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Unremembered Hardcover – March 5, 2013
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Gr 7-10-In this science-fiction mystery, Violet, 16, is found floating amid the wreckage of a plane crash with no memory of her life before the accident. A foster family has agreed to take her in until she regains her memories. Violet finds even everyday expressions and concepts to be maddeningly unfamiliar. The only clue to her identity is a locket with a cryptic equation inscribed on it. Soon a stranger named Lyzender arrives on the scene, claiming to know her. Violet feels drawn to him, but she is hesitant to trust the impossible story that he tells her. As she slowly discovers superhuman skills and knowledge that she cannot explain, however, the teen realizes that her real name is Seraphina and that she has no choice but to consider that what Lyzender is telling her is true. If it is, then she is in danger. Seraphina's strong voice, feeling of isolation, and desperate need to understand the world around her will ring true with teens. They will have a hard time putting this book down as they struggle to solve Seraphina's mystery alongside her. While other figures, such as Lyzender, are not well developed, the nonstop suspense and well-paced plot more than make up for what the story lacks in characterization. Hand this one to fans of romantic science fiction such as Jessica Khoury's Origin (Penguin), Lissa Price's Starters (Delacorte), or Rachel Cohn's Beta (Hyperion), all 2012).-Liz Overberg, Darlington Middle School, Rome, GAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
On takeoff from Los Angeles, Freedom Airlines flight 121 crashes. No one survives. But, as rescuers pull bodies from the ocean, they find a 16-year-old girl alive and unscathed save for complete amnesia. All names on the plane’s manifest are accounted for, and no next of kin comes for her. Even the engraving on her locket (S+Z=1609) means nothing to her. Then a dark-haired young man appears to the girl and begins to talk to her. How does she know him? And why does she think she should trust him? So begins the gripping story of Seraphina (Sera) and Lyzender (Zen), as Sera struggles to learn or remember who or what she is, and they both attempt to escape those who would capture and destroy them. Short chapters and short paragraphs filled with abundant dialogue power the often harrowing action, punctuated along the way with Sera’s snippets of memory. The first in Brody’s new science-fiction series should snare enough attention to have folks tapping their feet for the sequel. Grades 8-11. --J. B. Petty
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I think my main issue was that, while I knew it was a romance, I was expecting more science fiction... but it that aspect of the story seemed to be lost among the love story. (It took way too long to get into what/who she was, and as we were learning things, everything seemed to lead back to the boy.)
But just because I had my issues with the story, it doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy it. I did. And I'm planning on reading the sequels because I am interested in these characters. And much like the beginning, I enjoyed the end of the book a lot. Things started to pick back up, and we started to learn more about Sera and Diotech.
All in all, UNREMEMBERED is a good read and worth checking out.
Would I read it again? Probably not.
Will I read the sequels? More than likely, yes, because I want to see where Brody plans on taking these characters.
She can't remember her name. She can't remember how she ended up floating in the ocean, the sole survivor of a horrendous plane crash. She can't remember the locket around her neck or what the inscription means: S+Z=1609. All she knows is that she's no ordinary girl.
Violet eyes. Airbrushed beauty. A brain like a computer. Superhuman strength.
Who is she?
I'm going to spill the beans and tell you that her name is Sera. Beyond that, I hesitate to say, because the mystery is the sole driving force of this book for the first 150 pages. Sera basically adjusts to life with her foster family, tries to piece together what happened to her, and gets more and more hints that she is not normal. I kept waiting for a plot twist, but nothing came.
The second half starts to pick up by introducing a romantic subplot and science fiction elements. The romantic flashbacks are warm and rich and filled with emotion--but it loses its potency, because it's already happened. We don't get to see them falling in love. The science fiction elements are creative, but they strain on the edge of credulity. I had trouble suspending my disbelief.
I also had problems with Sera. As much power as she's given--and she's given quite a bit--she hardly uses it. Her brainpower is canceled out by the fact that she makes incredibly stupid decisions. There are reasons for this--her amnesia being one of them--but even so, would it be so hard to don a disguise when scary men are chasing her? I found it difficult cheering for a heroine who should be a superhero always needing to be saved by males with guns. Even the moment when she stepped up and had her heroic moment, seemed too little, too late.
I really wanted to like this book. I met its author, Jessica Brody, at Literary Orange and she seems to be a wonderful person. She really sold me on her story, even though I'm not really into "Bourne Identity" sort of books. Unremembered wasn't bad. It was just sort of ordinary.
The quick and dirty
Fun and fast read. Romance, the struggle of young love and a good dash of mystery.
Riddle me this, oh violet eyed Violet
If you aren’t stopping to ponder the why of simple little things that don’t make essential sense (and still don’t make complete sense by the end) or the type that likes everything to fall into place by the end, with anomalies explained then you would likely enjoy this more then I did. Sometimes I can be nitpicky about the oddest things. There is an enigmatic boy that keeps coming around claiming to know her and she is continually surprised by off things about herself. Such as discovering she speaks numerous languages, can solve crazy mathematical equations and yet didn’t know what the simplest things are. Ultimately I found it really hard to connect with her and thought her personality to be rather inconsistent. From there things move along at a brisk pace.
Would you like fries with that?
I had anticipated this novel to be more of a science fiction read than it was. Don’t get me wrong I still consider it to fully fall under the sci-fi ya genre but it is definitely more of a ya romance with sci-fi than a YA sci-fi with a romance. Hopefully that makes sense. Pretty much plotting focus wise one takes a huge precedence over the other. Perhaps a better way to explain it is, if you were to take away the romantic relationship the book would not hold up. So for teen romance lovers Unremembered would be a perfect pick. However, I typically like my stories with a side dish of romance, not the main course.
Unremembered was an overall enjoyable read but I didn’t find anything particular about it that made it stand out in my mind among the many other young adult books that have hit my shelves over the past few years.
FYI, this book is being made into a movie.