Author: Jessica Brody
Pages: 432 pgs
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Release Date: February 24th 2015
In this mesmerizing conclusion to the Unremembered trilogy, Sera will fight those who have broken her.
After returning to the Diotech compound and receiving a successful memory transplant, Seraphina is now living a happy life with another synthetically engineered human like herself, with whom she is deeply in love. She has no recollection of Zen. But the nagging feeling that something is missing from her life continues to plague her. Diotech’s newest product is about to be revealed—a line of genetic modifications that will allow people to live longer, fight disease, and change any unfavorable physical attribute they desire.
As more secrets are revealed, more enemies are uncovered, and the reality of a Diotech-controlled world grows closer every day, Sera and Zen must find a way to destroy the company that created her, or they’ll be separated forever.
I’ve had the privilege of seeing Jessica Brody on tour for each book in this series, which only made me even more excited to read each book. I got to hear about her journey as she wrote, her idea for the story, and even her writing process for each book.
Each book for this series has been different than the last, which I’ve really enjoyed. And for Unchanged, Seraphina’s journey takes her back to her time, the future. We got to see her life at the Diotech compound, her struggles, and what was expected of her.
And I love that Seraphina struggles with what she’s been told and what’s in her heart. She battles with herself, wanting to be what Diotech wants of her, and with the truth her learns from others. The doctor that’s chased her throughout time, Dr. Alixter, and even her “Print Mate”, Kaelen, both have expectations for her. But always in the background is Zen, the boy she’s loved through it all.
I can see how there can be, or have been, those who don’t like this ending, but after hearing Jessica’s take on it, and reading it myself, I absolutely loved it. It felt like the perfect ending for this series, and a fresh beginning for the characters we’ve come to know and love.
I don’t even know if I have the right words to explain, only that I really loved it and wish there was more!