Review: Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published: March 5th 2013 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR) 
Review Copy: ARC from Publishers
Purchase: Amazon -- Barnes & Noble
Description from Goodreads:
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 Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*Still debating on the rating. I liked it, but the middle nearly lost my interest. Maybe a 3.75 out of 5?*

UNREMEMBERED was an intriguing read, but it kind of fell apart in the middle. I remember thinking at the two hundred page mark that not much had happened. And really, nothing did. Things were revealed in bits and pieces, which is fine and everything, but at the same time, if readers don't know what is going on by page 200 (of a 300 page book, mind you), you're probably going to lose their interest.

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.
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My apologies to the publisher for taking so long to review this!  

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