UnforgottenWritten by Jessica Brody
(Farrar Straus & Giroux - 2/25/2014)Series: Unremembered
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook (416 pages)(11:00)
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Source: Won in Giveaway
Some memories are better left forgotten...
After a daring escape from the scientists at Diotech who created her, Seraphina believes she is finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await Sera and her boyfriend, Zen, at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend her. A weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won’t stay forgotten for long.
Packed with mystery, suspense, and romance, this riveting second installment of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy delivers more heart-pounding action as loyalties are tested, love becomes a weapon, and no one’s memories are safe.
First of all, I can’t believe how long it took me to get to this book, and then I didn’t even read the hardcover I won from Jessica Brody herself! I went for the audiobook instead, because I knew I’d be able to listen to that much sooner, and I’m glad I did. The narrator, Julia Whelan, is one of my favorites — so, total thumbs up to the audiobook version of Unforgotten!
Coming to this book so long after reading Unremembered wasn’t even a big deal. I was able to ease right back into the story (it did help that it started with Sera and Zen in a totally new… situation). One thing I like about this series is that there is a lot of action, and we don’t always get that from YA sci-fi series. The swift pace was enjoyable, increasing the tension at just the right times, and I had a hard time pausing the story when I had to!
I enjoyed getting to know a new character, as well as seeing new facets of old favorites. There were some bits that I found bothersome, especially toward the end, and that’s why I didn’t rate this one higher. It was fun, but I think I needed a bit more explanation about some things.
Overall, I liked it and went right into the third book from this one!