False Memory by Dan Krokos

How did I get the book?  I bought it.

Genre: Science Fiction

First Impression: Sounds amazing.

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.

200words (or less) review: I bought this because a few people had recommended it and thankfully they were right. False Memory is so full of twists that you have to pay attention. It’s also one of the few books I’ve read this year where I didn’t mind that it ended as a springboard to the next book – because I really really want to read the next book.

The story is fast paced and action packed but it’s not repetitive and have I mentioned all the twists? It’s the twists that make False Memory, because a book where you see what’s coming (not matter how well written) will never be as exciting as one that makes you go. “What?”

I really liked Miranda as a character, she’s feisty and intelligent. Peter is instantly likable which makes Miranda’s choice of trusting him believable. I’m a bit divided on the rest of her ‘family’. I was really glad that Miranda didn’t just go with “ok then” in regards to Noah’s actions, which would have been an easy out.

False Memory is well written, intelligent and something different. Fair warning though, you might not be able to put it down until the final page.

Recommend it?

Absolutely

3 thoughts on “False Memory by Dan Krokos

  1. Oooh I love books that keep me turning the pages. I love twists that come at me unpredictably too. Glad you enjoyed this one. I will have to pick it up soon. It’s been on my Amazon wishlist since it came out. Great review, Luna!

  2. Yay! I really enjoyed False Memory, too. You’re right, it is full of twists. And you’re also right about not being able to put it down. I read the whole thing in one shot!

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