Publication date: 28th February 2013
Reviewed by Rebecca
The premise of this book was really interesting, although perhaps a little done to death in recent years. Girl forgets everything, goes on a voyage of discovery and starts to remember - sound familiar? However, this book takes that concept and gives it a subtle twist leaving you constantly guessing from the get go.
No one ever expected to find survivors when Freedom Airlines Flight 121 goes down over the Pacific Ocean but remarkably, they do. A lone 16 year old girl who has no idea how she got there in the first place. She can't remember anything and things are thrown even more into disarray when official databases all over the world cannot find her DNA or fingerprints anywhere. Named 'Violet' for the time being, she is sent to live with a foster family, all the while trying to work out who she is and where she came from. All she has is a little locket with an inscription which means nothing to her - or does it?
A mysterious boy is soon added to the equation, begging her to remember - and it soon becomes clear that he knows her very well. Is he part of the reason why she cannot remember? This book kept me on tenterhooks throughout. Although quite short, I spent time going over every page as the characters really drew me in and I truly believed that 'Violet' had no clue what was going on.
This book is the start of a trilogy and boy, am I looking forward to the next one - if only to find out what else 'Violet' has forgotten.
5 out of 5.