Friday, April 27, 2012

False Memory

By Dan Krokos
Available August 14, 2012
3.5/5 Gnomes

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.

~Amazon Description~

I tried to write my own quick summary, but after twenty minutes of "So there's this girl, and she does this thing with her mind..." I decided to go with a nice description already created.  Science fiction can sometimes be tricky to explain, and I wanted this book to receive the justice it deserves.

So there's this girl, and she does this thing with her mind...Genetically manipulated teens are fighting an evil organization to save the world.  Even though it might sound a little familiar the writing is fast-paced, filled with some great fight scenes, and has intrigue around every corner.  Can you imagine meeting your evil doppelganger clone who wants you to use a power you don't fully understand to destroy whole cities?  Kind of creepy.

Following a theme of several books I've been reading lately, the story centers around a strong, independent female protagonist.  Miranda North can hold her own in any fight, especially when two boys are vying for her attention, and the boys, while protective, let her kick some serious butt.

On the surface, the plot may seem to follow a well-worn template, but the SciFi elements are intriguing and the action well worth the read.

If you like books filled with adventure, wicked weapons, and ninja like fight scenes this is a definite must.  You might also like:

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider series) by Anthony Horowitz
The Recruit (Cherub series) by Robert Muchamore
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride series) by James Patterson

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