Unremembered #1 Uden Minder
Series: Unremembered #1
Author: Jessica Brody
Published in English: 2013
Dansk titel: Uden Minder
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2014
Finished Reading: April 2020
Genre: YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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?
Why have everything I’ve read lately ended up being such a huge disappointment and extremely predictable? The story relies too much on romance and the book that could have been a contender for best YA I’ve read in years. The first half of the book is good. The language is nice! Frankly, I liked the writing. However, in the second part the book becomes a steamy mess.
Unremembered is best suited for the younger audience since it’s easy to read and fast paced, but personally, I wouldn’t place it in science fiction category.
I feel like it’s difficult to review this since it’s very easy to spoil the plot. If you, like me, have read a ton of books in the YA genre, you won’t have to read the rest of the book, since you’ll pretty much know the direction it takes. Not necessarily all the small stuff, but the important.
One of the reasons why it’s so difficult to review is because of the author. She relies heavily on twists and turns, and the less you know in the book, like for instance, what has become on “Violet” the more fun the read is going to be for you. The upsides of this book is again, the author. She made a book with lots of action and mystery and she keeps the story moving along quickly, it’s not dragged as some other stories tend to. You can’t help wanting to figure out what her explanation for everything is. However, as her explanation unfolds it doesn’t really make any sense and there are major plot holes. I would have liked some more answers in regards to Violet. I was left with tons of unanswered questions, and even though they weren’t answered, I’m not too fond of beginning the second book.