Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Review: Unremembered by Jessica Brody


Title: Unremembered
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Macmillan
Rating: 5/5 stars


Synopsis:

"Sera" wakes up having no memories. She doesn't remember who she is or who her family is; only that she was a survivor from a plane crash.  But who is this boy that keeps turning up; claiming he knows her, and is also claiming that she is important and people are after her? Trying to figure out who and what she is, Sera embarks upon a journey. But in the end when you don't have your memories, who can you really trust? 






My thoughts:

I received a physical copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Unremembered is the first book in a planned trilogy, which I'm so glad for as I looooooooved this book.  
Jessica Brody has written other novels such as: My Life Undecided, The Karma Club and 52 Reasons to Hate my Father. However, this is the first book that I have read from this author, and now after reading this book, I feel like I want to dive into her other teen novels. 
The story is told from Sera's perspective, which is interesting as we get to see views from a person that doesn't remember a lot about herself or her life. The writing style of this book was simply amazing. I was hanging on to every word willing to know more. I felt like I was discovering the mysteries and secrets along with "Sera", which was really good as it kept me hooked. 
The characters on a whole were fantastic. "Sera" is a mysterious character herself. Not only do we know nothing about her, but neither does she. She is learning about the person that she used to be (and there are some things we learn which surprise even us!). I even felt sorry for her as she has no one. No family or friends.
Zen is a character that keeps appearing out of nowhere claiming he knows Sera and what she's capable of. He is the boy who gives "Sera" a name to identify with. He warns her people are after her. You can see he does contain a caring bone as he wants Sera to be safe. I even felt myself falling for him. Who wouldn't want a guy to protect you like that? 
You learn to see that Zen really does know Sera and that they do have a very strong connection.
Cody is the Son of Heather who fosters her in the beginning when Sera doesn't have a home to go to. Cody comes across as a typical boy nerd that girls tend to ignore, but he does want to help Sera as he feels she is genuine. 
There are various other characters that I will not talk about as it will spoil the plot for you. I'd like you to find those people out for yourself.
The beginning of the story had me hooked all the way through to the end. The structure to the book is nice as it is split into three parts. 
I like the cover to the UK version of the book. It shows Sera with the violet eye, and images of people running, so you know there is going to be some action involved.
I gave this book a whooping five out of five stars because it was well deserved. I didn't have a single problem with the book. I loved it so much that if there was a sixth star, I would give it that. I can't stress enough how amazing this book was, and I honestly can't wait to read the sequel. Jessica Brody needs to write faster!!
If you purchase this book, I guarantee you will love it. It will have you asking questions like: "Who was Sera before?" and "What is Diotech?", etc.
If you like action, mystery and secrets, then definitely get this book. It won't let you down!


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2 comments:

  1. I've been so eager to get my hands on a copy of this book, and now I know my eagerness is totally warranted. Such a great review - now I'm even MORE excited for Unremembered! :)

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