Friday, October 30, 2015

Review: Forget Tomorrow

Author Pintip Dunn
Format e-ARC
Print Length 400 pages
Publisher Entangled: Teen
Published Nov. 3, 2015

Imagine a world where your destiny has already been your future self.

It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie's case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself.

My Opinion

Forget Tomorrow is a thrilling read, that leaves you on the edge of your seat.

All her life Callie has waited for her 17th birthday, Memory Day. On this day, her future self sends her a memory of something….A snapshot of an event or your purpose in life. It is up to your future self to determine what you are sent. Most people are sent happy memories, something about their future job or family. Very few are sent horrible memories, memories of something that they did later on in the future. Those people automatically go to jail, the memory serving as the trail and jury. Callie is so excited, she can hardly wait for the peace that is supposed to fall upon her after receiving her memory. She is not met with peace though, Callie sees herself killing her little sister. She tries to run, but the caught. From there her life and her world is literally turned upside down. Callie’s only concern is making sure that memory does not come true. Logan rescues her from Limbo and they escape to find a safe haven called Harmony. A sanctuary that caters to saving those who are trying to avoid their memories, avoid fate. Callie wants to protect her sister, but the real question is who poses the most danger to her- the government, who now has her or Callie.

Callie is a resilient young lady. She knows that the cards are stacked against her yet she is determined to help her sister. This quality is what I love the most about her. She never once whines or complains about her lot in life. Instead she focuses on saving her sister one step at a time. Love motivates her, empowers her. Logan assists her but does not “save” her. Of course, he does rescue her from prison, but still he takes the backseat to her story. Logan for the most part seems to be a strong confident you adult. Yet, his insecurities shines through in regards to two areas- Callie and Mickey. He fears letting Mickey down, and knows he has to support Callie. I can totally get on the CalLoship train relationship- how there was a foundation but that it was cracked. When the reasons for the cracks come to light, the healing between them begins. As well as some rather swoony encounters.

Forget Tomorrow is an intriguing game of cat and mouse, several in fact. The government is after Callie, Callie is after her sister, Logan is after Callie. It’s a race against time without anyone knowing when the timer will run out. The ending…hmm.. what does it mean? Will this be a trilogy? Maybe? Hopefully?

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “May the joy of the future sustain you through the trails of the present.”

Other People

Jessa- Callie’s little sister
Mikey- Logan’s older brother
Angela- Mikey’s girlfriend
Chairwoman Dresden- head of the Future Memory Agency

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