Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)
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Unremembered (Unremembered #1)

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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 t...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR)
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Emily May

2.5 stars
The problem with Unremembered is that it explores a concept which, though fascinating, has been done many times before in various ways and has also been done far better. What you have here is a simple, entertaining sci-fi novel about a girl who is more than what she seems, supposedly the sole survivor of a plane crash but unable to remember anything. Furthermore, her name isn't on the flight manifest and no one can find out who she is, where she came from or who her family are.

It's a f...more
Sam
3.5 stars
“…[voids] can be as short as the blink of an eye, or they can be infinite. Consuming your entire existence in a flash of meaningless white. Leaving you with nothing. No memories. No names. No faces.”

Jessica Brody’s first venture out of the contemporary genre is a pleasingly sturdy one. While there is definite room for improvement, Unremembered, on the whole, is an engaging and satisfying read.

Memory loss is a key feature of this book, with a confused and appropriately naive main charac...more
Steph Sinclair
Be warned: This review does contain mild spoilers.

You know that feeling when you are expecting one thing out of a book and it completely delivers something else, and not for the better? It's the kind of situation where you expectations completely sabotage your reading experience. That's what happened with Unremembered and I. Technically, there isn't anything wrong with the story. I fairly enjoyed the writing style and the characters, but in the end it's not very memorable. Itreminds me a lot of...more
Jasprit
Books dealing with memory loss is my biggest pet peeve, I enjoy the entire concept; of for whatever reason a protagonist loses their memory and spends most of the story trying to discover who and what they were before the accident. But I’ve never found a novel which deals with memory loss which has totally wowed me. I’ve found that novels which take a light hearted approach to this such as What Alice forgot, I’m more likely to enjoy, where as those with a big conspiracy theory behind everything...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Call it a character flaw if you will, but I have a desperate need for things to make sense, or at the very least, I want to be tricked into thinking they do. This is especially true with sci-fi – obviously not everything is possible, or even probable, but there are ways of making even the most unlikely things seem real. (Authors, if you don’t know how, just ask Mira Grant.) This is where Jessica Brody failed: her ambition was bigger than her skill, and when the time came to offer explanations, s...more
Giselle
I was going to review this book, but then I waited too long, and even after a long chat with someone who had just read it I have no freaking clue what this was even about. So my final thoughts: this book was perfectly titled.
~Tina~
Despite a few scattered patches in the writing, this turned out to be a really great read. I love the story line concept. It was delivered with a great mix of mystery and intrigue and even gives us something more then what's typically expected. But I think it's the love story that really made this one standout. I've always been a sucker for undeniable love and Sera and Zen really made a dent in my heart. The way Zen never gave up and is willing to do what ever it takes took my breath away.
This w...more
Mitch
Writing this review gives me no pleasure because, even though I don’t have many nice things to say about Unremembered, on a technical level Jessica Brody has done all the things required that this should have been pretty great. But it’s not, because the one positive thing I can say about Unremembered is also its greatest flaw - it’s well planned and well thought out, but to the point that it’s too well planned, too well thought out. And when the blueprints of a book are so obvious and followed s...more
Jenni Arndt
Unremembered is that book that you read and you feel like you are on the verge of the story being really great, and you can sense that the shift into epic territory is just around the next corner but it never really gets there. I’ll admit I had fun reading this one and I breezed through it pretty fast but I can’t honestly say that I ever really cared for it aside from just wanting to know what happens next just so that I would know.

We meet our MC, Violet/Seraphina/Sera, just as she is waking up...more
Crystal
I'm beginning to really enjoy books where the main characters have lost their memories and Unremembered is about just that. This book was another fun addition to the whole memory loss, government agency group but it does have a twist that will blow you away.

