14 October 2013

Seek the Unknown!

In honor of the theme of this year's Teen Read Week, I'm going to post reviews of books that "explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books", starting with:

Unremembered (The Unremembered Trilogy #1) by Jessica Brody  (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux hardcover, 5 March 2013).

 Who is she?  The teenaged girl was found at the site of a plane crash, surprising of itself because no one else survived.  She doesn't remember anything, not where she came from or why she was on that flight, not even her name. 

She wakes up in a hospital bed unable to answer any questions.  The doctors inform her that she is sixteen, and one of the nurses dubs her "Violet" because of the unusual color of her eyes.  The police and social services are searching for her family, and weeding out the cranks by not publicizing that she was wearing an unusual locket when she was found.

She ends up being assigned to a foster family who live about three hours away from Los Angeles, where the hospital is.  The reason for this is to get her somewhere quite, away from the media circus that her circumstances have caused.

But she keeps seeing the same boy everywhere; how does he know where to find her?

This is a thrilling, gripping story that you'll want to read in one sitting.  The second installment of the trilogy, Unforgotten, will be released in February 2014.

FTC Full Disclosure:  I borrowed this book from my local library.

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