Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Posted August 13, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Series: Unremembered #1
on March 5, 2013
Pages: 320
Source: the publisher
Format: ARC
My Rating: three-half-stars

The only thing worse than forgetting her past . . . is remembering it.
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.

This was one of the books that I got in my Fierce Reads box.  One I was so excited to see because I’d wanted to read it.  And at some point, I will probably be doing a giveaway with the books in the box, so stay tuned!

This book begins with a plane crash, and only one person, a beautiful young girl is found alive.  The trouble is that she wasn’t even listed as a passenger on the plane.  And she doesn’t even have any memories of who she is, or why she might be there. At the hospital that they take her to, the doctors try to discover what might be wrong with her, as well as figure out why she can’t remember anything. Nobody comes forward to claim her as their family or friend.  Except one young man who comes to the hospital and says he will take care of it all.  But some of the things he tells her she doesn’t know if she should believe as they are kind of out there.  All she has left on her is a locket.  There aren’t pictures in it, but it has an eternity knot symbol on the outside, and engraved on it is this:  S + Z = 1609.  The weird thing about that is the number is the year she thought it was when they asked her what year it was.  She has no idea what the letters mean.  Finally she is released to go home with a foster family. They seem really  nice, although her new foster brother doesn’t seem to be a fan of her at first.  Although she does eventually win him over, or at least convince him to help her when she gets ideas of ways to maybe figure some things out.  Again the cute boy from the hospital shows up and tells her they are soulmates.  But she still isn’t sure what to believe.  He also tells her that there are people after her who are dangerous.  She continues searching for clues, even learning to use the internet.  But it seems more and more strange things happen.  She starts seeing a man following her, and gets so scared that she busts out of her foster mom’s car, and I do mean bust, the door flies off.  Finally she goes to meet this boy, who says his name is Zen.  He puts this little patch on her neck and then she begins remembering things.  Soon, they are caught, as she is finally remember things, and Zen is taken as she escapes.  Now she knows she must go back to save him.  But what will happen?  Will she be caught and forget everything as they continue to do whatever they were doing?  
The story is a mix of time travel, genetic engineering, and some futuristic technology as well.  It was an interesting new type of story, mostly different. Although the plane part did remind me of The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  And the loss of memory and some super-strong powers reminded me of Mila 2.0.  But this story did take the different parts and tie them all up in a different story.  One that I can’t wait to see where it goes next.
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6 responses to “Unremembered by Jessica Brody

    • It's different than Mila, because it's not a robot type of story. But it might not be up your alley. Maybe one to pick up when you don't have anything else to read? Because that ever happens to us. 🙂

  1. Great review! It sounds like my kind of book. I've been wanting to get my hands on Mila 2.0 in forever. So maybe I'll pick this one up too as I go buy Mila 2.0.

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