Sunday, March 16, 2014

Book Review: Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Release Date: March 5th, 2013
Read: March 10-11th, 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR) 
Series: Unremembered #1
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Source: Winnipeg Public Library

Description from GoodReads:

   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?


Contains Spoilers:

    Memory loss tends to make for a good read, with no memories the characters have to find themselves again. In Unremembered the main character is faced with this challenge, but with most cases of memory loss patients will only lose a certain part of their memories. With Jane Doe it's a different case. She can't even seem to remember what a Television is.
   The description in this book is fanominal. Because the of the memory lose the Jane Doe must describe in intense detail of what she is seeing otherwise we wouldn't know what the heck she is talking about. If Jane Doe doesn't know what the object is then how can we? With Jessica's descriptions it makes you realize that even with small things so much work is put into the item to make it special. These items have so much work out into them it makes us feel bad that we take them for granted. This book has opened my eyes to all the little things in life.
      As much as I enjoyed the plot for Unremembered I can just never enjoy books that have or focus on time travel. The "rules of time" confuse the heck out of me, so I tend to get headaches. Trying to rap my head around it all is just a pain. This happened to me with Unremembered, but I refused to put it down. Besides the little bit of time travel we did encounter I was just in over my head in love with this book. I can't wait to get a hold of Unforgotten the sequel in the trilogy which released February 25th, 2014. 


Favourite Quote:

"Thirteen is hard. You don't know who you are yet. Who your real friends are. Who you can trust. You don't yet know what you are capable of." ~ Heather

Recommend to People Who Enjoy: 

Young Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery, Time Travel

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