Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Review: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

Forget Tomorrow
Author: Pintip Dunn
Release Date: Nov 3, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
ISBN:   1633752380
ISBN13 9781633752382
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Review Copy Source: Publisher
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.
After reading FORGET TOMORROW I was stuck right in the middle of loving it and hating it.

Callie has been waiting for her vision, but when it finally comes, she finds herself in a lot of trouble. Not only was Callie a conflicting character, but I found myself conflicted in liking her more than a few times. At one point she comes off as super strong and selfless and the next I find her to be kind of annoying and immature. There were many points in FORGET TOMORROW that I could plainly see what was right in front of her, but she was completely clueless to it. It was quite frustrating.

I found the pace to be a bit too slow which made my attention wander at times. The world building wasn't as strong as it could have been. I felt there were some things missing that could have smoothed over some of the more complex parts of what goes on in Callie's futuristic world. The romance. Umm, where was the chemistry? We find out that Logan stopped talking to Callie YEARS ago, but all of a sudden he makes his way back into her life at the precise moment that she is in trouble. I wasn't feeling the connection between them. It was an insta-love type situation and there really wasn't any building of a relationship going on, but Callie was willing to throw a lot of things away to be with him. Until the end that is.

FORGET TOMORROW had quite a few surprises that helped me want to keep reading and although I didn't always love the main character Callie, I was still interested in seeing what would happen to her. The whole time traveling memories thing and the downside to it really makes you think. FORGET TOMORROW ends in a way that you can't help but want to know what happens next. I have looked into REMEMBER YESTERDAY and although I am not crazy about the fact that it will feature an older Jessa's POV, I still want to know what happens after the ending of FORGET TOMORROW.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.