Expected Publication: November 3rd 2015 by Entangled: Teen
Number of Pages: 400 Pages (Hardcover)
Series: Yes, #1
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. (goodreads.com)
* Thank you Entangled Teen and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review *
Forget Tomorrow was the perfect blend between a futuristic world, a swoon worthy romance, funny dialogues and moments, and a female protagonist that was ready to do anything it took to keep her sister safe. The story was exciting, intriguing, and pulled me in from page one on.
In Forget Tomorrow we are introduced to a future filled with exciting technology set in the post-Boom era. The most interesting feature of this particular vision of the future is that every 17 year old receives a future memory on their birthday. This future memory is supposed to guide them through life and give them something they can work toward, be it a career in music, business, swimming, or becoming a famous manual chef. The latter is the protagonists dream which I think is cute since it's so different from the usual things girls dream of in futuristic novels.
But, unfortunately, Callie, the protagonist, doesn't receive a memory that shows her as famous chef or having a huge career at all, but the moment she becomes a criminal. She sees her future self kill her younger sister, Jessa.
I really, really liked Callie. She was a very interesting and honest protagonist with human flaws like selfishness, but not to an annoying level since she was well aware of these flaws. Her actions made sense and seeing how much she loved her sister and what she was willing to do to protect her was brilliant and something we don't get to see often enough in YA .
Logan, the love interest in Forget Tomorrow, was swoon worthy and cute. Seeing their relationship evolve over the course of the story was amazing and happened gradually, no insta love or anything since they had known each other for years already. That was a very pleasant diversion from the usual plot where they meet in the beginning of the book and fall in love in mere days. I loved how much he was willing to sacrifice or push aside in terms of his own future to help Callie and her sister.
The plot was very interesting and different from many other sci-fi/dystopian YA stories. At first the whole idea of receiving memories at your 17th birthday gave me a slight Divergent feeling but that passed within seconds since the story is very different from Divergent and many other dystopians that I've read so far. I enjoyed the part of the book that played in Limbo, a prison like place, and how all the puzzle pieces slowly got added together to form a unique picture at the end.
Speaking of which, the ending was breathtaking. I was shocked by how it ended and in which moment it did. The epilogue was on point, written beautifully. I want more, asap, though I know that I'll have to wait months and months to find out how the story will continue. I have no theories as to how the story will continue, which is something that rarely happens since dystopians tend to be easy to figure out.
All in all Forget Tomorrow was amazing, intriguing and fun. The story was different and amazingly written. I will definitely continue on with this series/trilogy and whatever Pintip Dunn will write in the future.