Monday, March 18, 2013

Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)by Jessica Brody

Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)
Good Reads Summary
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?

From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

My Thoughts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

She’s Unremembered.
I’m Unimpressed.

It’s just the ending smacks of something I saw recently a .gif summarizing just about everything that’s wrong in YA today. New mysterious guy says, ‘I love you.’ Wait, make that hot new mysterious guy who knows everything the girl doesn’t know saying, ‘I love you.’ Then said guy asks, ‘Do you trust me?’ Then there’s the girl with thoughts of, ‘He’s in my blood.’ All of which culminate in some drastic doings on their part. Oi! That ending! It’s not that it ends in cliffy (though I take issue with that, as well,) it’s the build up there to. Also, I’ve a thing about names that if you don’t sound real, I don’t believe you and have a hard time buying the struggle that Ze or X or Y are supposedly going through. But really, who would have thought that (view spoiler)[future (hide spoiler)] names suck? Alixter! and Rio and Zen /Lyzender ... Begs for an ass kicking, I thought.  And that’s a teeny side thing in one of my many, many problems with this; the biggest of which was me, BORED.

The way things happened was all simply too convenient, how things came together and how some things were answered or how this response answers that and how doing this takes care of that problem WHEN in fact no explaining actually takes place! It’s in the genes said one, and I’m wondering in the genes, how? Then barcodes that grow back and there I was having flashbacks of Jessica Alba and her leather jacket with the lion looking dude, except this one was nowhere close to how awesome that one was. Unremembered was just so meh. At this point I’d normally throw out an “it could have been more.” Except were it “more,” I don’t think I’d pick it up again… as there’s NOTHING new offered!

Simply, think of everything that was wrong in STARTERS, of how a lot of people were able to do something, and how some other people just knew something and then how other people were so conveniently wherever  they were and just in the nick, too to provide some “clarity.” Though really, there’s is NO clarity in this one, just a whole bunch of conveniently ordered events that tempted me to start skimming.

Then that ending! Gah. As said, it sums… Well, it sums up something is what it does. Yeah.

Thank you, Net Galley!

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