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Unremembered - Romantic and gripping. Unremembered by Jessica Brody is a book that I have been wanting to read since I first laid eyes on the cover. After reading the synopsis, I knew that I had to have this one in my possession.Could anything be more romantic than having your soul mate follow where ever you end up to protect you no matter what it takes? What if you didn’t remember him at all, and he did whatever he could in his power to try and get you to remember him? A simple look, a touch…a poem.Violet is found amongst the rubble and debris of a plane crash. Violet is believed to have been in that plane, and against all odds…survived. But Violet can’t remember anything about her life. She can’t remember her past or her plans for the future.Violet ends up finding out that she’s not your typical female. She has a knack with numbers and math, is apparently the most beautiful person that anyone has laid eyes on, is pro with various languages, and is pretty strong for a sixteen year old girl. While lying in her hospital bed, Violet receives a visit from a boy, Zen, who seems to know who she is. And soon after, she runs into him everywhere.Freaked out that she doesn’t know anything about herself, let along about him, she flees from his incessant questions and promises… But unknown forces keep putting them in each other’s paths, and Violet starts to learn the dark secrets that she wishes she never really knew…except for him…always him.Unremembered by Jessica Brody is a fast paced read that pretty much had me on the edge of my seat for the entire ride. I was completely mesmerized with who Violet is and why she had no memories! I was more than a little curious to find out where Zen had fit into all of this, and why he was so adamant to get Violet to remember. And once that piece came to light, I was even more hooked than I already was! Not only was this a read about escaping her past, it was also about trying to have a future…and what it would take to achieve that.Author, Jessica Brody’s writing style is one that I would most definitely describe as addictive. The way in which she described that scenes and events that transpire in Unremembered were ones that easily played out like a movie in my mind. The personalities of the characters found in this book were ones that were unique to the characters themselves. I will admit that I was slightly annoyed with the way in which Violet’s new foster parents would treat Violet versus their own son, Cody. I felt sad for Cody when he would get scolded and in trouble even though Violet admitted to the idea. How they would be tender and gentle with Violet and then flip right out on Cody. I can completely see why Cody would show some hostility towards Violet. Although I did also find it annoying that Cody would constantly give Violet attitude because she’s pretty? Mmmmmk then…The different twists and turns that were incorporated into this book were what kept my up wanting to see where everything finally lead. The way in which she would meld the any memories with events in the present were done seamlessly and were perfectly timed.I couldn’t help but feel so frustrated for Zen when it’s described that it’s not the first time that he has had to have Violet remember him. Over and over again, and yet his love does not waiver. How romantic is that? How intense is their love when all it really takes is a few sentences and a touch to have you remember your soul mate…If you’re looking for a book that will make your heart pound due to the action found in the pages and because of the undying love and devotion a love that not even time can tear apart, Unremembered by Jessica Brody is the book for you.