Thursday, February 7, 2013

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)
When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

This was an interesting book with some good moments and a more original premise than a lot of other young adult books out at the moment.

The writing is on the simple side, so don’t expect it to change your life or anything of the sort. It’s just a fun book that you can read in an afternoon. The plot is, as I said, pretty different, though not unique, so at least it brings a bit of fresher air to the genre. There are some holes in the plot, though. I’m sure this is the first in a series, but some things should have been explained a bit more thoroughly for them to make the impact on the reader that the author wanted. For example, we don’t really know much about Zen, the love interest. Actually, we know nothing more than that his mother works for the same people who created Sera. We have to take it on faith and a few rather dull flashbacks that they had any kind of relationship at all. This is the whole insta-love issue made up to look like something fancier and more complicated than it really is.

Sera, at least, is a somewhat interesting character, who at least tries to do her own thing. She doesn’t really succeed too much, and has to bow her head to other people’s instructions, but at least she tries.

This was an easy, quick read. It’s not groundbreaking, but it is fun, so take that into considerations as you pick it up.

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