Title: Forget Tomorrow
Author: Pintip Dunn
400 pages, published November 3, 2015
Genre: YA Dystopian Fiction
Note: I received this book fromNetGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.
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.
When I first started reading this book, I was skeptical. Here we go again with the futuristic dystopian world where the female protagonist is just different and special enough to save the day and have a great romance while she's at it. But when I kept reading, I realized it was totally different than the Divergent copycat I thought it to be--and I ended up really loving it!
I loved the main character, Callie. She's determined, strong, and smart. She's caring, loving and real. I love her relationship with Logan. I also loved the writing style and how the story unfolds at the perfect pace. I wasn't completely blindsided by the ending, as I had a pretty good guess as to what was going to happen--but I loved reading how everything pieced together. One thing that I don't like about a lot of the other dystopian series out there right now (Hunger Games, Divergent) is how crazy violent they are. This one does have some violence, but nowhere near the level of violence of the other two.
I loved the world that the author created and the science fiction in it--I'm excited to read the next book in this series--due out October 2016! If you love dystopian fiction and are looking for a new one to get into, this one is fantastic--I have a feeling it's going to be big!
Overall rating for "Forget Tomorrow": 4.5 stars