I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Forget Tomorrow #1
Published by Macmillan on November 3rd, 2015
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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 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 the hellish prison.
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.
The notion of a world where at age seventeen, one receives a memory straight from the future. Letting one know if they’ll be successful or happy, or a criminal. Reminded me of the movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise, only in YA form. Going on the run, finding out why her future memory is happening has the exact same drive of plot like the movie and I loved it.
I liked Callie. She was utterly devoted to her family, though I wish I could have seen a bit more development with her sister to really make it seem like she would do anything for her. Also the romance was upped to the max. There is a lot of swoon and if you’re like me, you will find if cheesy. I eye-rolled a lot, but it’s also because I’m pretty darn picky with my romance reads. I liked the fact that Callie is bi-racial, Asian and White and that it didn’t define her as a character nor did it make it her entire personality. It was mentioned once and that’s it. Then there were the other characters like Logan whom I’m sure lots of girls will swoon for. I sure did because I love swimmers 🙂 He was sweet and kind. I didn’t like how his older brother was bossing him around and kind of wanted to punch him as well.
The science fiction part was wholly interesting. Especially when it was described in the most simple form so I as a reader could understand. Sometimes too much detail breaks the flow and I would get lost (I’m looking at you The Martian) but this wasn’t the case with Forget Tomorrow.
Forget Tomorrow is an intriguing sci-fi read that’s quick, informative and entertaining. How I wished I had the sequel because that ending was pretty brutal.