Fantasically Awesome: A Review of UNREMEMBERED by Jessica Brody

Unremembered (Unremembered, #1) 
Jessica Brody
320 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Release Date: March 5th, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LIKED

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?

A mysterious boy, a strange technology company, and a forgotten past UNREMEMBERED is a sci-fi must read for everyone.

When sixteen-year-old Seraphina, who goes by Violet, is found among the wreckage of the flight crash of Freedom Airlines 121, she has no idea who she is and the news reporters have no idea how she survived. She has no memories from before the crash and no explanation of why she was unharmed. So when a mysterious boy tells her that he knew her form before the crash, she doesn’t believe him. But when strange men start appearing, she has know one to turn to, except for the strange boy who seems to disappear into thin air.

Fantastically Awesome. Those two words pretty much sum up the entire books greatness. UNREMEMBERED is just pure awesomeness, all the characters were perfect and fit in the story properly. The story is filled with emotions, making you smile at some points and at others making you feel sorry for the main character. Our main character, Seraphina, is different. She isn’t super strong and doesn’t have any flaws and she isn’t the type of girl that is weak and hopeless. What I’m pretty much saying is that Seraphina is a character you won’t find in many books.

There was only one problem I had with the book. The ending was sort of confusing, when most of the things were being explained, but that part doesn’t really matter since you kind of already know what is happening.

I can’t wait for the second book in the series, since the ending was a little sad and sudden. All in all, UNREMEMBERED was fantastic, and you should definitely pick it up.

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    Christianna Marks

    February 25, 2013

    Gah, this one sounds so good and mysterious! I love a book where you don't know what is going on. Great review!

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    February 25, 2013

    I've heard mixed things about this book, so I'm glad you liked it! The mystery sounds very intriguing, and I'll definitely check this out soon :)

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    February 25, 2013

    Seraphina sounds like my kind of girl, FINALLY I'll get to read a character like her! I can't wait to read this as well. Great review!! :)

    Read Into Hiding

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    Jenea Whittington

    February 25, 2013

    Seraphina sounds fantastic and it sounds like it will be great. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    Sierra Abrams

    February 25, 2013

    This is one of my most anticipated 2013 reads!! I can't wait – your review made me want it all the more!! :)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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    Cass (Words on Paper)

    February 26, 2013

    The way you described it it SOUNDS awesome! I liked The Karma Club well enough. Looking forward to reading more from Brody. Thanks for reviewing!

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    Little Miss Becky

    February 26, 2013

    AH, this one is coming up next for me, so I'm incredibly excited to hear that its so good! Fantastically awesome–that sounds good to me!

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    Jenny N.

    February 27, 2013

    It sounds so different from Brody's other books. That alone makes me want to read it :)

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    Janita @ Book, Interrupted

    February 27, 2013

    YAY I literally CAN'T wait! Sounds freaking amazing :) Thanks for the review. Pure awesomeness sounds good to me haha

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    March 1, 2013

    Thanks for the great review! I'm so excited for this book :)

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    Lisa Richards/alterlisa

    March 1, 2013

    Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the review, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.

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    Alice M

    March 5, 2013

    This one sounds great, going to put it on this weeks buy list! I really want to read it!
    Alice (Aj)

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    March 9, 2013

    I did overall like this book. I do wish it had expanded a bit more. I didn't enjoy it as much as her contemporary books but I'll be reading the sequel.