Wednesday, September 5, 2012

False Memory by Dan Krokos Has Definite Fanatic Potential

Seriously Mr. Dan Krokos you have managed to contribute something epically cool to the YA universe that is a breath of fresh air. I’ve read False Memory, and am willing to wait in line for a hopeful midnight showing of the False Memory movie adaption, while wearing my ‘Team Alpha’ t-shirt and wait impatiently for your second book. Just to clarify there is no movie adaption, but after finishing False Memory you will wonder why there hasn't been one yet. The book has a great intro and gives a taste of what to expect from the lead character Miranda. I couldn’t help get a Sidney Bristow and Jason Bourne incarnate vibe from Miranda in the beginning, which is why I kept reading. Miranda is a fantastic character because her story is capable of evolving into any possibility and Krokos makes her outcome absolutely believable. I think what I favored most about False Memory was the teamwork aspect of the story behind Team Alpha. Miranda, Peter, Noah, and Olive have known each other forever and even though they may keep secrets they always have each others best interests at heart even if they might be making the wrong decision.



Miranda North 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 is a powder keg that is ready to ignite. She is always being told who she was before her memory loss and has to figure out on her own who she believes she is now. Even though most teen books out there tell many tales of self-discovery I don’t believe that this is the sole purpose behind Miranda’s character. I do feel that she is someone who is faced by many influences and has to figure out whom to trust. Trust is what I think takes center stage with Miranda and her team. It’s what makes her story so great because she goes on blind faith because of her memory loss and must trust her own instincts.

This leads me to Team Alpha who consists of Peter, Noah, and Olive. Peter is the leader who is probably the most talented of the group but I feel Miranda may have a few more secrets up her sleeve. Peter of course was my favorite only because even as the leader I saw him as an underdog. Noah is the type of guy who acts first then thinks later. He’s a bit more passionate about things and fights the same way. Olive is another character that will go in my broken heart category. Not many get there but she had such a presence because of her mysterious qualities that I couldn’t help but attach myself to her in wonder.

There are some intense amounts of drama with Krokos' characters but it never hinders their ability to act as one when the bad guys are chasing them through the action packed scenes that Krokos lays out, with additional detail to memorable visual fight sequences. My favorite parts of the book are when the characters fight. There is a great amount of detail in what is required of the characters when fighting enemies such as weapon choices, how they use their weapons to defend their lives and the inevitable endings of a these battles. This was an intense read that I will personally have to recommend to a lot of people that I know. A shout on the rooftop sort of recommendation is what I like to call it.

This book can be read by pretty much anyone. It has a romance that does not control the book but has significance, but seriously I have complete faith that a guy will love this book as well with all the action that Dan Krokos manages to pack into False Memory. Any age and any gender will appreciate False Memory by Dan Krokos and will have readers wanting more once finished with this incredible adventure.

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