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Posted March 18, 2013
I remember the first time I laid eyes on this cover, I fell in l
I remember the first time I laid eyes on this cover, I fell in love! It was so simple, yet so beautiful in so many ways. Of course, loving the cover means I have to get my hands on the book as soon as possible. The synopsis sounded very promising, and I could't wait to find out more. The main protagonist Sera, cannot remember anything in her past. Now named Violet, because of her eyes, she is trying to fit the pieces of her past together. When mysterious boy Zen tells her the truth, both of them try to fix what's lost.
Honestly, this book was not enjoyable. I'm writing this review write now, and I'm not able to remember ONE thing that happened. I only read it like two months ago, but I had to do a bit of research to have my memory refreshed. The characters did not stand out at all, and I wasn't able to connect to Sera, or Zenn. Their sudden "romance" was unbelievable, and it just didn't feel right. Jessica Brody's writing was good, but I guess the story just wasn't that great for me. It wasn't something new, and it felt really predictable as well. The shocking ending was something that didn't make me happy, not even excited as to what will happen in the future.
Overall, I just don't think this book was for me. The flow of the book was good, writing was good, but the characters and the story itself was what I didn't really enjoy. I don't think I'll be picking up the second book either. Though I do recommend you to give it a try, because every one still has their own opinions.
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Posted March 29, 2013
Posted March 13, 2013
No memories, no past, no identity, no answers ¿ such is the fate
No memories, no past, no identity, no answers – such is the fate Seraphina faces when she awakens among the wreckage of a plane crash, not only the only survivor but completely unharmed. Her miraculous survival not only garners intense media scrutiny but also more insidious observers. In her new world filled with well-meaning advice, Sera perceives an unknown threat that forces her to test her instincts. Did she survive a horrific plane crash only to meet a more treacherous fate? Such is the premise of Jessica Brody’s latest novel, Unremembered, the first book in a new trilogy.
Seraphina is the type of character which creates a need to protect within everyone who meets her, including the reading audience. This is in large part due to her total amnesia, which is so complete that she is not even able to remember how to dress herself. The complete lack of past, along with her forced isolation thanks to the media and her absence of familial connections, produces a character who appears fragile and fully engenders the nurturing response. That she is not quite as fragile as one might initially expect is not a surprise, but that desire to help and sympathize for Sera’s ongoing bewilderment creates a strong emotional bond within the reader.
One of the best things about Unremembered is the fact that it is unpredictable. Just as a reader begins to guess at the truth, the truth has a habit of veering off down a completely different path than the one expected. In fact, without completely spoiling the surprises, it is possible to completely overthink the plot. There are hidden agendas and shady scientists, but the society as described on the pages are exactly what they appear to be. Readers have become so inured by complex dystopian societies in which the downfall of modern society is only mentioned through hints or well into the second novel of a series that to read a novel which does not require one to try to figure out what happened necessitates its own mini paradigm shift of sorts.
The success of any science fiction novel hinges on the believability of the science being used to promote the story. In Unremembered, the science is actually fairly weak. Some of the explanations leave a lot to be desired, and the reader must take more than one leap of faith to accept Ms. Brody’s descriptions. In spite of all that however, a reader can and will still enjoy the story, as it is more about Sera’s search for answers than anything else. That some of the answers require a reader to suspend one’s sense of disbelief is not a major undertaking because one is so immersed in Sera’s fate.
The premise underlying Unremembered is quite creative. Ms. Brody answers just enough questions to keep the story satisfactory but still leaving larger answers and the fate of her heroine open for future novels. She excels at capturing Sera’s profound confusion, frustrations, and desperation for answers, which lends the story a sense of humanity and outshines its weaker elements. The emotional bond between Sera and reader and the desire to know her fate is what will keep readers anticipating the sequel.
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Posted May 18, 2013
Romantic and gripping. Unremembered by Jessica Brody is a book
Romantic and gripping. Unremembered by Jessica Brody is a book that I have been wanting to read since I first laid eyes on the cover. After reading the synopsis, I knew that I had to have this one in my possession.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Could anything be more romantic than having your soul mate follow where ever you end up to protect you no matter what it takes? What if you didn’t remember him at all, and he did whatever he could in his power to try and get you to remember him? A simple look, a touch…a poem.
Violet is found amongst the rubble and debris of a plane crash. Violet is believed to have been in that plane, and against all odds…survived. But Violet can’t remember anything about her life. She can’t remember her past or her plans for the future.
