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Young Adult Fiction 4414
One of the Best Books of the Year
(Updated: July 22, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
False Memory, how do I even begin to explain this one? It was fast paced, action packed, and was host to an awesome cast of characters. To get to the point, False Memory was one of the best books I have ever read.

Science fiction is a very downplayed genre in YA I feel like, but it is one of my favorite genres. So when I learned False Memory was sci-fi-, I was already excited. Only to get MORE excited over the wicked sounding premise. False Memory was one of the coolest, twistiest, mindblowing science fiction ever.

I read False Memory by Dan Krokos in a period of about two and a half hours. I was simply glued to my chair. And mind you, this was in a pre-finals period of insane amount of homework. The story Dan Krokos tells was so intriguing. I just loved the world building and discovering what everyone’s plans were. I could never quite peg how the story would go, with all the twists and turns Dan Krokos throws at readings.

It was probably really comical watching me read the last 40 pages or so. They were so intense! I was literally on the edge of my chair the entire time, trying not to yell really loud every time I was worried something bad was going to happen since I was reading at work. It builds up to a really satisfying ending which ties up the story from book 1, and opened up a ton of questions for book 2.

I want to be Miranda North. She was such a badass heroine, and I loved her. I also super loved both the main guys in False Memory – Peter and Noah.They were so different from one another, but I still loved them both. Noah was quite snarky and hot. And Peter was also uber hot and sincere and sweet. All the other characters brought such a mix to False Memory as well, and I always loved seeing when another character would pop up.

False Memory is a simply brilliant debut from Dan Krokos, and I have already begun counting down until book 2 releases. If you don’t read this book, you are an idiot. Everyone needs to read this one, as it was an all around awesome kind of read. This is definitely one of the best books of the year.
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