Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Release Day Spotlight and Review: First Sight (False Memory #2) by Dan Krokos
by Dan Krokos
Published: August 13, 2013
All Miranda wants is a normal life. She's determined to move past the horrible truth of her origin as a clone so she can enjoy time with her boyfriend, Peter, and the rest of her friends at school. But Miranda quickly learns that there's no such thing as normal - not for a girl who was raised to be a weapon. When one of her teammates turns rogue, it begins a war that puts the world in jeopardy. Now Miranda must follow her instincts - not her heart - in order to save everything she's fought so hard to keep. with the image of a terrible future seared into her mind, what will she have to sacrifice to protect the people she loves?
Dan Krokos's sequel to the tour de force False Memory is a mind-blowing thriller with high-octane action that will leave readers begging for the final book in this bold and powerful trilogy.
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My Thoughts: All Miranda longs for is normal, which is something she will never have. In False Memory, the first book in the series, Miranda is a 17-year-old girl who awakens on a park bench with no idea how she got there, and goes on to discover that she is part of an, "elite-force of genetically altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city, " (Quote from book #1 synopsis). She has discovered what she is, but more than anything she would just love to forget that and just spend time with her friends and her boyfriend. However, because of who she is, or what she is...and what she knows, it is clear that is going to happen.
False Sight is a a treat for young science fiction lovers, and is filled with action-packed adventure, genetically engineered war machines, teenagers who have been engineered to be perfect warriors, time travel to other dimensions, and it is all centered around Miranda and her gang who are on a mission to discover the truth about themselves and their mission. They wind up finding out something that causes them to reevaluate everything they thought they knew, as they resolve to do what they know is right, despite the risk and the sacrifices they will have to make along the way. In this sequel, the author takes the story into a direction that incorporates more of the science fiction/fantasy elements, while making some unexpected twists and turns in the plot that keep you on your toes. This is a very high-action, suspenseful, and sometimes mind boggling adventure that would really appeal to middle grade and high school students. It will be interesting to see where Krokos takes this story in the next installment.