Unremembered by Jessica Brody

5 stars
Unremembered

Reviewed by Jennifer

Alone. Confused. Disoriented. These are the girl's first memories. Literally. She has no other memories, none whatsoever. All she knows is she was found in the wreckage of a plane crash with no survivors, well, none except her. She tries to find answers, but they only lead to more questions. She tries to be normal, but she soon realizes that this is the one thing she is not. Lead by her one clue, a mysterious locket, Seraphina joins up with the one person that claims to know who she is, someone who claims to be her soul mate. He tells her of the danger she is in, a threat from her life before the accident. Together, they go on a journey to reclaim her memories and try to escape the threat that is looming over them and, eventually, over the entire world.

This book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It has everything I like in a book. Mystery, romance, and even an edge of sci-fi. Ms. Brody explains the plot just enough to keep the reader guessing. We go through a journey with Seraphina and Zen. Even though most people never have to deal with amnesia, this is a story to which we can all relate. Not knowing exactly who you are, going on a journey to discover yourself, sound familiar? Ms. Brody does a terrific job of making this seemingly off-the-wall, intricate, unrelatable plot very relatable. Also, I believe that the author is trying to make us think about the world of technology that we live in. Seraphina and Zen, unlike the other workers in the company Diotech, question the use and purpose of the technology. Is it really being used for good? What harm could come out of it? How can we escape the harmful control that technology has on us? These questions can easily be applied in the world that we live in today. This novel is not just for reading, although it is a wonderful story. This novel can also make us analyze the world we are in, instead of just living in and accepting it at face value.