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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 - 18 years
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: False Memory
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423149769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423149767
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #770,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-"I don't know who I am, but I might be a badass." So says Miranda North when she wakes up on a park bench with no memory of who she is or where she came from. When she visits a mall, people react to her with stark fear, and in their haste to get away, they end up killing themselves. Peter explains that she is a Rose, a genetically enhanced human with super-soldier abilities and the power to inflict psychic fear on people. The purpose behind the Roses is to wield a new weapon in war, one that attains peace through chaos. Meanwhile, the creators of the Roses have a nefarious plan in mind; they want to release the Roses on Cleveland to see how much havoc can be wreaked. Peter is abducted by members of the Beta team-all clones of Miranda and her friends-and a rogue Rose named Rhys has plenty of unpleasant secrets up his sleeve. A love triangle adds to Miranda's confusion in this fast-paced sci-fi adventure. After a clunky beginning, the story picks up, and the stakes are heightened with the appearance of the cloned Beta team. A plot twist two-thirds of the way in, however, throws readers off and makes for a bit of confusion. Miranda is somewhat of an ambivalent character who handles her memory loss with remarkable acceptance. For fans of surface-level fast-paced stories.-Jamie Kallio, Orland Park Public Library, ILα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

About the Author

After pumping gas for nine years to put himself through college, Dan Krokos, now twenty-six, became a full-time writer. He enjoys watching TV, playing MMORPGs, and drinking coffee. Currently, he's hard at work on the next book in Miranda's journey. Follow his antics on twitter (@DanKrokos) or visit his Web site, www.dankrokos.com. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

After pumping gas for nine years to put himself through college, Dan Krokos, now twenty-six, became a full-time writer. He enjoys watching TV, playing MMORPGs, and drinking coffee. Currently, he's hard at work on the next book in Miranda's journey. Follow his antics on twitter (@DanKrokos)

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Miranda's personality and everything she has been through is just inspiring!
Kendall Estep
Overall, I recommend this unique story to those who enjoy reading young adult fiction that features flashes of action and science fiction.
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I thought Dan did a good job of creating the plot and back story as well as the characters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Step Into Fiction on September 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Wow. I had no idea what to expect with this book but let me tell you, if you buy this book you are certainly in for a ride! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book that is so action packed, it leaves you breathless. There was never a dull moment throughout this entire book for me, which is something every book strives for, right? Suspenseful and leaving the reading on the edge of their seat waiting for more. I even found myself skipping ahead to see what was going to happen. I hate doing that but I couldn't keep myself from doing it multiple times. A few times, I do believe I even made sound effects to how I was feeling - so glad I was alone or that would've been embarrassing, gasping in shock and all!

The world of cloning is new to me, especially when it comes to YA books (or books in general, I should say) so to read something like this had me slightly nervous. At times, I don't like to steer too far off from what I'm used to but you know what? I'm really loving all the Sci-Fi type of books I've read lately. I certainly may be adding more and more to my TBR list after so many good ones! The cover of False Memory is just amazing, absolutely amazing! If you were to judge a book by it's cover, I'm sure seeing this is a store would certainly grab your attention.

I would like to thank the author, Dan Krokos, for graciously signing an ARC copy at BEA and being a great guy. I'd also like to thank Hyperion for giving away these books (and giving us the opportunity to meet Dan) while at BEA. You'll be happy to hear that this book was #2 on my 'MUST HAVE' book list. (Followed by Prodigy by Marie Lu)

I'm so used to see love triangles that seeing this love...I'm not even sure what you would call this, but regardless, I enjoyed it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rachael Stein VINE VOICE on August 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
When Miranda North wakes up alone on a park bench, she can't remember anything. Confused and panicked, she releases a strange energy that causes everyone around her to run--in sheer terror. The only person who understands Miranda's strange abilities is Peter, a boy Miranda supposedly knows but can't remember and maybe the only person she can trust. It turns out that, like Peter, Miranda is part of an elite group of teens who have all been genetically enhanced so that they possess a unique and incredible destructive psychic ability. Miranda and Peter have never had a reason to question their lives or their powers--until they discover that they may be center of a deadly plot with international repercussions. It's a race against time, and both the past and the future are equally important as Miranda struggles to save the world as she knows it.

False Memory is a fast paced and action packed thriller of a story with plenty of exciting action sequences, surprising twists, and general suspense to keep every reader thoroughly engaged. I found myself completely sucked into Miranda's story as she tries to find her place in a foreign world she doesn't remember, one that involves hand to hand combat, strange medications, and psychic abilities to incite fear in others; her internal struggles to figure out who she is were just as riveting as the more physical threats she must fight. I've always been interested in science fiction, so Krokos's unique world was just irresistible to me, even if his biological and psychological explanations didn't always make the most sense. Fortunately, I was able to suspend my disbelief of any nonsensical science so I could fully appreciate this story's exciting plot; you can be sure that I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel to False Memory.

This novel will be enjoyed by fans of The Lab by Jack Heath and Skinned by Robin Wasserman.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Darling on August 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Of the many young adult science fiction novels that have been released recently, False Memory stands out as an extremely fun, solidly entertaining debut. This action-packed, suspenseful story follows Miranda North, a teenage girl who wakes up without any memory of who she is. Before long, she discovers that her unusual ability to release a painful pulse of energy is the reason why she's being relentlessly pursued...and the reason why her life, as well as the lives of many others, is now in danger.

From brain wave manipulation to rogue agents to a tonally genuine romance, this book includes a lot of different elements, and manages to present them all in a surprisingly engaging way. The author understands how to balance tension and levity, as well as how to up the ante both physically and emotionally as the story builds to its climax. It's rare to find a YA action novel that is this well-paced, especially since most of its protagonists are also well-developed. Miranda's blind panic and fight or flight adrenaline practically leaps off the page with her POV, but her observations about the other characters also allow us to know them as well.

This novel is notable for:

--an original, well-plotted story with exciting, unpredictable twists
--a believably conflicted, responsible heroine
--memorable characters
--well-choreographed fight sequences
--great dialogue
--scientific science fiction.

I had a really great time reading this story because it was just so much fun, but what I appreciate most about it is an interesting sensitivity in its heroine that I frankly find rather unusual coming from a male YA author.
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