Monday, February 8, 2016

{REVIEW} Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

Title: Forget Tomorrow
Author: Pintip Dunn
Series: Forget Tomorrow #1
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Publication: November 3rd, 2015
Rating: ★★★☆☆ +0.5

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 gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested 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 the 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 about I start off with: I REALLY ENJOYED THIS! It's Pintip Dunn's debut novel and made me excited to read future books by her as well. Apparently this series is a trilogy and I ALREADY CAN'T WAIT!

In Forget Tomorrow we follow the main character, Calla Ann Stone, on her mission to change her future. At the age of 17, everyone gets a so-called "memory" from their future self. It shows them how their life will be like and can be about anything and everything - your career, who you'll marry or maybe even something insignificant. In Callie's case, she received a memory where she kills her little sister Jessa. The government imprisons her - since she's now branded a criminal and will commit a crime in the future - but with the help of her former best friend, Logan Russell, which also happens to be the boy Callie has always had a crush on, she's able to escape and desperately tries to NOT make her future happen. However, that proves to be difficult because ... how do you fight Fate?

"Who am I?" I whisper.
"Calla Ann Stone. A girl who seeks out the sun like a flower soaking up its rays. A girl who loves her family with everything in her heart. A girl who is so brave she'll do anything to save her sister."

Callie is a really likeable character. She's smart, brave and fights for the people she loves, even if it means to endanger herself. The things she had to go through and endure were very unpleasant and horrible but she never gave up. Of course it had a lot to do with the support she got from Logan. He helped her through this hard time and always stood by her side, which made me like him even more! Logan is extremely cute and I JUST ADORED HIM! All the things he did for Callie ... everything he said. UGH GOD. Can I have someone like him, please? He's a great guy, really. I also adored that they have a past and even though it didn't end well, I'm glad they overcame their problems and started to build up their friendship and relationship again. It was really cute.

The first 10 chapters were already so thrilling and intense and made me want to read and read and read and never stop! I was very intrigued throughout the first half of book. The whole world and concept completely engulfed me and felt like I was with Callie and Logan all this time. It was amazing. However once they were at Harmony - a "safe" haven for people with abilities & bad memories - things started to drag a little bit. It wasn't so action-packed and thrilling anymore. Too bad, because I really enjoyed those scenes. It was still good though!

"You make me feel like I belong. You've always made me feel that way."

Some of the characters also have psychic abilities. The ones that have these abilities are constantly trying to hide them because if the government finds out they'll most likely be taken into custody so they can be tested on. I found this very interesting and was looking forward to finding out a lot more about these abilities.

The ending was ... unexpected? I mean, sure, I could've guessed it and I think at some point it also crossed my mind but I didn't think Callie would really go through with this decision. Couldn't she have done something else? Hmmm. Either way, I'm curious for the second book and as it seems it'll be out of Jessa's POV. Interesting! Despite everything, I think it could've been better - there were things that disturbed or annoyed me a bit but it's very enjoyable and kept me curious and I definitely don't regret reading it!

★★★☆☆ +0.5

8 comments:

  1. I kept seeing this one around and wondered about it. Thanks for the review :)

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    1. I hope you'll like it if you check it out sometime! :D

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  2. This sounds like promising start to new series! I am glad you enjoyed it, Yvonne. I need to keep an eye on this series for sure :)

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    1. I'm very curious for the next book, yes! I hope you'll like it if you check it out, Lucia! :D

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  3. It sounds so interesting and really unique! I'll have to read more about it before I add it to my TBR, but mann that concept is really cool! :D Thanks for reviewing! :D

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    1. The concept is indeed cool and the more you think about it the more thoughts you'll get - I'll gentle push you into the direction of my discussion post now. *ahem* :P

      I hope you'll like it if you ever end up reading it! :D

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  4. the cover is so beautiful! The premise sounds very unique. I just added it to GR. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Yay, I'm glad you liked it! I hope you'll enjoy the book when you read it! :D

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