Monday, November 2, 2015

#Monday 11/02 Review - Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn (Young Adult)

Series: Forget Tomorrow # 1
Format: E-Galley, 400 pages
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: Publisher
Genre: Young Adult / Dsytopian

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.

Forget Tomorrow is the first installment in Pintip Dunn's Forget Tomorrow series. Dunn's world is a place where thanks to the Boom, advanced technology allows citizens to have the ability to obtain their future memories on their Seventeenth birthday. Memories of what they are supposed to do for the rest of their lives. Memories that are set in stone, and it is nearly impossible for anyone to change them. 

For 17-year old Callie Stone, her day has finally arrived. It is the day that she will receive a vision/memory from the future. Only, in Callie's case, her vision isn't exactly what she was expecting. Instead of training to be a world class Chef, she ends up being labeled as a criminal for killing someone (ala Minority Report), arrested, and sent to a place called Limbo where those accused of future crimes are sent. 

Callie's only hope may be the person who was once her friend, and then spent the next FIVE years ignoring her; Logan Russell. Callie also ends up with some interesting new psychic abilities that she never knew she had. In this world, those with psychic abilities are gobbled up by the government, and they don't have much choice of saying no. 

Logan has already received his vision. He is supposed to be a world class swimmer who wins tons of awards. With his help, Callie escapes from Limbo and works to find a way how to stop her future from happening. 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. 

I do like Callie. I like that she faces difficult challenges while trying to protect her sister. I like that she is determined to stop the government agencies from tossing her into Limbo, and then ensuring that she and others will never be seen from again. I liked that the author travels to another settlement called Harmony where those like Callie have escaped to. 

Should have known with everything that was happening at the end of this story, that Dunn would leave readers with a wicked cliffhanger ending. Apparently, the second novel isn't even from Callie's perspective, but her sister Jessa's. I am a bit disappointed in that aspect. I can't, nor won't spoil why I feel that way. Let's just say that the heart stopping cliffhanger leaves a whole lot of room for interpretation.

Forget Tomorrow is a different take on the whole dystopian genre. It is an action packed adventure that is sure to appeal to most readers. Perhaps one can say that the romance is a bit on the rocky side, but what you can't say is how terrible a character Logan is. He has his own crosses to bear, but his strength and determination goes a long way in helping Callie understand what she needs to do, and gives her the strength to hopefully change fate.

Apparently, the next book in this series is called Remember Yesterday. The release date is scheduled for October 4, 2016 by Entangled Teen. See you there!

**I received this book for free from (Publisher) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

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