Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: March 5th 2013
Series: Unremembered #1
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.
Sera comes to in the ocean, the only survivor of a plane crash. But when she is taken in for help, no one can seem to find out anything about her. No one knows her name or how she survived, and Sera can’t help either because every single one of her memories are gone.
Jessica Brody really wrote Sera in a way that makes the reader want to root for her. She’s strong, funny, and somewhat innocent because all her knowledge of the world is gone. Sera’s history and background are a mystery to her, so they are a mystery to us.
This book was more along the lines of being three stars until I was blown away by a really interesting plot twist. Although confusing, it only made the story stronger and more entertaining as a whole. I did have to reread some parts because the concept of the plot twist is really intricate, and takes some thought to really appreciate.
The romance was one of the things I did not quite enjoy as much. It wasn’t awful, but nothing was there to make me root for the couple.
The ending was somewhat tied up, the main conflict resolved, but I do know that Brody is planning sequels. And that these sequels will introduce a love triangle. What I do not understand is the fact that people are hating on THIS book because of sequels that haven’t been written yet. Here’s what I had to say about that on Goodreads:
To be honest, I think it’s completely unfair and ridiculous to rate low on THIS book because “the NEXT books will have a love triangle.” Um what. After you just said you loved this book. Some love triangles actually work, so before I go and judge a book that isn’t even out yet I’m not going to get my panties in a bunch and hate on this series. I enjoyed this book so I’m rating it four stars. If I wanted to be an ass I guess I could go and rate every book from every series in the future with a love triangle one star, but I’m not going to judge something that isn’t even written yet. My God. If the second book happens to have a sucky love triangle, then I will rate THAT book low, NOT this one. Sorry, but that just doesn’t make sense to me. /rant
Plus it was ten times better than Mila 2.0 so let’s all bond over that.
Anyway, I recommend this for people who liked the concept of MILA 2.0 but was maybe looking for it to be a little better. I will be reading the sequel.