Wednesday 6 March 2013


ISBN: 9781447221128
Publisher: Macmillan
Pages: 302
Formats Available: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle

BLURB from Goodreads
Sixteen-year-old Sera is the only survivor of an explosion on a plane. She wakes up in hospital to find that she has no memory. The only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she was part of a top-secret science experiment. The only adult she trusts insists that she shouldn’t believe anything that anybody tells her.

In a tense and pacy novel exploding with intrigue and action, Sera must work out who she is and where she came from. Eventually she will learn that the only thing worse than forgetting her past is remembering it.

I received this paperback ARC from Macmillan in exchange for my honest review.
I’ll start with the cover, I really like the UK one the most. The bright orange and the blue back ground make it a striking image on a store book shelf. (I know as I've seen it on the shelf in my local Asda! ).Though I have to admit I really liked the cover of my ARC too! They both have the by-line "The only thing worse than forgetting your past is remembering it." and you all know I love a good by-line especially if its fit the book as well as this one does! The one negative I have about the cover pictured above (incidentally not on my ARC) is the quote from PC Cast of "An Awesome Book" I'm pleased you too enjoyed the book as I did PC Cast but I don't need to read about the fact on the otherwise perfectly beautiful cover of my book!
The story is about a girl. This girl is found in the wreckage of a plane accident but her name doesn’t appear on the passenger list, so no one knows who she is or who her family is. Then this boy appears who says he knows “Jane Doe” as the hospital have named her. Only he appears when no one else is around and then disappears just as suddenly as he appears . .. who is he? Is he even real? The people in the hospital are nice, one even nicknames the girl Violet as her eyes are such an unusual shade of violet. The name sticks and when Violet is released from hospital that is the name that the social services give to her foster family to call her. Everyone thinks Violets memories will come back on their own soon, but Violet isn’t so sure.....things feel some people she seems robotic and she has inhuman strength which scares her foster family.
Wow I read the first 162 pages in one go and if I hadn’t been ill I know I would have just gone on and read the whole book in one sitting. It gets a little confusing at times but that’s good as it allows you to think of plot possibilities and explanations yourself before they are eventually revealed. And when they are revealed? Well I was like What? Oh Wow yeah that’s really good!
The books well written, and keeps you hooked into the story wanting to know more and more. It definitely falls into the category of one of those books you don’t want to put down. I think it has humour, danger, and mystery as well as having some sci-fi and futuristic elements in it too. So lots to appeal to different genre lovers.
So did I enjoy the book? Oh Yes” Would I read a BK#2? Yes please! Would I recommend? Yes as I said it will appeal to lovers of all types of genre in my opinion. Would I read more by Jessica Brody? Yes I intend to. Books it reminded me of or I would compare it to? Loosely compare it to Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Tempest & Vortex by Julie Cross and maybe a little Divergent.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! it sounds amazing :)
    Imagine don't remember who you are... I will check out this book.
    Great review