Author: Dan Krokos
Publication Date: Aug. 14, 2012
Series: False Memory, book one
Source: ARC from the darling Erica
About the Book: 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.
Dan Krokos’ debut is a tour-de-force of non-stop action that will leave readers begging for the next book in this bold and powerful new series.
My Thoughts: Oh man. My students are going to be all over this book! As I was reading it I kept thinking of all the things they would love! I've already loaned out my personal copy to a number of students (I have multiple copies on order for our LMC... it just takes a bit to get them!) I can tell that False Memory is going to be one of those books. You know, those books that are never in the LMC because they are always checked out and have a hold line a mile long? I LOVE those books!
One of the things that I think will most appeal to my students (and that appealed to me!) was how in the moment the book is. As you're reading everything is occurring at a rapid pace. Spilt second decisions are made. The characters don't have time to hem and haw or spend days or even hours deciding the best course of action. This gives the story a sense of urgency that made me unable to put the book down. As a reader you're learning so much about the characters and secrets are revealed at such a fast pace! I was hooked!!
Also, I'm totally a sucker for books where the main character has memory loss. I think it's way more interesting to learn things that way. You don't have to delve in to lengthy flashbacks or feel like you're missing something that the character is assuming you know. It's all new to both of you!
False Memory is action packed from the get-go! If you're anything like me you'll be sucked in and dying to know what happens next. I am so thrilled to share this one with my students!