Title: Unremembered
Author: Jessica Brody
Publication: March 5th 2013
Publisher: Macmillan
Rating: 4/5
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Synopsis:

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?


My thoughts:

What sounded to me like a cliche love story turned into an action packed thriller that I reluctantly came to love. Our story focuses on a girl we call “Violet” though her real name is yet to be found. Violet turned up in the middle of the ocean as the only surviving person from a plane crash into the ocean. Pretty crazy, right. But get this: She is also a super-genuis at math and knows languages she didn’t even think she knew! What is up with this girl?!

To make matters worse; she’s lost all of her memories, and has nobody to come and claim her. This is what I’d like to call, shit out of luck. But there is hope for Violet when a mysterious man comes into her life, but the things he is about to say will feel out of this world, to say the least. 


I did have one technical complaint, however, and that was on dialogue continuity. It’s just that, for a girl who had no command of the English language at the start of the book? She picked up on humor and implied meanings pretty quickly. So aside from that, it was well done. The character development was patchy, but it was focused on the journey and suspense more than relating to the characters. Because honestly, Violet is a Mary Sue in every single way aside from having compromised memory. She’s beautiful, smart, strong, yadda, yadda, so she’s totally not something we could compare ourselves to. But the morals of the book are still heart warming and it’s got an ending that’ll make you smile. Worth a read.

*Reviewed by Otter*

2 comments:

Oooo! I am so keen to read this - I just borrowed it out from the library.
I know what you mean about the sudden grasp of the English language, and everything that comes with it. I think this happens in a lot of books that deal with people having amnesia/moving to different countries/learning a language, ever.
I'm kind of disappointed that Violet is a Mary Sue. I think we have a fair few too many of those in the YA genre at the moment.
Nonetheless, I think the story sounds awesome, and I will definitely be reading it :D

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