ARC Review: Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Title: Tabula Rasa
Author: Kristen Lippert-Martin 
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: eBook
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release Date: September 2014

*I received an ARC ebook copy of Tabula Rasa By Kristen Lippert-Martin  via Netgalley and the publisher in return for an honest review*

Sixteen-year-old Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. Or so the doctors tell her. She’s been undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa—a blank slate. Memory by memory her troubled past is being taken away.

But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital under cover of a massive blizzard, her fresh start could be her end. 

Navigating familiar halls that have become a dangerous maze with the help of a teen computer hacker who's trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, Sarah starts to piece together who she is and why someone would want her erased. And she won’t be silenced again.

A high-stakes thriller featuring a non-stop race for survival and a smart heroine who will risk everything, Tabula Rasa is, in short, unforgettable.


Fast paced, with raw emotional scenes and plenty of action, full of twist and turns. It left me on the edge of my seat until the very last word. 

The story starts in the the operating room were Sarah is undergoing an experimental surgery (Tabula Rasa) to have her memories erased. She doesn't know why, only that she is lucky to be given a second chance. But things don't go planned and soon the lights are out, soldiers burst in shooting, and there is not escape, especially not with a full force blizzard outside. 

When Sarah barley escapes from the hospital with her life she runs into Thomas, who she begs into helping her escape the soldiers that were sent to kill her. Soon Thomas and Sarah are in a fight for their lives.

I didn't release how fast this book was until the end. The whole story only takes place only a handful of days, and the setting is one place. The hospital. 

I liked Sarah too. She was strong willed and sarcastic, two of my favorite things in a character. It was also refreshing to learn her memories that were taken during surgeries along with her. You never knew what was coming next.

I haven't been content with an ending to a book/series in a long time. But I can say that I was more then happy with the ending. Yes, it may not have been ideal but it is better then nothing right?  

RATING: ★★★★

1 comment

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