False Memory #1
August 14 , 2012
Hardcover, 327 pages
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.
Miranda wakes up with no memory despite her age and name. In a mall, she realizes she has a power to create psychic fear using only her mind, and in doing so meets a fellow Rose named Peter who brings her back to her home. On the run from the Beta team and a dangerous rogue named Rhys, the four teens, Miranda, Noah, Olive and Peter have to escape from their creators before they can be used as a weapon to destroy people’s lives.
The Roses are aptly named because the scent they give off when invoking fear is the smell of roses. Random I know, but I hope there’s a better explanation for it. I also wanted to know more about the Creators, and why they are doing this in the first place. Some questions were answered, but I was also left with more questions than intended.
Miranda’s memories come and go and serve as an outlook to who she was and what happened in the past. I was all for Miranda, and her drama between her two love interests. I was pretty much rooting for her to pick either of the boys since they both seemed to care a lot about her. Yet I have no idea why no one was attracted to Olive who was also a kick-ass super soldier. The drama strayed in the background which I enjoyed because the goal of the cast of characters was to find answers to who they were and their purpose.
The book reads very fast, and it’s also full of action. The story line develops fairly quickly which I adored because I have no patience for slow moving plot lines. The ending had me questioning so many things and I can’t wait until False Sight comes out for more of Dan Krokos’ story.
Anything can be used for evil. A gun can be used to murder, but in the right hands it can also protect.”
Your memories don’t make you who you are.”—Noah