Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Jessica's Favorite Quote + Unforgotten Secret #8 / Giveaway


Happy Hump Day! You guys, I'm super excited to be a part of the Unforgotten Blog Tour. Thanks to the fabulous people at MacTeenBooks, I'll be revealing secrets, favorite quotes, and even have a special giveaway for y'all. First off, a little bit about Unforgotten.



Title: Unforgotten (Unremembered #2)
Author: Jessica Brody
Published: February 25th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Goodreads/Amazon/B&N/Indiebound

Some memories are better left forgotten...

After a daring escape from the scientists at Diotech who created her, Seraphina believes she is finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await Sera and her boyfriend, Zen, at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend her. A weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won’t stay forgotten for long.

Packed with mystery, suspense, and romance, this riveting second installment of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy delivers more heart-pounding action as loyalties are tested, love becomes a weapon, and no one’s memories are safe.

Do you want me to tell you a secret? Throughout the tour, bloggers have and will reveal UNFORGOTTEN secrets that will keep you on your toes. Are you ready for secret number 8? In 3...2...1...


Now, I hand my blog over to Jessica to discuss her favorite quote in UNFORGOTTEN.

Favorite Quote from Unforgotten

For me, writing UNFORGOTTEN was a challenging experience. In many ways, this book is so
much more than the first book. And not just because it has more pages. Haha. Because it does.
I’ve noticed that second installments of trilogies tend to be the darkest of the series, and although
I didn’t intentionally set out to fulfill this, it did end up happening for my series as well. It just
ended up being a natural part of Seraphina’s journey. Now that she knows who she is (book 1),
she has to deal with who she is (book 2) and that led her to some darker places.

But the quote I picked to share with you today is not my favorite because it’s dark. It’s my
favorite because it represents the one constant light in Sera’s life, admits all the turmoil and
craziness around her. You can probably guess what that one constant light is.

It’s Zen. :)

And I think this particular passage resonated with me when I wrote it because like Sera, as the
writer I could always count on Zen to be that constant. To lift Sera out of what she was dealing
with and remind her (and me) of what’s important. I also like this passage because it’s the only
place in the entire book where the title appears in the text.

Unfortunately, I can’t give you much context for the passage without spoiling like all the things.
But I will say it’s a very pivotal moment toward the end of Part 2. And I’ll also tell you it’s from
a chapter called, “Unshaken.” I hope you enjoy!

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Then I place my lips to his, feeling the fire of his fever burning me. Feeling the lingering threads
of his life reach out to me. Entangle me. Weave together with mine. Creating something that can
never be duplicated.

I invite it in, finding solace in the heat. The energy. Letting it spread through me. I commit it to
memory. Not knowing how long his lips will stay warm. Not knowing how far away I will be if
they cool forever.

Miles?

Months?

Years?

Decades?

Regardless of what happens next, this is what I want to take with me. This is what I want to
remember. And even if they win, even if I never return, even if they bring me back and destroy my
identity and wipe my mind completely clean, this is what I will always have.
This is what will remain unforgotten.


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I hope you enjoy UNFORGOTTEN!

*Oh and please check out the UNFORGETTABLE FAN challenge that’s currently running
on my website! Every fan who completes the challenge gets a prize pack which includes an
Unremembered Eternal Knot necklace!


http://www.jessicabrody.com/2014/02/the-unforgettable-fan-challenge-with-guaranteed-prizes-
for-all-fans/


Want Unremembered Series Goodies? Participate in Jessica Brody’s Unforgettable Fan Challenge! Plus an Unforgotten Preorder Offer! Read Undiscovered, an Unremembered series e-short for only $1.99, and it’s from Zen’s point of view!



Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape.

After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development. In May of 2005, Jessica quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author.

In four short years , Jessica has sold nine novels (two adult novels to St. Martin’s Press and seven young adult novels to Farrar, Straus, Giroux.) The Fidelity Files, her debut, (which was recently optioned for film) released in stores (in real binding) in June of 2008 and the follow-up, Love Under Cover (aka The Good Girl’s Guide to Bad Men in the UK) in November 2009. The Karma Club, Jessica’s debut young adult novel released in April of 2010 and her second YA release, My Life Undecided hit bookstores in June 2011.

52 Reasons to Hate My Father released in July 2012 and Unremembered, the first book in a new teen sci-fi/suspense trilogy, is now out in stores, while its anticipated sequel, Unforgotten, will be released on February 25, 2014.

Jessica now works full time as a writer and producer. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Colorado.

*Website
*Follow Jessica on Twitter
*Facebook
*See Jessica on tour
*Goodreads
*Download the first five chapters of UNREMEMBERED for FREE
*Download the first five chapters of UNFORGOTTEN for FREE

Be sure to check out the Unremembered book trailer below. It'll come in handy during the giveaway I'm about to announce.





Giveaway time! Thanks to the fabulous folks at MacTeenBooks, I'm giving away one paperback copy of UNREMEMBERED and one hardback of UNFORGOTTEN. This giveaway is only open to US/CA participants and ends March 12th. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Want more secrets and chances to win? Be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour. Seriously, 10 chances to win. The odds really do seem in your favor.

Monday February 17
A Book and a Latte

Tuesday February 18
Alice Marvels

Wednesday February 19
A Backwards Story

Thursday February 20
Book Jems

Friday February 21
BookYAReview

Monday February 24
The Book Addict’s Guide

Tuesday February 25
Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday February 26
Addicted 2 Novels (That's me, duh!)

Thursday February 27
Jenuine Cupcakes

Friday February 28
MacTeenBooks


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22 comments:

  1. I haven't read Unremembered yet but the whole premise of the novel is what draws me in! Plus...I love the covers!!

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  2. I haven't read Unremembered yet, so now that Unforgotten is out it seems about time. These books just sound so intriguing. I feel like I would totally love them.

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  3. Because it sounds amazing!!:D
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  4. I've read Unremembered so I NEED to continue the story. I have been dangling on the edge for some time now....

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  5. I am super excited to read Unforgotten because I already read Unremembered and loved it. And I would love to win this because I would love to reread Unremembered first and actually hold it in my hands - I read it on Kindle last year. As for what I am NOT looking forward to, that would be the one year or more wait for book 3!

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  6. It sounds like a great adventure story. I'd like to see how the two of them survive all the crazy stuff that Diotech has dreamed up to catch or kill them. Thanks

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  7. They sound mysterious and I love the covers! I love the quote you chose :D

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  8. I just finished Undiscovered the other day. My excitement is very high to read Unforgotten! I need to know what happens.

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  9. Oh my god, I'm SO excited. I remember talking to my mom about Unremembered when I finished it and just completely dying. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

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  11. I'm excited to see Sera and Zen again! I miss them both!

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  12. I am excited because this series sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I really love the premise and I've heard good things about it! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  14. So excited to read Unforgotten! Specially with the way book one ended! I need more kissing & Zen & there better be some Cody!

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  15. That is an intriguing teaser. The series sounds very exciting!

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  16. I'm excited because these books are so exciting to read :P
    (also I love me some Zen)

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  17. I'm excited to read them, to be honest!

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  18. I love the premise :) Basically once you add secrets I am in and this series seems to be built on them <2 Thank you for the chance to win!

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  19. This sounds like an interesting read and I'm excited to give it a go!

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  20. I read Unremembered and really liked it. I'm hoping for a reappearance in Unforgotten of Cody for his great sense of humor.

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