April 16, 2014

Book 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?

Just finished this one.  With the second book in the series, Unforgotten, just coming out this book has been all over for blog tours etc.  It was enough to catch my attention and make me want to read it.  It ended up being pretty good.  The whole not remembering her past bit was great! But it was great because it wasn't a typical amnesia story.  This girl didn't remember ANYTHING.  One of my favorite scenes in the novel is when she eats a grilled cheese sandwich for the first time and finds it the best thing she has ever eat.  Honestly I'll never look at a grilled cheese the same again.   

The book had just enough mystery, action and suspense to keep me entertained wanting to read.  The more clues that are uncovered about what happened to Seraphina, the more questions that seem to come up.  I like when that happens because it always keeps me guessing.  And the full story unraveled in a wonderful way was both a surprise and yet not. Definitely well done.  

I do plan on reading the second book in the series because I'm curious to know what happens after the ending (it has kinda a cliff hanger!).

One last note - there is a romance in the book, and it is very sweet and genuine.  I haven't seen that in a book in awhile so I doubly enjoyed it!

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds terrific. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the review.