Violet (that is the name given to her by a nurse) wakes up with no memory of who she is or where she came from. She is found in the middle of a plane wreck and is the only survivor. Nobody understands how she survived and unfortunately no one...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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To go along with the title of Jessica Brody's latest novel, here are a few words and phrases that work to describe my impressions of Unremembered: Unlikely. Unnecessary. Unmet-potential. Unsatisfying. Unemotional. Unsubtle. Underachieved. Uncanny. Unadorned. Unamused. Unbelievable (and not in a good way...). Unimpressive. To say the least, I expected so much more from this read, and I got flat, one-dimensional characters acting out a plot that has b...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Unremembered is the kind of book that is really difficult to review. For one thing, Brody relies heavily on twists, which means that the less you know going into it, the more fun it's going to be for you. I would actually recommend not reading the blurb first. I didn't know anything when I started except that she survived a plane crash, and that was about ideal. The other thing that makes this tricky is that, while Unremembered is a fun read, I don't have all that much praise to give it, so it's...more
Jenny
Unremembered starts with a shock of cold water and a slew of questions and from there barely gives us a moment to breathe, catapulting us forward as a young woman with a blank canvas for a mind struggles to fill it once again with color. What's instantly noticeable and infinitely more intriguing than the amnesia alone is that Sera doesn't simply struggle to remember her past, she struggles to understand her environment as well; technology, slang, food and so many other things utterly foreign to...more
Khanh (Kittens, Rainbows, and Sunshine)
Like so many books I've read lately, this one had a promising premise, a good beginning, but ultimately fizzles in its execution. I have no complaints about the writing style, but the characters were flat and uninteresting, and it ultimately becomes a wannabe sci-fi that is both unoriginal and uninteresting in its execution.

A girl is found amidst a plane wreck; she is not on the passenger manifesto and nobody can recall her being or getting on the plane. She is found unharmed, in good physical c...more
Ashley
Unremembered by Jessica Brody - Do you remember?  Yes.  Always yes.

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Unremembered has everything I love in a sci-fi: genetics, evil corporations, love, technology, and conspiracy. It's almost like it was made for me! However, I have to warn you. This story isn't exactly original. It's awesome, and I loved it, but it is one of those things that has been done many, many times. It just so happens to be a "cookie cutter" that I adore, so it didn't bother me in the slightest. But if that WOULD bother you, then this book is not for y...more
Carina Olsen
I just heard about this book yesterday, when it arrived in the mail. And I wanted to read it right away. So I did. And I enjoyed this book very much. Found the writing to be very good. And I liked the characters a lot. And the plot is just amazing, really. I even liked the ending. Yeah. This book was pretty amazing :) While I can't find anything I didn't like about it, it's still a four star for me. Because while I loved it a whole lot, there were a few things that could have been better for me....more
Sarah
When Sera wakes up in the ocean, floating amidst the wreckage of a plane crash and surrounded by bodies, it is obvious she is the only survivor. What she doesn't know is how she survived such a horrific accident and why she has no memory of who she is or why she was on the plane in the first place. She has no physical injuries so why is her memory a blank hole? Who is the mysterious boy who visits her in hospital claiming he loves her and can she really trust him? The more she discovers about he...more
Joanna

Ok, so this is the first review I've ever written. I don't really write them but I figured since it is a first reads, I might as well give it a try! So here it goes...

This is the first Jessica Brody book I have ever read, and I have to say I really enjoyed it! I was so excited when I got it in the mail and when I read the plot of the story, I knew it was my type of book!

First of all, the plot of the book actually really surprised me. I thought it was just going to be a book about a girl who los...more
Colleen
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Bonnie McDaniel
This book started out so promisingly...and was such a disappointment in the end.

For quite a while now, the trendy thing in young-adult novels is the first person, present tense point of view. I personally think this POV is a bit problematic; I've written stories using it, but it's very easy to go over the top. There's a reason the past-tense POV is pretty much universal: it stays in the background and allows the story and characters to take over, rather than focus the attention on the author's h...more
Kay
It is really hard to review Unremembered without spoiling anything. And it is even more difficult not to compare it to another well known YA novel with a similar twist - which would instantly tell you all that Unremembered is about. So I'll do this in two parts, the first one being without spoilers.

