UnRemembered (Trilogy) by Jessica Brody 3.5 Stars
Quick Review: I liked the book overall, but Im not attached to it. I enjoyed it while reading but Im okay with or without finishing the series.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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
Cover: Love it. Intriguing.
Overall: Entertaining, but not amazing
Characters: Seraphina and Zen- S is well developed everyone else not so much
Plot: 16 year girl "survives" plane crash with no memories! Sounds pretty cool, very interesting.
Page Turner: Not until the end
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Depends on what you like.
Book Boyfriend: Zen
Overall, I enjoyed the book Unremembered, but cant say that Ill truly remember it. While reading the book I was fascinated, specifically though with the concept and the writing abilities, Sera/Violet amazed me, and I was drawn into getting to know her. I think the concept of this sci-fi(ish) book is absolutely fantastic. And I actually liked that so much was explained to the reader, it helps me understand. I also really liked that the ending was a TOTAL cliffhanger. Which is both good and bad.
|Vanessa Hudgens as Seraphina|
I also liked that I kept guessing, I was never really sure, what was going to really happen, I couldnt guess what was going to happen like I can in so many other books, which was truly enjoyable.
Unfortunately I must admit that this book didnt captivate me like I thought it would. Even though the writing was good, and the plot was interesting, it lacked in its character development.
The plot continued to build throughout the book, and was consistently building upon each chapter. I liked that things progressed forward, learning new pieces as we went, but also understanding them at a good pace. At some point though, it seems like things just "fall together" without actually being built upon.
In the end, Im happy enough with the ending that I dont NEED to read the next installment, which by the way wont be out for another year! Meaning I likely wont read it. And if I do, it may be because Im bored, but considering the 3rd installment isnt due until 2015...the likelihood that I finish this series is slim, which is too bad. I think the concept here is really great. But the follow through just isnt there for me.