Violet ends up finding out that she’s not your typical female. She has a knack with numbers and math, is apparently the most beautiful person that anyone has laid eyes on, is pro with various languages, and is pretty strong for a sixteen year old girl. While lying in her hospital bed, Violet receives a visit from a boy, Zen, who seems to know who she is. And soon after, she runs into him everywhere.
Freaked out that she doesn’t know anything about herself, let along about him, she flees from his incessant questions and promises… But unknown forces keep putting them in each other’s paths, and Violet starts to learn the dark secrets that she wishes she never really knew…except for him…always him.
Unremembered by Jessica Brody is a fast paced read that pretty much had me on the edge of my seat for the entire ride. I was completely mesmerized with who Violet is and why she had no memories! I was more than a little curious to find out where Zen had fit into all of this, and why he was so adamant to get Violet to remember. And once that piece came to light, I was even more hooked than I already was! Not only was this a read about escaping her past, it was also about trying to have a future…and what it would take to achieve that.
Author, Jessica Brody’s writing style is one that I would most definitely describe as addictive. The way in which she described that scenes and events that transpire in Unremembered were ones that easily played out like a movie in my mind. The personalities of the characters found in this book were ones that were unique to the characters themselves. I will admit that I was slightly annoyed with the way in which Violet’s new foster parents would treat Violet versus their own son, Cody. I felt sad for Cody when he would get scolded and in trouble even though Violet admitted to the idea. How they would be tender and gentle with Violet and then flip right out on Cody. I can completely see why Cody would show some hostility towards Violet. Although I did also find it annoying that Cody would constantly give Violet attitude because she’s pretty? Mmmmmk then…
The different twists and turns that were incorporated into this book were what kept my up wanting to see where everything finally lead. The way in which she would meld the any memories with events in the present were done seamlessly and were perfectly timed.
I couldn’t help but feel so frustrated for Zen when it’s described that it’s not the first time that he has had to have Violet remember him. Over and over again, and yet his love does not waiver. How romantic is that? How intense is their love when all it really takes is a few sentences and a touch to have you remember your soul mate…
If you’re looking for a book that will make your heart pound due to the action found in the pages and because of the undying love and devotion a love that not even time can tear apart, Unremembered by Jessica Brody is the book for you.
Posted May 8, 2013
Posted April 23, 2013
The only things that I knew about Unremembered were that there w
The only things that I knew about Unremembered were that there was an amnesiac girl and a plane crash. That was it. I didn't want to read the synopsis, because I was afraid that I wouldn't like what it said and chicken out on reading it. What I did know sounded interesting enough. Unremembered turned out to be much better than I thought it would be. I had been seeing some bad reviews of this book on other book blogs and I just assumed that was how I would feel about it too. Thankfully, I was wrong about that.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Unremembered kept me glued to my kindle. I could not stop turning the pages. What I liked the most about this was the plot. The story line flowed very nicely. There were a lot of things happening and Sera was discovering a lot of new things, after having lost her memory. Every discovery she made was so important to the story, which I really liked because I wasn't being fed useless information that would do nothing to further the story.
The characters were also well written. They were easy to relate to. They used technology, which seems to be omitted from a lot of YA books for some unknown reason. I loved the use of technology in this book and how it led Sera to more answers. It wasn't something that was very prominent, but I just appreciated the use of it. Nerdy, I know. Moving on, I like the foster family, especially the step-brother, who was an instrumental part in Unremembered.
One thing I loved about Unremembered was that there was no insta-love. Well, not really. Hunter, the love interest, had already been with Sera. He knew her. He loved her before she even lost her memory. It was great. I was so excited that he wasn't some random stranger that suddenly fell in love with her. Hunter was a great character, himself. He was determined and definitely in love. It was very sweet and I loved just how far he went to help Sera, doing anything and everything that he could.
I don't want to keep giving away information, so I'll cut it off here. I really enjoyed Unremembered. I loved the plot, the characters, and even how everything turned out in the end. It was all around an exciting book. I'm looking forward to the sequel, as Unremembered ends on a very promising note.
Posted April 6, 2013
I think we all know where this is going
I think we all know where this is going just by the overview. The girl is obiviously an alien. Unkown to the world. Unidentifed. Pretty obivious just saying
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Posted May 17, 2013
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