Unremembered was a fun and really quick read. It's entertaining, the author's writing has a nice flow and the mystery keeps you turning the pages. Amnesia has been a very popular device in the past fe...more
Kristen
Review is also on my blog My Friends Are Fiction

The Story:
Unremembered was an entertaining, well crafted book that I thoroughly enjoyed. We follow the story and piece together the puzzle just as our main character Sera/Violet does; this adds for a hint of mystery and questions at each turn. I really liked where Brody took the main story arc, and to be honest, I didn't see it coming in a lot of ways. The beauty of this book to me, was following along with Sera and learning things as she did. I w...more
Mary (BookHounds)
Sera doesn't remember anything at all when she wakes up in the hospital and she is told she is the only survivor of a plane crash. Now called Violet because of her eyes, she must learn basic life skills like brushing her teeth but she can do advanced math with her eyes closed. She can also learn just be glancing at the pages in a book as well as speak languages with no accent. When a strange boy appears to her and implores her to remember him, she thinks she is truly crazy. Violet/ Sera is now i...more
Rashika (is tired)
The opening to this book was beautiful. It was absolutely perfect and stunning, it was what made me go, this is going to be a great book, I just know it.

She wakes up in the middle of nowhere, she knows she is not supposed to have survived, yet she did. She doesn’t remember anything though, not even her name. I think this quote summarizes the idea of not remembering anything, usually it’s a difficult concept to wrap your brain around. What do you mean you cannot remember ANYTHING, how can you for...more
Alise  (Readers in Wonderland)
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UNREMEMBERED is a book in the YA science fiction genre that might be lesser known when compared to similar titles like MILA 2.0 or THE RULES. However, I think this book puts MILA 2.0 in its place.

Sera comes to in the ocean, the only survivor of a plane crash. But when she is taken in for help, no one can seem to find out anything about her. No one knows her name or ho...more
Danny
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Unremembered




Lost Memories and lots of Mysteries
Violet lost her memories! Even more, she seems to have no idea about the world we live in. She's alone. No one claims her as their lost child, so she is taken in by a wonderful heartwarming family who want to help her bring back her memories. But, it's not just the lostmemories there are so many mysteriessurroundingSeraphina that it was nearly impossible for me to put the book down!

Each page brought on a tiny revelation only...more
Novels On The Run
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 13TH APRIL 2013:

RATING : 5 EXCITING STARS!!


I like numbers.

I have a tattoo.

I like grilled cheese sandwhiches.

And supermarkets.

I have long brown hair and purple eyes.

I survived a plane crash.

A plane crash I have no memory of.





I REALLY liked this book. It grabs you with intrigue from the get go.

'Unremembered' , has a sci- fi element to it that is very clever. Now I saw a few reviewers on Goodreads were stating this story has been done before. It depends on what genres...more
Misty Baker
There is this website online, one I’m sure very few of you know about (or at least that’s my hope) called Experienceproject.com. To be blunt, it’s a public avenue for those who have suffered from (or are currently in the throes of) amnesia to share their stories with like-minded individuals.

Now, I’m going to lay all of my cards on the table here and say that, until I read roughly 70 of these stories I thought amnesia was a big ol steaming pile of elephant poop. I mean..really? You can’t remember...more
Kerri
When I went to Yak Fest last month (Keller Young Adult Book Festival), I was ready to get to know some new authors and find some great new books to put in my middle school library. So many of the authors that were there were ones that wrote wonderful books, but many of them had themes and content that are a little too mature for the youngest readers at my school. However, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Jessica Brody that day. She made me laugh and struck me as an author that probably wrote ab...more
Vernieda
So this book is what happens when you take The Adoration of Jenna Fox and toss in a jerk love interest who tells the heroine what to do and does things ~for her own good~ all in the name of being her ~soul mate~. (Excuse me while I go vomit in the corner.)

Seriously, though? Go read The Adoration of Jenna Fox instead. That's a far more nuanced exploration of the themes and ideas explored in this novel.
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Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self "publishing" her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape.

After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager...more
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“The memories that really matter don't live in the mind.” 32 likes
“Forgetting who you are is so much more complicated than simply forgetting your name. It's also forgetting your dreams. Your aspirations. What makes you happy. What you pray you'll never have to live without. It's meeting yourself for the first time, and not being sure of your first impression.” 31 likes
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