“They tell me I won’t feel so alone then. I’ll know, without a shred of doubt, that somewhere in another spacetime exists a future version of me, one who turns out all right. I’ll know who I’m supposed to be. And I’ll never feel lost again.”- Callie, Forget Tomorrow
Title: Forget Tomorrow
Author: Pintip Dunn
Series: Forget Tomorrow
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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―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.
While I think the cover for this book is very appealing, I don’t exactly know how it relates to the story because the story has nothing to do with birds. I’m hoping that since this is a series, maybe birds will come into play in the next book, otherwise I don’t really see the point for them.
This book is a young adult dystopian/sci-fi book that follows our main character Callie whose seventeenth birthday is a mere few hours away. In this future dsytopian society, one’s future is revealed to them on their seventeenth birthday where they receive a vision from the future. These visions are actually the person’s memory, sent back in time, revealing the events of the person’s future and what type of person they will end up being: a criminal, a scientist, a famous actress, etc. I think the concept of memory and pre-determination for this book is so interesting and it really drew me into the book. The idea that our future has already been determined sounds like it could be something good because it would it would show an individual’s purpose in life and help “weed out the bad seeds”, but it actually works against many individuals as it deems them as being a menace to society when they show no sign of being one. This is what happens to Callie who receives an atypical memory showing committing a Class A Felony: killing her younger sister, Jessa. After receiving her memory, the story takes off from this point.
The beginning of this book started off really strong. It was fast-paced and had a lot of action as Callie tries to figure out how she is going to go about changing her future. The middle is where I struggled a bit to keep up because there was just a lot of information and possible theories being thrown at you and remembering all that information was a bit much. What I did like about the middle was that this is where the romance developed. The romance was cute, even though I was frustrated at times just screaming at Logan to kiss Callie already. It was not really insta-love because our characters have known each other since they were young, but more of a friendship growing into something more. I thought that Logan and Callie were a great pair. The plot twist for this book took me by SURPRISE! When it is untold secrets are finally revealed, I was SHOCKED! The way the book ended, with a cliffhanger (OF COURSE!), left me wanted the second book because I need to know how Callie is going to make a comeback.
I really liked Callie’s character throughout this book. She started of strong and she ended strong which is what I like to see in my heroines. What I liked most about her as a character was her personality and how she went about making decisions: choosing between listening to her heart of her head. She loves Jessa to bits, so when she finds out the reason for why she kills her, she has to choose between doing what is necessary for the greater good or letting her sister live. Some might think that Callie’s decision may have been a cop-out, but I give her props for being brave for doing what she did.
I was a bit apprehensive about Logan’s character in the beginning. He does keep a lot of information from Callie and I think there are things that he is still not telling her. I found him to be a little flat through most of the book. He just kind of sits there in the background, not doing much, even though he has the answers to many of Callie’s unanswered questions. He does step it up in the end when everything goes down, but I really wished he would have taken some kinds of stand and stood up to his brother, Mikey. I’m hoping in the second book he steps it up because Callie is going to need his help, BIG TIME!
The only major issue I had with this book was with the middle and the boat load of information that was dumped onto us. It slowed the pacing for the book and I had to go back a few times in order to keep all the possibly theories in order. I was a little confused because we never get the full picture until the ending and while I do love a good mystery, the suspense just took a toll on me and I just wanted to know what the get to the point already.
I do want to see how the events from this book are going to play out in the sequel. I have a theory about what may happen and if it does somehow ends up being true, I don’t know how I feel about it. It could be a game changer for Logan and Callie’s relationship. GOSH, THE SUSPENSE!