Author: Pintip Dunn
Tittle: Forget Tomorrow
Series: Forget Tomorrow trilogy, book 1
Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Trigger Warning: Mention of rape
Page Count and Format: 400 pages, Ebook
Published: November 3rd 2015 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for this blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by 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 beloved and gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested, treated viciously, and placed in Limbo― a 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 this hellish prison.
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.
HOW CAN IT END JUST LIKE THAT?! This was my first reaction after finishing this book as I shed a few tears. I’m in dire need of book 2 and I want to see what happens next! This book was great read with a refreshing concept and a great set of characters. I really enjoyed reading it!
Forget Tomorrow is set in a futuristic dystopian world where many advanced scientific technologies have made it possible to view a glimpse of the future. Everybody on their seventeenth birthday receives their future memory so that it’ll be able to guide them to their envisioned careers. Callie is excited as well as nervous because she thinks her future memory might not show her as a manual cook which she wants to be. When she finally sees her future memory, it shakes her to the core because she finds herself murdering her little sister whom she loves dearly.
The plot was indeed refreshing and unique. Callie gives herself up and gets arrested after receiving her future memory thinking that if she stays here then she can prevent that incident from occurring. But what she discovers is horrifying and with the help of her childhood crush Logan she escapes the prison. The concept of seeing the future and strictly working according to it to fulfill it creeped me because c’mon it their government was clearly taking away the choices of the people. I liked the plot twist but it didn’t exactly slam me in the face. The world building was really great although only sometimes I found a few things a bit confusing. I found Harmony quite interesting, the underground society where the people with bad memories came to take refuge, I definitely look forward to read some more about it.
Callie was an awsome character, from the moment she found what she was going to do in the future she did everything possible to alter that from coming true. She took a great amount of risks in the process. She was indeed a great sister to Jessa. Logan was definitely swoon worthy. He and Callie used to friends and after five long years they reconnected once again. He made sure never to make any mistakes that he did in the past, he was always there beside Callie, helping her in every way possible. I enjoyed the romance between them, it was really cute! The side characters were interesting as well and added depth into the story.
The writing was simple and beautiful, laced with witty dialogues and humour. I enjoyed reading Callie’s inner monologues, they were quite funny sometimes, specially regarding the situation. The pace was fast though I felt it was a little slow on some portions. Other than that, I really enjoyed the writing as it sucked me into the book and I didn’t want to stop reading.
Overall, Forget Tomorrow was an intriguing read with a great plot, a unique concept and awsome characters. The plot was executed perfectly and sort of ended with a cliffhanger. This book was filled with action, adventure and suspense and I enjoyed every moment of it. The romance between Callie and Logan was really sweet and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more about these two. The writing was smooth and the pace was fast throughout the book. I really cannot wait to read the next book in this series, specially after the way it ended.
When my first-grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered.
I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D. at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.
I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. I’m a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network.
I live with my husband and children in Maryland.
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