Friday, April 12, 2013

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Title: Unremembered (Unremembered #1)
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon / Book Depository
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 girls 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 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.

I remember first hearing about Jessica Brody's Unremembered and being really excited at the prospect of reading it. And somewhere along the way I must have missed the part about this being a sci-fi book, so I was confused. But that didn't stop me from enjoying the book once I realized what it was all about.

When she finds herself amid the remains of a plane crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Seraphina doesn't know how she got there or even who she is. The only person who seems to know who she is is a mysterious boy who seems to simple appear and then vanish just as easily, only to warn Seraphina that some dangerous people are after her. But when you have no idea who you are, where you're from or even where you are, staying out of danger's way is not as easy as it seems.

Like I mentioned, I had somehow missed the part about Unremembered being a sci-fi book. Don't ask me why or how, but I had somehow missed that tidbit of information. So you can imagine that I was somewhat confused when I first started reading the book. But once I finally clued in, things started making a lot more sense and I started enjoying the story a lot more. The story in Unremembered is an interesting one. There are definitely many aspects of it that I didn't see coming. I don't necessarily read all that much sci-fi but this one was quite different from the others that I've read. It's a little hard talking about this story without giving away the big reveal, but I will say that this story may not be what you expect it to be. 

Sera was an interesting character to read about. For a good chunk of the book, she was completely clueless, but not in the way you might think. She's not intentionally clueless so much as she's lost all her memories and doesn't seem to know anything about the world she lives in. In this sense, having the story told from her point of view was different. It felt like I was discovering everything at the same time as she did. But as interesting as Sera was, the character that I truly enjoyed was Cody. There was something about the boy that made me laugh, and I loved it anytime he was around. He was just one of those quirky kids and the way he acted with Sera just kept putting a smile on my face. As far as Zen is concerned, I'm not entirely sure what I made of him. He was interesting but it felt like I didn't have enough information about him. But I feel like in future books I will get to find out a lot more about him.

Though it wasn't what I thought it was going to be, Unremembered by Jessica Brody turned out to be a different and interesting read. I still have a lot of questions about different aspects of the book, but with the way things ended, I'm hoping to get some of those answers in future book. So if you're looking for a sci-fi read, you may want to consider Unremembered.

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  1. I didn't know this was a sci-fi read! I'm kind of MORE interested in it now.

  2. You are not alone, I missed that it was a sci-fi book when I went into it too, I thought it was going to be more of a mystery trying to find out who she was. But I really enjoyed the book, I loved Cody. He was definitely the most interesting of all the characters. Great review!


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