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.
Man. The cover got me at first glance, but the book. The writing. It’s all there. I have to admit that at first, the beginning really drew me in. Strangest thing though. After I finished the book and went back to the very beginning, I just didn’t like it anymore. I feel like Miranda gets more likable as the book goes on, which is weird because normally, for me, it’s the other way around.
The premise of this book is fresh and engaging, and I really grew to care about the characters. Noah and Miranda especially. I didn’t love all of them, but I certainly liked them all.
Besides, spies. Spy assassins. I love this topic almost as much as I love pirates, and that’s saying something. Considering how many different spy books I’ve looked through, gone over and read–I think it’s pretty impressive here what Dan Krokos has created.
I admit this is not the best book for kids. Definitely a mature YA read. It’s super violent and fast-paced. The flow was a little disturbing in the beginning, because it seemed like Miranda was going slow but the action was happening at the same time. It grew on me though, and I’m interested to see more of it.
Summed up in a few words: fast-paced, action-packed and nicely written. A promising start from this debut author. In the acknowledgements, Krokos said he was proud of this book–and rightfully so. Krokos is an author to watch.
pg count for the hardback: 336
Series: False Memory
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