The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

The Book of M

Peng Shepherd

You're slowly losing your memories, you have no shadow, and you're not the only one. An epidemic is raging across the US but who can stop it?
A fast paced dystopian novel which sees this changing world through the eyes of a number of protagonists. When the strands finally come together at the culmination of the story, everyone is desperate to find an answer.

Extract

That was all he wanted now, though. To curl up with Max and close his eyes until everything didn't blur and tilt.
But as soon as he put his key into the tumbler and started to turn it, everything snapped into humming, crystallized focus.
The door was unlocked.
No.
No, no, no.
...if only he'd been home on time, he could have caught her before she forgot. Max!" he screamed, and tore across the living room to the kitchenette, then the bedroom, then the bathroom, and then farther out, down other halls, into other rooms, searching every inch of the shelter. "Max! Max! MAX!"
She was gone.

Parallels
  • The Fearless by Emma Pass
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck