SciFi Book Review: Unremembered

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

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?

Seraphina not only has no memories of anything before the plane crash, but she has little-to-no knowledge of any slang or twenty-first century life. But she excels at math and numbers. She is taken in by a caring foster family. But it’s soon evident that Seraphina is also emotionally stunted. While she is naturally suspicious of everyone, she has no idea who she can actually trust.

This is the first in a new trilogy – full of mystery, adventure, suspense, and a bit of romance. There is a definite element of science fiction that is central to the story, but this first installment focuses mainly on Seraphina’s journey of self-discovery. Well-paced, with intriguing characters, and a captivating mystery, Unremembered is an entirely memorable novel that I didn’t want to end. Leaving off with a cliffhanger ending, I’ll be eagerly waiting for the sequel.

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