Unremembered - Jessica Brody

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Unremembered - 
Jessica Brody
Released: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Synopsis: 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.

What it's aboutA girl survives a plane crash completely intact, but with absolutely no memories. As she tries to regain a sense of normalcy, she begins to realise she is anything but normal. When a boy shows up out of the blue, saying they used to be friends, her already shattered world gets turned upside down.

What I thought: This book was slow going at the start for me. Literally half the book is about 'Violet' trying to be normal, and trying to remember things. I mean, she wakes up and she knows how to count, but she has no idea what a television is. But once you get past that part, the book really gets going. There is action, a bit of romance, but mostly there are clues to the mysterious twist at the end of the book.
'Violet' is a great character, despite the fact that she has no memories. Jessica Brody has written her in such a way that, rather than bore you, she'll make you laugh at all the things she doesn't understand.
Zen is a beautiful love interest, and his inane desire to keep Violet safe will warm your heart.

But don't take my word for it, have a read and decide for yourself! I guarantee you wont want to put this down!

The Good: There is this killer twist at the end, which I never saw coming. Totally worth it!

The Bad: For about half of the book, I was completely confused about why her lost memories included things like knowing what a television was. Once it's explained, I was fine, but not knowing for that long really put me off. It was only the desperate need to know why that kept me reading.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

1 comment:

  1. I've read really mixed reviews for this book, and that makes me want to read it just so I can see which side of the fence I land on. But all the talk about the amazing twist has me really curious!


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