Author: Jessica Brody
Series: Unremembered (Book 2)
Publication: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (February 25, 2014)
Description: Some memories are better left forgotten
After a daring escape from the Diotech scientists who created her, Seraphina and Zen believe they are finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await them 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 Sera. 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, Unforgotten is the riveting second installment of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy, and delivers more heart-pounding action as loyalties are tested, love becomes a weapon, and no one’s memories are safe.
My Thoughts: UNFORGOTTEN was a fast-paced, intriguing middle book in a trilogy. Sera and Zen are on the run from the evil Diotech corporation which wants to recapture her. After all, they are the ones who created her and made her beautiful, fast, smart and able to travel through time. They have escaped to England in the year 1609. And, while Zen fits in, Sera is still learning what it means to be a human with freedom and choices. However, their idyllic respite is soon threatened when the wife of the man who took them in and gave them jobs accuses Sera of witchcraft and Zen falls ill.
Sera is rescued from being burned at the stake and taken to the future - 2032, in fact. Her rescuer is also a created being like her and a programmed agent of Diotech. His name is Kaelen. Sera feels an immediate connection to him despite his connection to Diotech. His task is to help her recover some memories buried in her mind by Maxxer, a scientist who defected from Diotech and who holds secrets that Diotech wants. In 2032, Sera also connects with her foster-brother Cody who is now a scientist doing research for Diotech.
Sera is determined to follow the clues to Maxxer in order to get the cure for Zen who is dying because he was given the time travel gene. But it kills humans!
The story was action-packed as Sera searches for a way to save Zen. It also gives Sera a chance to explore what she wants in life as she tries to free herself from Diotech and live a life that lets her make choices. Right now she is stuck between two opposing forces that both want to use her to further their own agendas.
Fans of UNREMEMBERED won't want to miss this story. I can't wait for the final book in the trilogy to find out what happens next for Sera, Kaelen and Zen.
But most of all, I need to find out everything he knows about Zen's illness. And his cure.I got this ARC from Macmillan. You can buy your copy here.
And as soon as I do, I'll be as far away from Kaelen and Diotech as possible.
It occurs to me that I've just discovered our first similarity: it appears I can't be trusted either.