Distant Memory is the third installment of the Solum Series by Colleen S. Myers. This story takes off from the end of Solum book 2. I highly recommend reading books 1 and 2 because you will not have the back knowledge of what is happening to Beta. This story had my attention from the first word to the very last word. With each book, I learned more and more about Beta. She is a strong woman who should not be challenge. The story is an action and suspenseful full of revenge and second chances. E’mani kidnapped Finn, Beta’s brother and former lover and now Beta is in a race to save him from the E’mani. Will Beta find Finn in time or will the E’mani have their way? You will have to read this book to get the answers to these questions.
Distant Memory is the third book in the Solum series by Colleen S. Myers. It is a science fiction/fantasy story with action, adventure, aliens, magic, revenge, romance, conflict, friendship, suspense, emotion, and drama. This follows on from book #1 and #2, as the story continues from one book to another, so I really recommend reading the first two book before starting on this one- in order to have all the backstory, character information, and other relevant details, which will help you better appreciate this story.
This story has an intense, raw and gritty ‘race-against-time” component to it that really had me wondering how things would play out. It picks up where book two left off, and even though it was a little ‘slower’ to get going than the other two books, it is still a great read. There is some repetitive details and information which also made the story ‘lag’ at times.
As with the first book, the world building is excellent, with wonderful descriptions and details. The characters were well crafted, interesting and original- we catch up with characters we know, as well as meeting some new ones. The story was ‘tied up’ somewhat at the end, but I still have questions and things I want to know. I don’t know if there will be more books, but I certainly hope so.
Another great instalment in the series.
Looking forward to seeing what Ms. Myers does next!
Thank you, Ms. Myers!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Distant Memory by Colleen Myers
This is book 3 of the Solum series. Like the previous 2 books, we are following Elizabeth on her path as she remembers what has happened to her. Colleen Myers does a fantastic job at pulling in her readers and keeping them tangled in the story. I felt there were tons of twists and turns that kept me guessing on what was coming next. I recommend this series!
Distant Memory: She Remembered Everything by Colleen S. Myers is the third book in the Solum series. This is a series that ideally needs to be read in order as it follows the same characters and the same story all the way through.
We are taken back into Beta’s world where she finally learns everything she had once forgotten. The book is as gripping and fast paced as the previous two have been. The author takes you on the journey with the characters. The whole way through I felt so invested in what was happening to them.
I really hope this isn’t the last of this series because it really has been a fantastic read.
Distant Memory by Colleen S. Myers
I truly don’t know how to feel about Elizabeth. She is so indecisive about everything. Her relationship with Marin, Finn and her father is all a mess. She is constantly pushing Marin away. Granted I wouldn’t know how to feel living in her shoes. But I wouldn’t be holding secrets from someone I claim to love. The story was entertaining in some parts. Others parts just contained what I like to call filler words. I really have enjoyed this series so far and am ready for the next part. I need to know how everything falls into place. Beta is a hot mess and it’s going to take a while to fix all her issues. It’s so sad that she lives off her hate and need to kill Xade. That type of blindness is what stops you from seeing what else is happening around you. The author has done a really good job developing these characters and has made them very complex. They are just like you and me. They experience 50 million emotions in one day.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89
Distant Memory: She remembered everything (Solum Series Book 3) Colleen S. Myers is a fantasy sci fi story and one I have been waiting to read and of course Colleen did not let me down. You must read them in order or you will miss so much and only have a third of the story and the background information on the characters. She kept me engrossed and perched on the edge of my seat, as I turned page after page, with her masterful and vivid writing skills and a plot that has more twist and turns than a piece of licorice. There is more action and suspense, secrets and lies, truths and danger and we get to find out the answers to questions that have been sitting around the edges just waiting to be revealed.
Reviewed by @jennadb
Distant Memory (Solum series Book 3) by Colleen S. Myers was a emotionally raw, race against the time, science fiction thriller, that had me on the edge of my seat.
The third book in the Solum Series, it picks up right were the last leaves off. A little warning, this is a connecting series and the timeline is continuous. Each book pretty much picks up were the last leaves off, so I highly suggest starting from book one. If not,you’re going to be confused that and, there is a lot of background and other plot points that will not make sense if you skip. Plus as always, you run the risk of spoilers.
