Saturday, April 26, 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.

Description taken from Goodreads

My Review

Unremembered was a roller coaster of a book, I didn’t see anything coming.  I had so many theories but all of them were pretty much wrong.  This book really took me by surprise.  It’s unique, and has so many twists and turns and ups and downs.  I didn’t know which way was up.

Violet is an unreliable main character and those are always my favorite.  You, as the reader, learn things as Violet learns them.  You don’t know who to trust and who not to trust.  Every emotion that she feels, you feel right along with her.  All the frustration and sadness and anger of not being able to remember anything or not being able to understand common things, such as knowing what a grilled cheese sandwich is.

And!  No love triangle!  Yes, you read that right!  Zen, our love interest, sounds amazingly yummy and sweet and I can’t wait to read more about him.  Unremembered really is about star crossed lovers and there is a great back story featuring Violet and Zen.  It was just enough to get your  feet wet and want to know more about them.  It’s a beautiful love story hidden between a terrifying situation of memory loss and running for your life. 

Also, the secondary characters are great.  Cody, Violet’s foster brother, is absolutely hilarious.  He’s so nerdy and sarcastic.  Where the hell was he when I was thirteen years old?  Haha.  And then there’s Maxxer.  A very interesting character that you don’t really see until the end of the book.  I hope we’ll see more of this character in the second book.

I do have to say that Unremembered was a little slow in the beginning, it took awhile to find its’ footing which felt like the story was dragging a bit.

I was a bit hesitant throughout the story on whether or not I was going to continue with the series just because it seemed that it was going in so many different directions and there could be so many different outcomes because there were so many plots and subplots that I didn’t know if Brody could pull it off.  But towards the end she had everything come full circle.  Everything was connected in a seamlessly brilliant way.  I will definitely be reading the second book as soon as I can get my hands on it.  And I just learned about the book being optioned for a movie, so that’s very exciting as well.

All in all, a great book.  A bit slow at first but definitely picks up towards the end.

If you enjoy mystery and unreliable narrators in a book, like The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, then definitely check out Unremembered.

4/5 hearts

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