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9780374379919Reviewed by Amanda Farmer

Unremembered opens with a plane crash with the only survivor being a sixteen year old girl who is uninjured except for having amnesia. Seraphina must discover who she is all over again, discover why she has lost her memories, and find out why people are after her. She also has to figure out why she has some amazing abilities, decide if she can trust Zen (a young man who says he loves her), and try to fit in in a world that she doesn’t understand.

Seraphina must do all of the above without being discovered and with only fragments of her memories that come and go. She only knows that she loves Zen unconditionally and will go to all lengths to stay with him no matter what. Seraphina is forced to live with a foster family until her real family finds her, and constantly has the feeling that she is being followed. Seraphina finds friendship in her foster brother, Cody. Throughout the story Sera is forced to make hard decisions that not only affect her but the lives of her foster family and Zen. She also discovers that there is more to her than meets the eye, when she meets and remembers her life with Alixter and Rio (two scientists who had a part in her creation) and the compound where she grew up and met Zen for the first time.

I found Unremembered to be a great start to a wonderful series. I can’t wait for the next one to be released as this one of course ended with a cliff hanger. This was my first book by Jessica Brody and definitely will not be the last. The reader is able to watch Seraphina develop and grow as she discovers who she is and what she can do. I loved how she was able to love Zen no matter what happened. Sera went through a lot to be with Zen and he was always patient each time she forgot him then remembered him again. The reader will not be disappointed with Unremembered and I highly recommend it.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Amanda loves spending time at home with her husband and their dog, Oreo. She loves reading, playing puzzle games, beading and watching movies. When she’s not reading, she’s working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.