Title: Forget Tomorrow
Author: Pintip Dunn
Series: Forget Tomorrow #1
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Summary (via 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 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.
This book was pretty good, but I think it could have still been a little stronger at moments. Thank you Netgalley for approving my request to read it in exchange for a honest review. I can’t wait for the next book in the series! I ended up giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.
First off, I love dystopian novels and I feel like there’s not enough of them out there. So whenever I find one, I can’t wait to read it. I really liked Callie as a main character for the most part. She was kind of indecisive at moments, but what person isn’t? The book’s concept was a bit like Divergent in the beginning, but then it branched off and went its own way. The idea of future memories telling us our destines is an interesting idea.
I thought the story was pretty well-paced overall, with only a few slow spots. The buildup towards the ending was well-done. I almost didn’t see it coming, and it leaves you hanging, making readers want to instantly dive into the next book to find out what happens with Callie, Jessa, Logan, and all the other characters. I’m not sure exactly what the connection from the story is to have the cover the book has, but it’s still gorgeous.
I did like Logan’s character, but I wasn’t hardcore loving the book’s pairing. It made me swoon a few times, but it still left a lot to be desired, mainly resolve to stay with each other. But I guess the primary objective wasn’t to focus on the romance, and instead to focus on Callie’s struggle to figure out her life after that horrific memory she received on her seventeenth birthday. But I’m a die-hard romance girl, so I was a little disappointed. There are some nice romantic lines throughout the book though!
A couple of my favorite lines were: “‘If I had someone like you in my life, I would never leave to begin with,’ he says, his voice steady and sure.” and “His smiles are like a candle to my heart, heating it up slowly but steadily.” and “The words drip from his mouth like molasses from a tree–slow, sticky, and worth every second.”
Final note: A great dystopian novel. I’m so ready for the next book to come out already! Pintip has a great debut novel, and if you love dystopian, or fantasy, novels, check it out!