I am super excited to be participating in Unremembered Monday, a fun project surrounding Jessica Brody’s upcoming novel, Unremembered. For Unremembered Monday, we are invited to answer one or both of the following questions. I have chosen to answer both!
This topic is actually really interesting for me. My husband and I have spent plenty of time discussing, or wishing, that we could unremember certain things, just so we could experience them all over again. Our favorite books, video games, anime series, etc. I love that Jessica Brody wrote a whole book about this! I’m really looking forward to reading it, by the way.
Which memory or memories would you most like to be Unremembered?
In discussing with my husband about this topic, we decided that most of our memories are worth keeping. So much of what makes me who I am is because of what has happened to me in the past. Funnily enough, though, my memory is rather… random? There are large chunks I don’t recall, and small things I can’t remember from yesterday or last week (one of the “perks” of having narcolepsy, I guess). There are a few things I regret, but unremembering them wouldn’t exactly erase them from history — they would still have happened, only I wouldn’t know about it. So that’s kind of, not what I’m after…
So, I think I’m going to perhaps take the easy way out here and list a few things that I would like to unremember so I could have the joy and pleasure of experiencing them for the first time all over again.
- Final Fantasy IX (my favorite video game ever)
- Death Note (amazing anime series)
- Recettear (another one of my favorite video games)
- Okay, basically most of my favorite video games, because I want more games like them but it’s hard to find new games like those these days.
What book would you like to Unremember so you can read it again for the first time?
Man, this is actually kind of a hard question. Most books that I love, I don’t mind reading a second time anyway. One of the cool things about re-reading a book is that you often notice — and get to enjoy — little things that you may not have been aware of the first time around. Hints of things to come, character quirks that weren’t obvious at first, etc. Often, re-reading a book is just as enjoyable (or maybe even more enjoyable).
So, then, what is one book that I would like to experience for the first time all over again? It would have to be something shocking and OMG-inducing, that won’t have the same effect the second time around. I’ll have to go with… actually, maybe Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. That is, if I could also unremember anything I’d ever heard about the book as well. I’d like to be able to approach it completely fresh, instead of laden with all kinds of expectations. I really wonder how different my experience with that book would have been.
When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.
Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.
Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.
Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?
From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.
For more information and to see the book trailer, please go here!