Genera: Sci-fi/Dystopian/Action Adventure thriller
Subjects: genetic engineering, cloning, psychic ability, parallel universes
Age/Grade Level: Teen
Length: 327 pgs.
List Price: $17.99
Summary/ product description: “All Miranda wants is a normal life. She's determined to move past the horrible truth of her origin as a clone so she can enjoy time with her boyfriend, Peter, and the rest of her friends at school. But Miranda quickly learns that there's no such thing as normal - not for a girl who was raised to be a weapon. When one of her teammates turns rogue, it begins a war that puts the world in jeopardy. Now Miranda must follow her instincts - not her heart - in order to save everything she's fought so hard to keep. with the image of a terrible future seared into her mind, what will she have to sacrifice to protect the people she loves?
Dan Krokos's sequel to the tour de force False Memory is a mind-blowing thriller with high-octane action that will leave readers begging for the final book in this bold and powerful trilogy.”
My Review: I really, really, REALLY enjoyed this book!!! As sequels go, this was way more action packed with a ton of twists I never saw coming. I never expected this series to take the turn that it did. I don’t know if the author had it all planned out while writing the first book. False Memory was like the Maximum Ride series, and similar to Altered by Jennifer Rush, the Glitch series by Heather Anastasiu and other sci-fi books I love, and the show Dollhouse.
This second book reminded me of Fringe or Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris. It introduced a parallel universe. I never noticed that two of the Roses are named Peter and Olivia until I saw this similarity to Fringe. I bet you 50 bucks the author watches the show. At least he didn’t name his main girl Olivia or it would have been a dead giveaway. Miranda is kind of like Maximum Ride, and Sequel/Nina/other Miranda Clone is like Maya (Max R’s clone). Peter’s like Fang. Noah’s like Dylan, and Rhys is like a non-blind Iggy. I see the author have some definite influences. Even so, he creates a unique story.
There’s not as much romance in this book. There were fight scenes and adventure, and great world-building with cool technology. The parallel worlds were dystopian. Pretty different from our own, and one was ravaged by the Eyeless. I’m not trying to spoil the book. Just trying to get you excited. There’s never a dull moment in this series. It is non-stop awesome. I only wish it was longer. I really hate having to wait a whole year to get the rest of the story. I hated that cliffhanger at the end.
Cover Art Review: I liked the cover for False Memory better. The red is nice and the butterfly chip. Good typography.