Violet wakes up in the middle of the ocean after a horrible plane crash where she is the only survivor. She has no memory of her past, or much of what she sees around her. Things get really complicated when she discovers that she has abilities that seem almost impossible to some and yet she can’t understand simple things like emotions. Desperate to remember, she must decide who to trust; her new foster parents or this mysterious boy who says he knows her.
This is the first book in a trilogy. I’d seen mixed reviews on it, but it was recommended by several students so I decided to give it a try. I can certainly see why the girls like it because they were all in love with Zen. ;). Overally, I really enjoyed this story. There were some well-developed characters, but some of the plot lagged a little bit at times. That said, when it jumped back in, it immediately had my attention, so it wasn’t anything that would make me put it down.
Quote on not remembering the past:
“That doesn’t make any difference. Everybody knows the memories that really matter don’t live in the mind.”
Recommended Grade: 7th-12th
Genre: Science Fiction
Overall Opinion: Average