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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Angela Montoya

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

EVERYTHING YOU BUY, EVERY CALL YOU MAKE, EVERY WEBSITE YOU LOOK AT-THERE’S A RECORD OF IT…WE’VE TRADED PRIVACY FOR CONVENIENCE

Deleted is such an exciting read of determination and personal convictions. Author Ruth Mitchell takes you on a journey full of fear, angst, moral dilemmas, and the all-consuming wonder of “what if’s.” You could debate for days over the choices and decisions Lucy and even Nick make at every turn, which gives life to the knowledge that there will be an equal amount of readers turned off by their actions as there will be sympathizers. But that is precisely what made this book, so fun and intriguing to keep turning the pages. How easy would it be to not stick to your beliefs when the world is out to destroy you. How fast would your convictions crumble while lying cold in a ditch, and nobody even remembers your name? Throughout the entire book, I kept getting flashes of what it felt like watching “The Net” in the ’90s, wanting to believe it was a work of total fiction, but knowing it was only too close to the truth that nobody wanted to acknowledge. The only question remaining is WWSBD (What would Sandra Bullock do) or, in this case, Lucy? Survive! Even when you’re Deleted

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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by Ruth Mitchell

Wow what a great book! I was drawn into this story right away and unable to put it down. There are definitely some unexpected twists and turns that completely frustrated me but made it that much better. I love Lucy and Marco, their connection is epic. There are also other really great characters in this story. This book also makes you think about the bigger picture and how far can technology be taken. There are questions of morality as well. This book is filled with action, creativity, originality, and vivid detail. The author made me feel like I was watching this unfold because it felt so real and got me invested in the outcome. This book is a gem and I highly recommend it.

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Finn Cunningham

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deleted by Ruth Mitchell is an absolutely phenomenal read. The concept of the story caught my eye and once I started the book I absolutely couldnt put it down. Mitchells writing and world building is incredibly original. Normally i dont read this genre, what with Science Fiction not being one of my go to’s, i was metaphorically blown out of the water. I loved following with Lucy’s story, albeit you really need to focus to catch everything that’s happening. Mitchell really knows how to hook a reader, and I definitely recommend this book!

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deleted by Ruth Mitchell

5 Stars

Ok this book was a complete surprise to me. I started out being totally fascinated with the synopsis and decided to give it a try. I don’t normally read this genre so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I started it and as usual with this genre I got totally lost. I almost gave up but this is when reviews are so important, I read many of them and realized I needed to go back and try again. I had to be missing something. I am so so thankful I did.

I will say you don’t want any distractions while reading, it really does take focus to keep up with everything that is going on. Once I started again I was completely hooked and then could not put it down. I love how this was left wide open to a possible next book and truly hope that happens.

I was confused at the end because I dont think Ive ever in reading a book hated someone so much then ending up with them being one of my favorite characters and really hope that’s who gets the next book. I think that one would be a ton of fun especially how this one ended.

Grab this book!! It was awesome, do not give up, if you lose it, go back I am so glad I chose to do that!!

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Carrie Reed

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

Excellent. This story is fun, it is original, techy, funny and dramatic. I love the storyline of a world addicted to technology and a world where you can hack into someone’s glasses and erase or read their memories. This is also slightly creepy but fun. The only big news Lucy has to share with her sister Mollie, is that she likes Marco. Mollie on the other hand shares that she can erase people’s memories. Then we meet Nick, who can also erase memories, and he sees that Lucy now knows of him. Watching Lucy on the run, as to not get her memories wiped, and her interactions with Marco is an adventure. The romance between Lucy and Marco is sweet and at times for me, frustrating, due to Marco’s memories being wiped. Overall a fantastic read, wonderful characters and I can’t say enough how creative this book really is.
I highly recommend this read! I felt as though I was watching a movie and not reading a book. Ruth Mitchell is an amazing writer and I hope for another book like this in the future from her.

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deleted is a young adult sci-fi book by Ruth Mitchell. The story takes place in the near future – a few decades on from where we are now. Technology has progressed with digital assistants connected directly to most people’s minds.
Our protagonist Lucy, a philosophy student, is one of the few people app developer Marco has ever met who still relies on a smartphone rather than the much more convenient Spex. She is concerned about privacy and security, and it turns out her concerns are not unfounded. It is possible, it turns out, to hack people’s minds through their Spex and while Lucy’s reluctance to embrace the technology keeps her mind safe, it doesn’t stop other people’s memories of her being accessed and erased.
This is an enticing story, and an interesting exploration of the advantages and dangers of technology. It also touches upon how fragile our memories are, even without technology that’s vulnerable to hacking.
This is a great book for teens and young adults who are interested in how technology can develop in the future, and concerned about privacy and how their data is used. The near future setting means much of the world seems familiar, so it would be a good starting point for readers who are just beginning to get into sci-fi. It’s also a fun, thought-provoking read for adults – I thoroughly enjoyed it! It gets 5 stars from me!

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruth Mitchell is a new author to me. I could not have picked a better story to start reading her books. This is a YA science fiction story with a twist of mystery mixed in. The characters are complex and interesting. The plotline is engaging and I found myself turning the pages quickly to see what is coming next. We are introduced to Lucy. Lucy loves everything old. This is interesting since she is a mind-hacker. She did not realize that her sister was a mind-hacker. There is much more for Lucy to learn. Throughout this story, you follow Lucy. You learn what she can do. What will Lucy do now she knows she is a mind-hacker? Can Lucy find whom she is looking for to save lives so their lives are rewritten?

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Jonell Collins

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to say this was a very scary story. George Orwell type of scary. Deleted by Ruth Mitchell is quite an alarming story because the possibilities are so frightening. If you are as old as I am and you have seen the amazing things that have occurred in the last fifty years….then you will feel just as alarmed as I felt. Ms. Mitchell paints a world where no one is without an eyepiece that is in constant contact with the wearer, much like so many of us are with our cell phones. Much like Siri programs. As we follow Lucy and Marco and the events that unfold in their lives this excellent story gives you much to think about. I heard a slogan years ago…if you can think it, you can do it. Lets hope not.

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deleted by Ruth Mitchell was a fantastic read! I loved the plot and the subject of memory. I found the story fast paced but very intricate. Lucy and Marco were well written. I loved the author’s attention to detail and twists and suspense.

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t know what I was going to get when I downloaded Deleted by Ruth Mitchell, as I have never read anything from her before. All I knew was that the cover and small blurb drew me right in and I had to know what the meat of the story would contain. I am glad that I took the chance because this book was outstanding. I love so much that it is written in a young adult geared direction so I can share this with my daughters if I chose to at some point and know they will also love this novel and get something from it.

This book takes a dive deep into a work where technology is running things. We end up following Lucy, Marco, and Nick as they work through their memories and try to decide what is real and what is not. These three were so much fun to read and really engaged the reader as they traversed through the new world they are reading. I will definitely be on the lookout for more novels from Ruth Mitchell in the very near future.

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