Aug 1, 2014

Review--Unremembered by Jessica Brody

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.

Jessica Brody's Unremembered was an incredible read! I can't believe it took me so long to read it! Granted there's no paranormal elements, but it has great sci-fi features and that is enough to intrigue me any day if done right and needless to say Jessica did it right!

The story starts off in an incredible way, Sera--but we don't know her name until later on--finds herself floating on a piece of plane wreckage in the middle of the ocean. It is surmised that she is the only survivor of Flight 121, the only problem is...Sera was never on the plane according to the manifest. And so begins the story of who Sera really is.

Sera has no memory whatsoever of who she is, what time it is or much of anything. Yet, she does know somethings, but it's like that you don't know you know kind of thing. She turns out to be rather intelligent, like super scary smart! She's taken in by foster parents until her real parents can be found. But so far, the only one who seems to be looking for Sera is a mysterious boy near her age, who knows her. Every time she encounters him, she feels like she knows him, but she can't drudge up the memory.

Zen, the mysterious guy, seems to have all the answers or at least most of them. But can she trust him? She finds it hard to trust anyone at this stage, because she is basically new to life and everything around her.

At times it was kind of sad, poor Sera had no memories of herself or of life in general. Everything was new to her, even experiencing a grilled cheese sandwich was a marvelous endeavor! But then, that too makes her experiences all the more special, because she appreciates all those little things in life.

Things take a more sci-fi spin when Zen begins to explain some things to Sera, which I won't get into, because it was rather surprising to me! But yeah, a definite sci-fi spin comes into the picture an it turns out, Zen wasn't the only one looking for Sera. Sera appears to have dangerous people after her and Zen by proxy and they're going to have to stay a few steps ahead of the bad guys is they want to escape unharmed.

Needless to say this was one intense read! There's so much mystery and intrigue in this one that it was quite the page gripper! I read it in a day, so yeah, this was definitely a fast paced and engaging read!

I loved Sera, I thought she was such an interesting heroine despite her not knowing herself or having all her memories. We do get a few flashbacks as she gains them back and seeing her meeting Zen was very sweet. Zen is definitely another favorite, but yet, I feel like we still don't know everything about it. Not that he's untrustworthy, I just feel like the scope of the memories we saw was only brushing the surface. Then again, maybe it wasn't. I was just hoping for maybe a little more background on their relationship's progression.

All in all, a fascinating and remarkable read! I am definitely going to be picking up the next book soon! Unremembered was definitely (so sorry for the cliche!) unforgettable and exciting read!

Overall Rating 4/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this one yet, but it definitely sounds interesting. I guessed there would probably be a sci-fi spin from the description! After such a great review, I am tempted to add it, but I'm not quite convinced it would be something I'd enjoy since the last sci-fi I read (Obsidian, I think) was an utter failure. In either case, fantastic review! Thanks for sharing :)

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds


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