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Tech and Witches: A Review of UNFORGOTTEN by Jessica Brody

Posted by on March 17, 2014

Unforgotten 
UNFORGOTTEN
Jessica Brody
416 pages
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: February 25th, 2014
Source: Hardcover from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

Some memories are better left forgotten…

After a daring escape from the scientists at Diotech who created her, Seraphina believes she is finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await Sera and her boyfriend, Zen, at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend her. A weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won’t stay forgotten for long.

Packed with mystery, suspense, and romance, this riveting second installment of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy delivers more heart-pounding action as loyalties are tested, love becomes a weapon, and no one’s memories are safe.

Life in 1609 wasn’t so bad, until Zen was struck by a sudden illness and Seraphina was accused of witchcraft. Barely escaping with her life, Sera finds herself in 2032. Her rescuer? A man just like her – a creation of the power-greedy Diotech. Only he’s better than her. With Zen’s life slowly slipping way, Sera must work to find a way to save the life of the boy she loves. The problem? If she wants Zen to live, she’ll have to work with her enemy. Diotech.

UNFORGOTTEN WAS AWESOME.
INCREDIBLY AWESOME.
Jessica Brody really knows how to write a story that can leave you breathless, sad, and amazed.

The plot in UNFORGOTTEN is much more fast-paced than the first book, and I’ll admit that this one is way better than the first book. That’s saying a lot, because I thought UNREMEMBERED was also AH-mazing.

Jessica Brody’s writing style is crisp and clean, making it easy to read and understand. Despite it being sci-fi, the scientific explanations made perfect sense and fit together perfectly the first time around – no need to re-read and bang your head over a desk. Which was a big plus. I hate having to stare at a page for so long just to understand the workings of the world.

I loved all the characters – new and old alike. Especially Kaelan. Unfortunately, I can’t say much about him, except that my feelings for him where like a light switch. Some parts I wanted nothing more than to give him a hug for his awesomeness and then there were times I felt like shoving him right in the path of a high speed train.

I also loved how much Sera changed. She evolved into a mentally stronger version of her former self. And although we saw very little of Zen, the love interest from UNREMEMBERED, due to his sickness, I didn’t really mind. There was enough action, suspense, and cool tech to distract me.

I’m not really a fan of this cover, though, and that’s probably my one negative. This paperback version is way cooler.

And I really hate how all these authors are ending their books now. They’re all so painful and not quite a cliffhanger, but still a cliffhanger. Sigh. May the wait for book three begin.

About the Author

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.

After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development. In May of 2005, Jessica quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author.

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3 comments

  1. Ohhh I’m excited that you liked this one so much! I’m very much looking forward to reading the series now. :D And I agree – the paperback cover is way cooler.

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