Friday, July 19, 2013

Book Review: False Memory by Dan Krokos

Title: False Memory
Author: Dan Krokos
Pages: 336
Publisher: Hyperion
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5

In this first installment of the False Memory series, Dan Krokos writes a tale of science, love and friendship.

When Miranda North woke up on a park bench, she couldn’t remember anything besides her name and age. But when she released energy with her mind that created terror in everybody around her, only one person out of the whole room didn’t react: Peter. Miranda knows she is anything but normal, and with no one else to confide in, she must trust Peter, a complete stranger.

Little does Miranda know that she was raised with Peter and other teenagers who have the same powers as she. But when Miranda and her friends realize that there is another group of people who share their powers, and look exactly like them, everything they know is put to the test.

My favorite character would be Miranda, seeing as she is the character who is explained the most in this book. Some main things I like about this character is that she is brave, stubborn and funny. But besides those details of her character, the only other thing the reader knows about her is that she is trying to recover her memory. Because of this lack of detail, it is hard to connect with the heroine, disrupting the beginning of the story.   

I enjoyed the plot line of this story tremendously. The action, the adventure, it was all fun to read. But my favorite part would be the flash backs mixed in with Miranda’s mission. This helps reveal more of Miranda’s character – as well as her friends’ - as the story progressed.

But, there were some parts I didn’t like. One example of this would be the love triangle. Love triangles can be entertaining but are used so often that they become boring. In some books, love triangles are interesting, but in my perspective this one didn’t really add anything to the story. The action scenes were also something I didn’t really enjoy. Yes, they were clever, interesting and at times engaging, but they were so common that after a while I just skimmed over them.

Overall, I have to say this was a good book. Good enough that I could read it again. Read False Memory by Dan Krokos and join Miranda on a journey to regain her memories. If you like science fiction, this is definitely a book that you will enjoy. Dan Krokos has also written ‘False Sight’, the sequel to this book.
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