I don’t want to give anything away at the risk of somehow spoiling this amazing read. Just know that this book is on par with the others but, has the added affect of, a little bit of aftermath from the last book, and the race against time element. This book has a lot of raw emotions and it pushes our MC to her limits. I have to say I was a little worried towards the end. There is a split second where you’re sitting there like… no the author didn’t. Gaw, my heart can’t take it when they pull stuff like that.
As for the ending, it was closed out, but not. As in, I’m sure there is more to come, because there are still so many unanswered questions and some uncertain faiths of other beloved characters.
Overall this book, as I said, is on par with the others. For me it lack some of that steller detail that made the first two books shine, but I can see why some of that was left out. When you’re on the clock, stopping and smelling the carnivorous plants isn’t a option. With that said I hope you take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that this series, this book, is a must read, and you will not be able to put it down.
-Review by @eawalsh
After finishing book 2 in this series I couldn’t wait to carry on with the story. It is a continuation story so I highly recommend the previous stories. I was excited to see recurring characters and also some new ones. I actually think this may have been my favourite from the series so far. The author creates such a magical, fantasy world through her amazing descriptive writing; she really does make you feel you are right there in the story. I really do love Beta and I love seeing how much her character has grown and continued to do so over this story, she seemed to gain this real strength about her. She has such determination to get revenge, she wants to stand up for what is right which is admirable and she is so passionate about it – that really comes across in this story! I loved all the new twists and turns that came up throughout the book. This really is a wonderful series and I cannot wait to see what is to come next from this author!
A great read about changes. After the events of the previous novel, Elizabeth and her friends are desperate to rescue their friend Finn from the torturous ways of the E’mani. But when they meet a mysterious stranger called Selmay, they discover there may be more to the story. Searching for Finn, they find dangers in store and face new enemies closer to heart. Can they make it through it all and save their friend or will it be too late?
A great read. Well developed plot. The sense of uneasy quiet after the war while having villains still at large was brilliantly done full of tensions and suspense to keep you reading. New characters like Selmay were well developed seeking revenge but kind underneath or Texxak as mysterious and ambitious or Roger given more of a story with his past. I also liked how this trilogy continues to stick to Elizabeths perspective in the narrative as we follow her journey and is easy to follow in the first person.
I als0 loved the use of lab settings throughout the novel with the sense of claustrophobia and small spaces/ corridors for unease. In particular with the red lighting and dangerous walls in one lab later on which was excellently done. And then the contrast with open spaces and forests of outside which was a great combination. I also liked the sense of fantasy of winged creatures but the realism of science and computer hacking. And in this the feel of finding a family in the Remains and working together to stop horrible things from happening The only issue I would raise is that there was repetition at tunes at the beginning with long sentences which were hard to read. It also seemed slow paced and this could be resolved with a few more action scenes or conflicts to help keep the reader engaged. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.
Can’t Forget is the second installment in Colleen S. Myers’ Solum Series, that takes off right where the first one ends. Elizabeth (Beta) Camden is struggling to understand her memories of the time she was with the E’mani. She’d thought that she had repressed them and lost them for good, until they begin creeoing their way back into her head. Unable to understand then and what the E’mani did to her while she was captive, sends her on the path of revenge to take down the E’mani’s stronghold in the dead of night. If Beta can’t forget her past, she won’t have a future.
It took me awhile to get into this series and enjoy the books, as all the new information is thrown rapidly at the reader, and it takes a minute to orientate yourself. Which can sometimes be an effective writing device, but other times it can feel a bit rushed and things get lost in translation. I found this to be the case for the start, and had to go back and forth to make sure I understood everything clearly and correctly. After I settled in and got the hang of everything I really started to enjoy the series and this book in particular. Marin and Beta’s chemistry together was fantastic and will leave you feeling flushed and giddy. Their tension was very well written and almost had me wanting more. I also enjoyed the creativity that went into writing this series and combination of magic and technology. I thought it was done very well, as it’s not a combination that you see often, or that works well together. But the author definitely proved that wrong.
Overall I gave Can’t Forget 3/5 stars.