{Review/Giveaway} UNFORGOTTEN by Jessica Brody

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Next week marks the launch of UNFORGOTTEN, the second book in Jessica Brody's amazing trilogy that began with UNREMEMBERED!

Today, Jessica Brody has stopped by for an awesome interview and reveals a SECRET from the series that you'll only see here!

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Check out my review of UNREMEMBERED to find out why you should be reading this great series! 

I've previously reviewed three other books by Brody:
These are all pure contemporary, while the Unremembered trilogy is much more sci-fi!

B O O K   T R A I L E R:

O P E N I N G   H O O K:

   THE FIRE IS HOT AND relentless, rising up from a thicket of smoldering ash. Lashing at my feet. Filling my eyes with smoky tears of defeat.
   The flames hungrily stare me down. Like a wolf licking its lips at the sight of an injured animal. Savoring the promise of a feast. Taking its time before moving in for the kill.
   The wood crackles beneath me. One by one, branches are crushed, incinerated to black dust in the path of the merciless blaze. I am its only target. The sole destination. Everything else is a mere stepping-stone along the way. A dispensable victim to demolish and cast aside as it fights its way to me.
   I search my surroundings desperately for help. But there is none to be found. Silence answers my distress. Punctuated only by the mocking fizzle and crack of the flames.
   They can't let me die here. Their prized possession left to burn. To shrivel up. To turn to bitter ash. They won't. I'm sure of it.
   They will be here soon. They will stop it.
   And for the first time in my shallow, abridged memory, I will welcome the sight of them.

UNFORGOTTEN is the second book in a trilogy. If you're new to the series, check out my review of UNREMEMBERED instead! For real. The first book is all about the mystery and intrigue and discovery. You don't want to spoil that for yourself, do you?

Otherwise...you can't blame me for the 
spoilers you're about to encounter!

So many of the answers left unanswered in UNREMEMBERED are revealed in UNFORGOTTEN. Jessica Brody also does a good job recapping the previous book and bringing readers up to speed, so if it's been a while since you read the first book and you've forgotten things, she'll help you remember. Sera also remembers a lot more during this book, including memories that change her perspective on events from UNREMEMBERED.

The book opens with Sera and Zen finally reaching their coveted "perfect time period" in 1609. They can live peacefully in a time before technology existed, an era where they're free to be in love away from the prying eyes of Diotech. ...Or so they think. The past is more dangerous than they could have imagined, especially when Sera's tattoo and stories about magic brand her a witch, calling for her to be burned at the stake. Not only that, but Zen has contracted an illness, and the medicine has yet to be invented. Too little, too late. When Diotech inevitably finds "when" they've been hiding, Sera embarks on a dangerous quest. Can she work with a Diotech operative and give him the information he knows if it will save Zen's life? What is she willing to risk--Zen, or herself?

Just like with UNREMEMBERED, it's really hard to talk about UNFORGOTTEN without shooting spoilers left and right. There is a lot of new information in this action-packed sequel. Naysayers of the first book will be pleasantly surprised at the direction Brody takes the series and hopefully become invested again. There's a brand-new element that's a high-level threat to Sera and could destroy everything she and Zen have worked so hard for. I really liked this addition, and felt it added to the adrenaline-rush I got reading this sequel.

And after that ending? Waiting another year for the finale is going to be killer. I can't wait to see what centuries we're introduced to next. Brody blends the past, present, and future creatively together. I really enjoyed following Sera over the course of multiple centuries and seeing the technology of the future, as well as the hardships of the past. In today's interview with Brody, she talks a little bit about her inspiration behind the technology, and how we really could experience some of these radical changes in the next couple of decades!

If you're looking for a good series that dips your feet into the sci-fi genre without causing your brain to explode from all the scientific explanations, Brody is a great way to get wet. I struggle with some of the more hard-cover sci-fi out there, but find that the Unremembered trilogy strikes a good balance for me and makes me want to continue reading!

C O V E R   D E S I G N:

I'm glad this book continued the theme of a blurry cover. You have to really look to figure out what you're seeing. It's a memory, it's real, it's tangible. But memory is imperfect and distorted. That one perfect moment may not have been all that perfect. If you don't retain it, you'll forget the details. I'm amazed that the design reflects this and the book's theme of memory so well!

The cover is also very romantic, which will bring in new readers who may be wary of trying out sci-fi!
O F F I C I A   I N F O:

Author: Jessica Brody
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux/Macmillan
Received: For Review

 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.

Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self "publishing" her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape.

After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development. In May of 2005, Jessica quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author.

In four short years, Jessica has sold nine novels (two adult novels to St. Martin's Press and seven young adult novels to Farrar, Straus, Giroux.)

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UNREMEMBERED in paperback
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  1. I love sci-fi so I think I would really enjoy this series! I really want to know what is going on with her!

  2. I want--no need to know what is happening with her! I also find the writing style very interesting, along with the suspense. It seems that it will be an un-putdownable-adventure series!!

  3. I loved Unremembered and I can't wait to read Unforgotten! Normally I don't read reviews before I read a book but I read most of yours and now I am even more excited - I can't wait to find out what the new element is that's a "high level threat" to them!!

  4. Oh no!!! The wait is going to kill me. I am so thrilled to hear positive things about this book. So often book 2 takes a dip in the action. Can't wait to read it :)


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