Tuesday, September 4, 2012

False Memory by Dan Krokos

Series: False Memory (bk. 1)
Genera: Sci-fi/Action Adventure thriller
Subjects: genetic engineering, cloning, psychic ability, Ohio
Age/Grade Level: Teen
Length: 336 pgs.
HC/PB: Hardcover
List Price: $17.99
Publisher: Hyperion
Summary/ product description: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.”

My Review: I really enjoyed this book. False Memory was exciting, thrilling and mysterious.  Because Miranda can’t remember her past, we get to learn everything with her, and wonder who can be trusted. I love the idea of genetic engineered teens with superpower/psych abilities, but these characters have 1 ability: to create mass panic.  For the most part, the evil scientist stuff reminded of Maximum Ride. And it surprisingly was not dystopian. This is set in the present (so is MR). It also reminded me a bit of the TV show Dollhouse, because the imprinted false memories. And at one point (the Beta Team) it reminded me of a book I just read called Glitch. The tattoo is kind of like the V-chip
I also enjoyed the characters. Miranda was tough, even with amnesia. Peter is so hot. I am totally Team Peter. Noah’s okay. I wish we had more of Olive. I think she’s Asian, and she’s nice and sisterly toward Miranda, even if Miranda doesn’t remember her. I want to find out more about their past, because I was a little confused, but got most of it.  
Cover Art Review: I love this cover. The illustration is awesome. The blue energy stuff looks cool. The title face is a combination of slab serif and sanserif. It’s matte, with metallic accents. In inside cover is light blue and black.

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