Unremembered Series by Jessica Brody
Published between 2013-2015
I found this series to be fascinating especially since I can definitely see the world heading in this direction especially if the Apocalypse has not yet happened (or the Revelation if you’re religious). There are a lot of concerns and topics that were addressed in these books that I found incredibly relevant. Particularly topics such as the gas/fuel outage, the rise of technology and human’s dependence on it, how the government and/or large corporations want to control the normal population, etc.
Sera, or Seraphina, the main girl in the series, was never really introduced as someone with no feelings or very robotic. Right from the start, she seemed like a normal human girl who just survived some sort of crash and was simply confused. So when Zen or someone else tried to tell her what she used to be like, it wasn’t something I could easily imagine. I mean, granted, the way how she talked and referred to things did seem a bit robotic but she quickly overcame that so I never really got the impression that she was manufactured. Even though she was easily controlled by her creators aka Dr. A, I still found her very strong to be able to hold on and remember Zen despite the many memory wipes. I would definitely consider her as a strong character. The only time I would consider her as weak would be in the second book when she basically cheated on Zen with Kaelen because she felt this “intense chemistry”. So much for true love, right?