Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Published: March 5th 2013
By: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR)
Genre: YA-Science Fiction
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.
5 out of 5
This book had EVERYTHING in it! I just can’t tell you what EVERYTHING means because I want YOU to be as surprised by this book as I was.
And that’s the end of the review boys and girls!
Joke. Let’s talk about characters.
I’m going to call the main girl S for my review. I want you to find out her name on your own. (Are these enough hints for you to read the book? Don’t worry, there will be more.) She was difficult to form a personality about. For half of the book, she didn’t know who she was, what she liked, what she didn’t, most words that we use on an everyday basis she didn’t understand. S was found floating in the water, seemingly from a plane crash. She was then taken to a hospital and people where trying to find out more about her.
Towards the end of the book, S really had begun to turn into a feisty, strong willed character.
There was a boy in this book. A boy that S knew. Lyzender. (No, I didn’t just sneeze.) He was very distrustful, I suppose that happens when a girl he knew and obviously has feelings for, can’t remember who he is or the things they’ve done.
I liked Cody. He was S’s foster brother. He had to show S how to use the internet and he helped steal a car for her. May I add that he’s thirteen and a math whiz. So cute! When he was first introduced, I thought he was going to be a typical kid who doesn’t want some foster girl coming in and spending time with his parents ** jealously** (Thanks Will Young.) But he played a bigger role and helped S out.
The mystery inside this book is intense. I was about halfway through and still didn’t know exactly what was going on. And it wasn’t that Brody was being stingy with her writing, she was sinking her literal pen deep under your skin and hooking you into her world of Unremembered. It sounds more painful than it really is.
After finishing this book, I was disappointed by how small it was. It was barely 300 pages of actual story. Nevertheless, I thought that Unremembered would have made a great stand-alone novel. One helluva cliff-hanger though! But I kinda like that 🙂 I might not read the other two books because it might spoil the rest of the story for me.
Here is the awesome trailer for Unremembered! (The music sounds a bit like Titanic. It had me tearing up! And all the water…nooo!)
Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape.
Five Facts about Jessica. Read more at her Goodreads page!
1. She loves bananas but hates anything banana flavored.
2. She’s squemish about bones and belly buttons.
3. She’s always secretly wanted to be a member of the Spice Girls.
4. She doesn’t like it when vegetables try to pass themselves off as dessert. (“Carrot Cake? Seriously? You’re not fooling anyone!”)
5. The first book she learned to read was Go Dog Go at age 2, although technically she probably just memorized it.
Thanks for reading my review! Have you read Unremembered? What did you think of it?
Charlie “Star” xx