on the ten-metre ascent to the top. There was no handrail to support your progress, only the occasional tussock of grass brave enough to exist in the face of the obvious odds against survival.
Uncertainty was by definition uncertain. Trying to crack it only created additional scenarios to why it was there.
It would be easier to train a slug to pole-vault than it was to teach a narcissist anything.
My Final Thoughts on Memory Hunters
If you enjoy YA Dystopian novels with interesting tech and a crazy web of mystery, you gotta pick this one up!
Snag a copy through Bookshop to help support local indie bookshops:
- The Limpet Syndrome
- Dead Ends
- The End of the World is Nigh
- The Last of the Mountain Men
- Interview with Tony Moyle
- Memory Clouds by Tony Moyle
Thanks for reading!