False Memory #1
Author: Dan Krokos
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian
Released: August 14th 2012
Review Source: Hyperion
Summary: (from goodreads) 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.
Never in my life have I had a book that made me think as much as this one did. I consider myself a pretty clever guy, so I was quite surprised by some of the twists and turns of this book. With plenty of fast paced action newcomer Dan Krokos, does a wonderful job with his debut novel. In False Memory we find a girl named Miranda who was engineered to be a psychological weapon. Waking up on a park bench in Cleveland with no recollection of her past, Miranda goes to a mall where she awakens her ability. Causing mass hysteria inside the mall, Miranda is met by a stranger who claims to be from her past. Not knowing who she is or what she is Miranda takes a leap of faith and begins to put the pieces back together of her life.
One of the main reasons this is a successful novel is the writing style of the author. The style is very up beat and high paced but also at the same time mysterious and intriguing. Now this book is sci-fi. While this may be a turn off for some, it really shouldn’t be. This book uses that tag to its advantage giving the reader a greater story. For me this was one of the top books I have read all summer and really deserves some recognition.