Saturday, July 14, 2012

Review: False Memory by Dan Krokos

Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 336 pages
Source: ALA
Release Date: August 14th, 2012
 Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn't at all surprised by Miranda's shocking ability.
Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life isn't easy--especially with Noah, the boyfriend she can't remember loving. Then Miranda uncovers a dark truth that sets her team on the run. Suddenly her past doesn't seem to matter...when there may not be a future.
Dan Krokos' debut is a tour-de-force of non-stop action that will leave readers begging for the next book in this bold and powerful new series.

The cover of False Memory really caught my eye and the synopsis basically forced me to read this epic book (I will be saying the word epic many times during this review…you have been warned).

The beginning of the book starts out with the main character, Miranda, asking a mall cop who she is and why she is there. Chaos then ensues and she is left with no one but a boy named Peter who mysteriously knows her. This was a fantastic event to build upon and a super powered teen who’s lost her identity is an epic idea.

I loved how Dan Krokos made his characters not invincible and added the whole science of genetic mutation to the mix. Reading about Miranda, Peter, Noah, and Olive was fun because when not using their fear waves or fighting evil people; they were real teenagers with real problems. For example, the love triangle was sad and even though Noah did an unforgivable thing, I think that readers will see that he has redeeming qualities about him.

There were a lot of action scenes in False Memory. They weren’t just two paragraphs long, they were pages long and the fighting was epic. These characters did some Matrix moves and it just made me want to read on and on. The gadgets and weapons were pretty awesome too. The characters would have special magnetic suiting where they could place a sword on their back and it would stick there.<--------I want body armor like that!

False Memory was awesome, but some people may not like it because it’s not as deep or “literary” as some other books. If you like the X-men, you will scarf this book down.  Period. 4.5 Stars.

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