Release Date: February 28th
Published By: Macmillan
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Synopsis: A catastrophic plan crash leaves one survivor: a girl with no memory.
Who is she?
Where does she come from?
Nobody knows and no one comes forward to claim her.
Haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember and plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, she struggles to recall who she is. But every clue leads to more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.
Her only hope is a boy who claims they were once in love.
Alone and on the run, who should she trust? And what if she discovers that she is safer with a past that stays unremembered?
Review: This was a really quick and easy read for me, which was aided by the fact that the plot itself is so action packed, so you just keep on reading “one more page” in order to see what happens next.
I enjoyed going on a journey with Violet. As a reader, you know about as much as Violet knows – which turns out to be nothing really. And with each page you learn a little bit more about her, as she is learning also. I felt like I was experiencing this with her as opposed to being an outsider with the information looking in. I loved the way Jessica Brody approached the plot and the style she wrote this in.
There were aspects of the story I liked very much and others I felt myself questioning. As a whole, the plot was good, but had some holes in it and could have been a lot stronger. I feel people will still really enjoy the book itself like I did though. It just could have been better.
Whilst I enjoyed the plot and the characters themselves, part of me wished for just something a little bit more. The characters I felt whilst were great on the surface lacked the kind of depth that I need to connect to them on an emotional level. So even though I wanted Zen to help Violet remember, I wasn’t invested in them as a couple.
That being said I feel the direction that this story is heading to exciting. The second book has so much potential and could be much better than this one now that the foundation has been laid. I still hold high hopes!
“Forgetting who you are is so much more complicated than simply forgetting your name. It’s also forgetting your dreams. Your aspirations. What makes you happy. What you pray you’ll never have to live without. It’s meeting yourself for the first time, and not being sure of your first impression.”
“The memories that really matter don’t live in the mind.”