Tabula Rasa (Paperback)

By Kristen Lippert-Martin

Egmontusa, 9781606846292, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2016)
Hardcover (9/23/2014)
MP3 CD (9/23/2014)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/23/2014)

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"New in paperback "The Bourne Identity "meets "The Maze Runner" in this action-packed debut thriller with a multicultural Katniss-esque heroine fighting to regain her memories and stay alive."
""Maybe it's true. Maybe I'm here because I'm a murderer.""
Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. That's what the doctors tell her. Undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a "tabula rasa"--a blank slate--her troubled past is being removed memory by memory.
But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital under cover of a blizzard, their mission is clear: wipe Sarah out of existence.
Why would they bother with a teen delinquent unless there's something more to her past? Something someone doesn't want to ever see the light of day?
Familiar halls become a dangerous maze as Sarah teams up with a computer hacker who's determined to bring down the hospital for his own reasons. The two try to piece together who she is and why someone wants her erased.
And this time she won't be silenced.
A high-stakes thriller featuring a nonstop race for survival and a smart heroine who has nothing left to lose, "Tabula Rasa" is, in short, unforgettable.
Praise for "Tabula Rasa"
"A fascinating thriller that really wrings you out. Tabula Rasa is tense, intense, and future tense, all in one." --Michael Grant, "New York Times "best-selling author of the Gone series
"Snap-the-whip suspense and sparks of humor kept me turning pages like a maniac." --Blythe Woolston, author of the William C. Morris Award winner "The Freak Observer"
"A very entertaining game for thriller fans. . . . Both Sarah and Pierce are layered and appealing characters who don't get too caught up in their own drama--the mayhem around them is excitement enough."--"Publishers Weekly"
"The action ramps up quickly and never slows, creating a thriller with made-for-movies imagery. . . H]ard-hitting."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"With a plot that reads like a movie script, even reluctant readers will be sucked in. This is a great thriller." --"VOYA"
"Sarah is an impressively fierce heroine with personality to spare. A page-turning adventure that will leave readers hoping for a sequel." --"The Horn Book.

About the Author

As a kid, Kristen Lippert-Martin would (mentally) rewrite the endings to T.V. shows and books when she didn't like how they came out. In time, writing went from being a way to daydream to being a secret passion. It wasn't until she became an adult that it transformed into a necessity. She likes to write stories about people who are secretly awesome and just need to find the right circumstances--often difficult--to discover themselves.

She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her obviously awesome family. "Tabula Rasa" is her first novel.

Visit her online at or follow her on Twitter @KLipMart. The author lives in Arlington, VA.