Tuesday, January 7, 2014
UnRemembered by Jessica Brody- Review
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 compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten. (goodreads.com)
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but it was pretty good. It was interesting to watch Sera (AKA Violet) character development because she fought so hard against it. Sera just wanted to find her family, and get her memories back, although she knew that she wasn't like other girls her age, she hoped that once her memories returned she would (somehow) return to "normal". When Zen shows up claiming that she's in danger, and that she isn't who she thinks she is, Sera goes through a serious rebellious phase, even as she begins to find proof that Zen really is from her past, she holds out until the very last second.
If I were to suggest this book to someone it would probably be a reluctant reader because it's a quick read, and there's just enough action, and there are just enough questions to keep you turning the page. In my opinion, however, I didn't really connect with Sera and Zen, (I mean I did, but not enough). I'm a fan of books that move quickly but I think this was just too much.
Overall I give this book 3 stars because although it didn't appeal to me, I can see how teens would like it. I'm hoping I like the second book better.