The Memory Thief Series: Thirteen Witches #1
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 2, 2021
Source: Library book
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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From acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson comes the fantastical and heartfelt first installment in a new trilogy about the thirteen witches who are responsible for all the evil in the world—and the girl who sets out to defeat them. Full of magic and bittersweet truths, this tale is perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon.
Twelve-year-old Rosie Singer’s mom is missing whatever it is that makes mothers love their daughters. All her life, Rosie has known this...and turned to stories for comfort. Then, on the night Rosie decides to throw her stories away forever, an invisible ally helps her discover the Witch Hunter’s Guide to the Universe, a book that claims that all of the evil in the world stems from thirteen witches who are unseen...but also unstoppable. One of these witches—the Memory Thief—holds an insidious power to steal our most precious treasures: our memories. And it is this witch who has cursed Rosie’s mother.
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.
A riveting middle-grade trilogy that centers around thirteen witches and our main character Rosie. These 13 witches intend to destroy the world, and they all have a specific power they possess. This first book focuses on the Memory Thief, who has stolen all of Rosie’s mom’s memories and with them the vital information that she is one of the last witch hunters. As a result, her mom has no affection or ability to love and care for her daughter. Rosie learns all of this and is determined to get her mom’s memories back and save the world from the rest of the witches’ evil plans.
The book has a darker undertone than I thought, and ghosts are a massive theme throughout the book; I am interested in seeing where Rosie’s adventures go in the second book that focuses on the Time Witch. Rosie is tasked with something impossible at the end of the first book, and it is interesting to see how it all plays out.