Deleted by Ruth Mitchell is a fantastic futuristic YA sci-fi story that whisks us to a possible future and gives us glimpse of what could be. There we meet Lucy and Marco, and get swept up on an adventure where tech addiction is gripping the planet, and how she discovers that it is now possible to delete another person’s memory, and rewrite their history. She ends up in a cat and mouse game in a race against time, and memory- to outwit and outplay a memory hacker who has her in his sights. Who will win out in the end? This is well worth the read to find out.
Even though this is a Young Adult novel, it can be enjoyed by all ages from young teens through to the vintage years. It has a bit of a techno-thriller feel to it, that is full of mystery, drama, romance, danger, humour, and superb world building. It is a thought-provoking, highly imaginative, and wonderfully original read.
Ruth Mitchell paints a fascinating, and entirely plausible future picture that intrigued me from start to finish. I read it in one sitting, as I didn’t want to put it down. There were times that the story was a little predictable, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story- and there were enough twists and dramatic developments to keep me turning he page to find out what would happen next.
Deleted is my first read by Ruth Mitchell, and I am happy to say that it definitely won’t be the last! This appears to be her debut novel, so I am looking forward to seeing what else she can/will do.
Looking forward to more!
Thank you, Ruth Mitchell!
Reviewed by @angelahayes