Unremembered (Unremembered #1) Book Review

Title: Unremembered
By: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Publication Date: March 5 2013
ISBN: 9780374379919
Pages: 320
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 mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.


I enjoyed this book very much. Well, I enjoyed it after I got past the first six, slow moving chapters. Although I found the writing to be excellent and convincingly thought out, the follow-through with the characters kind of lacked a certain amount of passion and depth for my taste. The main character Violet (Seraphina), for instance, lacked human traits that would make her quest to find her lost memories and what really happened to her believable. It was also a little disappointing to find out how perfect she was throughout the book. Seraphina, wasn’t a character that I could identify with or truly care about on too many levels, but the empathy is there.

Although the main characters were lacking something, there were people that were introduced that helped make this book more interesting (or maybe just more humane). At times, the reaction of others to Searphina’s many impossibly perfect qualities are amusing, to say the least.

Even though I had a few issues with certain parts of this book, I found it very difficult to just walk away from the story. It really pulls you in and makes you curious as to what exactly is going on. I had my expectations about the book before I even opened it, and I will tell you, once you start to read it, you’ll realize soon enough that you were wrong. I would definitely recommend this book to those who are at the young adult reading level.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received unREMEMBERED at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


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