Unremembered Jessica Brody

Meet Sera, the 16yr old sole survivor of Airlines flight 121’s crash into the Pacific Ocean.
Yet her name is not on the passenger manifest.
Her fingerprints and DNA do not show up on any database…..anywhere…..in the world.
She has no memory of who she is, where she is from, she can’t remember her favourite food….yet speaks fluid Portuguese and Russian without even knowing she can.

Then there is Zen, a boy she can’t remember even though he says he is her soul mate.
He also says she is part of a top secret science experiment.
That she is on the run.
That she should trust him.

Can Sera work out who she is, where she came from and who to trust before its too late?
Will remembering her past be worse than forgetting it?

Brody’s Unremembered is a seriously slick and fast paced read that will keep readers gripped, the first in a trilogy, that I devoured in one sitting, and will be counting the days until book 2 is released!

A must read for all fans of YA fiction!

A proof copy of Unremembered was kindly provided for review purposes by Macmillan Children’s Books.

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The Phenomenals #1 by F.E Higgins

Higgins’ The Phenomenals is set in the city of Deringolade, a city where it’s superstitious occupants hang their criminals and throw them into the bubbling tar pits. Once they become Lurids these ghostly beings become bound to the stinking pits forever, unless someone finds a way to set them free……..meet The Phenomenals:-
A Thief
The Seeker
The Rich Girl
The Brute

Four unlikely heroes that in Higgins’ new steampunk inspired series must learn to work together to save the town of Deringolade from its macabre fate.

It took quite a while to get into this book. The language is very dense and I felt that I was focusing so much on trying to pronounce, then work out what the ‘made up’ words meant that I often lost my train of thought in relation to the story line. The world that Higgins creates is intriguing and different and the concept of the tale is good. I did wish that the four main characters had met earlier in the story ….but understand that their time together will be continued in the forthcoming books in the series.

The book is aimed at children aged 9+, but considering how much I struggled with the complex language and overly detailed descriptions I would say this series should be aimed at slightly older children, who can cope with the complexities in this intriguing tale.

My copy of The Phenomenals was kindly provided by Macmillan Children’s Books for review purposes.

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