False Memory / False Sight

By Dan Krokos
Published on August 14th 2012
Published by Hyperion
Source: Publisher
Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability.

Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life isn’t easy—especially with Noah, the boyfriend she can’t remember loving.

Then Miranda uncovers a dark truth that sets her team on the run. Suddenly her past doesn’t seem to matter... when there may not be a future.

Dan Krokos’ debut is a tour-de-force of non-stop action that will leave readers begging for the next book in this bold and powerful new series.

By Dan Krokos
Published on August 13th 2013
Published by Hyperion
Source: Publisher
All Miranda wants is a normal life. She's determined to move past the horrible truth of her origin as a clone so she can enjoy time with her boyfriend, Peter, and the rest of her friends at school. But Miranda quickly learns that there's no such thing as normal - not for a girl who was raised to be a weapon. When one of her teammates turns rogue, it begins a war that puts the world in jeopardy. Now Miranda must follow her instincts - not her heart - in order to save everything she's fought so hard to keep. with the image of a terrible future seared into her mind, what will she have to sacrifice to protect the people she loves?

Dan Krokos's sequel to the tour de force False Memory is a mind-blowing thriller with high-octane action that will leave readers begging for the final book in this bold and powerful trilogy.

I had originally planned on reviewing these two books seperately, but I wasn't patient and didn't write my review for False Memory before I read False Sight.  I think that if I wrote reviews for both they would be pretty much identical.  Instead I am going to write one review for both and try to have them as spoiler free as possible.

False Memory begins with Miranda.  She is wandering around a mall in Cleveland with absolutely no memories of who she is and where she comes from.  After a terrifying incident, Miranda is saved by Peter, who tells her she is more than human.  Miranda has the ability to instill fear and even widespread panic through the use of her mind.  She is being trained as essentially a super soldier (but for what Miranda has no idea).

False Memory and False Sight are intense.  The plot careens on at a break-neck speed and there is constant fighting and drama.  I can't remember the last book that I read so quickly (and then had to read again because I missed so much).  I will be honest, I get a little hesitant to read any sort of romance from a female point of view written by a male author.  The experiences that I have had- the author has given the female character unrealistic characteristics.  I have to say, Dan Krokos writes a beautiful, and painful, romance in the first two books of this series.... and boy is it convoluted and confusing!  (More on that in a second).  I found the romantic scenes to be absolutely believable and enjoyed them.  Although the romance was dramatic- it didn't feel overdone or like it was trying too hard.

Wow these books gave me a headache (and some heart ache).  SO much happens in both books- I can't even begin to give all the detail.  Like I said before, the books move at a crazy pace.  So many details are offered up in the second book, it was hard for me to keep up with everything.  And the author is cruel.  He took my heart with False Sight and stomped on it.  So many bad things happen to these characters and they happen totally out of nowhere.  I don't want to go into specifics because my headache and my heartache go hand in hand (which you will understand when you read the series).

I mentioned a few weeks ago, when we did the Science Fiction Best Book Ever, that I didn't have a favorite Sci-Fi.  I now do.  This series is absolutely amazing.  I can't wait for the last book to come out.  I NEED to know what is going to happen- False Sight had an absolutely crazy ending and it is going to be a very long wait until next August.

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