February and March Recap

I added the second half February onto the recap for March since I started blogging in the middle of February.

Books I read:

I  read 13 books in the past month and a half.

March Recap


(The things sticking out of the books are little  sticky flags that I use to mark pages that I like. Some books aren’t shown since they are e-books.)



The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (review)

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (review)

Unremembered by Jessica Brody (review)

Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling (review)

We were Liars (review)

One Lovely Blog Award (tag/award)


Favorite book of the month:

February: The Infinite Sea

March: It started out as Unremembered but then I read Since You’ve been Gone, and I fell in love again.


Things I did:

Started brainstorming a new WIP (work in progress). I started  brainstorming a new book to work on while I take a break from my other one. I love my first book, but I need to take a step back for awhile so I can come back to it with fresh eyes. Besides, brainstorming is so much fun. I plan to start this new project during Camp NaNoWriMo.

Started this blog. I’ve been wanting to start a book blog for a long time now, and decided I just needed to start it and see where it went.

Tomorrow I will be posting my first Camp NaNoWriMo update for the month of April.

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

I have no clue why I waited so long to read this book, I’m kicking myself for it now. I’ve known about it for so long I just never read it.


In Unremembered we follow this girl who wakes up in the wreckage of a plane crash where she is the only survivor. She has no memory of who she is or what happened, she is a blank slate. To top it off no one can find anything about her, it’s as if she never existed. Every clue she finds as to who she is just leads to more questions. Her only hope is a boy who claims to have known her, he tells her that there are people after her and that they need to run.  Can she trust him? Will they make it to safety?

I’m terrible at summaries, I apologize.
Favorite things:

Clues. Through out the most of the book we are given clues to as what has happened to Sera. She finds things and gains information and honestly I wasn’t sure how it was all going to fit together, but it did and it was amazing.

Science. I love the whole mad scientist thing, when greed and power overcome the desire to help. I just liked the general science feel to it, and the psychologist part of me was fascinated with the memory aspect of it. I won’t go into more detail than that because of spoilers.

Experiences. Since Sera is now a blank slate we get to follow her as she learns about and experience things for the first time. Like when she has grilled cheese for the first time or learns about the internet.

Cody. He had this great kind of dry sarcastic humor and he was the perfect form of comic relief.

The romance. I went into this book with no expectation of romance, I had no clue it would play as big of a role as it did. It was important in the book, yet it was so… soft. Maybe quite would be a better word. It was always there driving the plot along, but it wasn’t in your face screaming at you, which I liked. It didn’t over power everything else like romance tends to do sometimes.

Some favorite quotes:

This book was kind of hard for me to find actual quotes for because 1. I’m still getting good at the finding quotes thing, and 2. I found with this book that instead of finding a sentence or two that I liked, I found whole paragraphs or scenes.

“The answer comes before I can even attempt to respond. It echoes in some back corner of my mind. A faraway flicker of a flame that is no longer lit. A voice that is not my own. Yes. Always yes.”

“The rest is empty space. Although I don’t know  how far back that space goes- how many years it spans. That’s the thing about voids: they can be as short as the blink of an eye, or they can be infinite.”

“I can’t help but marvel at how happy she looks. And I find myself feeling happy too. Maybe that’s what food is supposed to do.”

“You can only trust what you feel. What you know to be true.”

The quills:


There is a little but nothing too bad, I’d say PG-13.  I was impressed by this and appreciated it, it was refreshing. Why do all Ya books think they have to have tons of cursing in them?

Physical romance?

Some kissing.



Will you cry?

I doubt it.

Overall rating?

Five out of five hedgehogs

This book is great and now I’m going to read the other two in the series before the North Texas Teen Book Festival.

The author:

Jessica Brody is amazing. I’ve met her several times. Her website is full of advice for writers and she even has a controversial post about her thoughts on writers block, you can read that here.

Click the links below to her media sites.


Facebook page


Unremembered has a pretty good book trailer that you can watch here.

After that spend tons of time on Jessica Brody’s YouTube channel, she has tons of great videos, and it would take forever to link them all.

Diotech has it’s own Facebook page. I love it when they make companies in books seems so real.

There is talk of a movie, but as far as I can tell there hasn’t been much progress, you can follow it on the movie  Facebook page and if progress is made you will know about it.

Lastly, this is the book’s Facebook page.


Have you read Unremembered? Were you as swept off your feet as I was?

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