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Review: Memento by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5
Title: Memento
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #0.5
Genre: Science Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook (novella)
Narrators: Full Cast
Length: 2 hours (84 pages)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 20, 2020
Source: Library
Recommended for fans of: The Illuminae Files
Content Warnings: gun violence, death of a parent


From New York Times bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes an Illuminae prequel digital novella that gives readers a hair-raising glimpse into the calamity that befell the invincible AI system known as AIDAN–and the daring young programmer who would risk her life to keep it from crashing.

AIDAN is the AI you’ll love to hate.

The advanced AI system was supposed to protect a fleet of survivors who’d escaped the deadly attack on Kerenza IV. AIDAN was supposed to be infallible. But in the chaotic weeks and months that followed, it became clear that something was terribly, terribly wrong with AIDAN…


This prequel to The Illuminae Files tells AIDAN’s origin story. We see that there was already something amiss with the AI even before the catastrophic shutdown that permanently damaged its code. This is very sinister and eerie, a must read for fans of the series wanting just a little bit more.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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