False Memory- Dan Krokos

Written By: Kellie - Aug• 31•12

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: This is a book of pure scifi awesomeness. False Memory is about four teenagers who have been engineered to emit fear that can affect people around them. Miranda and her friends have frown up in a special training facility, it’s all they’ve ever known. Or at least it was, until Miranda wakes up somewhere with no memory of who she is or where she comes from.

Miranda is a great female scifi character, made that much more fun as she was written by a male author. Dan Krokos Really did a great job here. He also managed to put an interesting twist on a fairly standard love triangle, which I really enjoyed. The farther you get into this book the more unexpected twists you’ll come across. For example, adding memory loss as a side-effect of having a supernatural ability, love it!

I hate how difficult it is to say things about books I really enjoyed, I never want to give too much away. Plot, great. Characters, interesting but with room for growth. Setting, fairly current as far as I can tell. Backstory, standard but engaging. I am super, super impressed with Dan Krokos and wouldn’t mind carrying his imagination around in my pocket, in case of emergencies.

Overall, a great story and I can’t wait for the next book. There was definitely a BIG ending but it left a lot of interesting questions to be tackled in the next book of the series. If you want a great YA scifi read, this is the one.

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  1. I think I got this book at BEA? Is it sad that I can’t remember? I do want to read it, although the cover for some reason makes me think of middle grade books.

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