Sunday, January 26, 2014

Review: Unforgotten by Jessica Brody

I have had the ARC of this book for months. And I have been wanting to read it for longer than that. But because I'm kind of a coward, I peeked at the ending when I just got the book. And it scared me a little. So I put off reading the book. But today I finally made myself read it. I'm happy I did. But angry as well.

This book did unfair things to my heart. And I'm not sure yet if I approved of it or not. More about that later. Because I really enjoyed the beginning of Unforgotten. I loved getting to read more about Sera and Zen. They are adorable together.  But oh, if only that had lasted.. so much happens in this book. Sniffs.

I loved reading about the place they went to. We get to know a bit about it, and it was very interesting but also quite awful. There is this burning scene. And it was very disturbing. I loved it. But it was sad as well. Sigh. There were some new people in this time period. I enjoyed reading about them, but didn't really care about them too much. Though Jane was kind of sweet.

Oh, I just don't know how to talk about this book. I don't want to give away spoilers. Yet all I want to talk about is that awful thing near the ending. But I won't. Okay, fine, I will. Later. A little bit. And it will be kind of spoilery. But not yet. Anyway. The writing. I mostly enjoyed the writing in this book. Though there were a few things that annoyed me. But they weren't many or often, so that was good. I like Jessica's writing and her way of telling a story. Though I may not forgive her for that ending. We'll see.

I don't think I should say much about this book. As I don't want to spoil anything. But I did think it was pretty amazing. I enjoyed the plot and the action. I always wanted to know what would happen next. And that was good. I really loved reading about Sera and Zen. They are adorable. And I loved how much in love they were. I also really loved that we got to see more of the time travelling thing. Though it did confuse me a tiny bit. But I very much enjoyed reading about it. Overall, I enjoyed this book.

But then there is that thing that I did not enjoy. And I need to talk about it. I really need to. So you should be aware that there is some spoilers below. Nothing too horrible. Just don't read if you don't want to know. I would have wanted to know, though. But I am happy that I didn't peek more before reading the book, as I might not have been able to make myself read all of it.. and I did mostly really enjoy Unforgotten. So anyway. There will be a few spoilers below as I cannot not talk about what happened.

You should all know that I hate love triangles. More than anything. I just do not understand them and I do not like them and I never ever want that to change. Which is kind of why I was happy that Unremembered didn't have a love triangle. And this book started with showing how strong Sera and  Zen's love was. So I did not understand the need to add that male character. Though it did make sense. With the plot and all. But I hated it. I hated it so much and I'm not sure that I can forgive it.

I'm not sure I can forgive what Sera did. It wasn't too bad, I guess. But to me it was so much worse. I just did not enjoy reading those parts. At all. And I'm so sorry about that. But I can't change who I am. And I do not like love triangles. Especially not in this book. With Zen being such an amazing and sweet person and he did just not deserve that. Now it's making me cry a little. I'm sorry. But this is how I feel.

It's just.. it better be fixed EARLY in the third book. Please. I can't stand this pain. It's not for me. Only option, for me, is to kill the new guy. Pretty please? <3 But anyway. Enough about that. About that ending.. it is beyond evil. More evil than a lot of other books. And I'm not sure how I will be able to wait for the third and final one. I need to know what happens. And gah. I just need to know everything. And I need everything to be okay and I'm starting to fear that it won't be. Which is pretty interesting.

I have decided to rate Unforgotten with a four star. That triangle thing hurt me. Pretty deep. But I'm willing to overlook it. So, four stars from me. Because I did enjoy the book. I found Unforgotten to be an amazing and interesting sequel. I loved reading it so much. And I do think you guys will love it too, if you loved the first one :) So you really should read Unforgotten when it comes out in about a month.

Huge thank you to Ksenia/Macmillan for the ARC copy of this book. <3 So happy that I was able to read it early; though I waited many months before I started, hih. I'm glad that I read it. Despite the pain.


  1. I like your blog! :) It has a very informative content!

  2. Great review, Carina! I haven't read Unremembered, but I guess I'll have to add both to the TBR list, even if there's a love triangle! I so agree with you, love triangles are really not something I like at all!

  3. The action and Zen being so sweet and amazing make this one sound like something I would enjoy.


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