This story was just okay for me. In the reading of Forget Tomorrow, I struggled with the story line, the main character, and the romance.
Series: Forget Tomorrow Series #1
Published by Entangeled Teen, Macmillan on November 3rd 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Love & Romance
Hardcover provided by My Wallet (purchased)
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-Callie, herself.
So in this story every 17 year old gets a memory from their future which is suppose to tell them what to do with their life. Most kids find the right career for them, they see themselves happy and fulfilled in their future. Once in a while a kid gets an atypical memory which shows them a crime, or something awful that happens in their future. If they witness a future crime they are immediately detained. The other thing in this world that could get you detained is having psychic abilities. Callie’s little sister has them, so they try to hide her ability. Callie future memory shows her killing her little sister. So she becomes a criminal and must decide what to do to keep this from happening.
The bad: I really struggled with this story in the middle. I felt like this story kind of jumped around. There were some gaps in the story line that really bothered me. Days go by between chapters and I felt like I missed a lot in the in between. Callie had a very immature view of the world. At first this helps to move the story along, but then her thought process just annoyed me. Her inner dialogue was just rambly. I hated that Callie was so helpless in this story. She is not a good heroine in that she needs saving in almost every chapter. Also, Callie was a bit clueless about her own future. I thought the author dropped major hints in the story. The reader could just follow the bread crumbs where Callie couldn’t see the obvious.
Logan was another problem for me. Logan and Callie were best friends. When Logan’s brother was taken for having psychic abilities he stopped talking to her, for FIVE years. He gets his vision of the future and then he is suddenly back in her life. There were so many obstacles for these two to be together once Callie got her vision that it felt really forced at times.
The good: The story has a good pace. We get to actually move in this story, so we see a lot. The world building was pretty cool. The world had some pretty cool attributes. Callie is a conflicted character and she tries to do the right thing. She goes out of her way to hide her sister’s ability, and that is really an honorable thing. The love she feels for her sister was pretty obvious and I felt bad for her to be separated from her. Logan was a very like able character and his abilities are really cool. Although the romance annoyed me at times, I liked where these two ended up. Logan is pretty much a hero in this story. I liked how devoted he was to Callie, once he came back into her life that is.
The beginning of this story did a good job of hooking me. We start right off with something fun and then it builds so that by the ending we can see why Callie is still conflicted about the future. The ending more than made up for the rambly thoughts through the middle. I almost didn’t finish this story, but I am so glad I stuck with it. I think this could be the start of something really good. It could be that the author was just setting up the scene for us in this first book. The ending definitely left me wanting more.
Conclusion: This is one of those books you need to stick with to really appreciate. I will definitely be checking out the sequel to this story.