Book Review: False Memory

Book Review: False MemoryFalse Memory by Dan Krokos
Series: False Memory #1
Published by Hyperion on August 14th 2012
Pages: 327

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.

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up False Memory on whim. Not sure if it is because I did not know what I was getting into or something about the opening, but almost immediately, I noticed that I was not connecting with the read. Instead of trying to push through, I decided to put False Memory back on the shelf for (hopefully) another day.

Flash forward a few weeks. Cleaning out my shelves, I again come face to face with False Memory. But instead of pushing it aside, I decide to give it one last chance. I am very glad I did.

False Memory is an action packed read. One that once you really get into the meat of the story does not let go. Truth be told, there are a few items about this read that seem a little too out there, but the overall experience is definitely positive. With an ending that feels closed enough, but still leaves room for a sequel, False Memory could be the start of something great.

Final Verdict:

I hardly ever give a book a second go. Oh, I tell myself, now wasn't the time, or I just was not in the mood for ___. Promising that one day, I will try it again. But sadly, I hardly ever do because there was something about the book that made me put it down in the first place.

False Memory is an exception to this. Looking back now, I am at a loss to what it was that made me put down False Memory in the first place. No read is perfect. And False Memory does have a few flaws, but nothing that really stands out. With plenty of questions either half answered or left untouched, I am definitely looking forward to seeing how the next installment will play out.

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