Wednesday, February 20, 2013

While You Wait (4): Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Plane crashes!  Lost memory!  These, my friends, are merely some of the topics we'll be covering in this month's While You Wait post.  Personally, I can't look at the cover and synopsis of Unremembered without thinking of Lost.  I know for me the jury is still out on whether or not watching all six seasons of that show was a good decision, so let's talk about some books you should pick up while you wait on Unremembered.

The only thing worse than forgetting her past... is remembering it.

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 mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Release date: March 5, 2013

Sounds pretty good, right?  Here are some titles that I think could hold you over if you haven't been lucky to snag an ARC of this one.

 Another book featuring a major accident.  This one's a little different--Mara remembers who she was before, but not the accident itself.  Hodkin's debut is also part one of a series, if you need a new series to start.

Another book featuring an accident, but this one takes more of a scientific approach.  The accident in question also takes a very different approach from Unremembered: a fall in icy water instead of a plane crash.

Code Name Verity actually features a plane crash, but this one is set during World War II.  While Wein goes into some detail about the planes and the plane crash, the story focuses on what happens to the two girls who were in the plane in the immediate aftermath of the crash.  There is no romance here, but it's perfect if you want to read a tale of friendship.

 If this were a "one of these items is not like the others" game, Angelfire would be that one item. I know, I know you're not seeing the connection.  However, in this book will shows up and explains to Ellie that she's lived many lives before the one she's currently in, and claims to have known her for a long time.  To me that sounds like the "alluring boy" mentioned in the substance of Unremembered.

Hopefully these four can tide you over if you're foaming at the mouth for Unremembered. After all, if you are really foaming at the mouth, you're going to need some books while you wait in doctor's offices.  Is there anything else you'd add to this list?


  1. Have some of them on my wish list.

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  2. I've been wanting to read Code Name Verity. I've heard many good things about it.

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