- Title: Forget Tomorrow
- Author: Pintip Dunn
- Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction
- Publisher: Entangled TEEN
- Publication Date: November 3, 2015
- ISBN: 978-1633752382
- Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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“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.”
I received a digital copy of this book in exchange of honest review.
Forget Tomorrow is set in a futuristic dystopian world wherein people who reached 17 years old would be able to receive their future memory and this will be the basis on which path/career they will follow. The main character, Callie, received her future memory and predicted something she would never have thought she’d do so she refused this and went out in the wilds to try and change what’s set for her. In the course of the story, her childhood friend from 5 years ago came back with the hopes of rekindling their friendship by helping Callie with the struggles she’ll go through on her journey.
On the setting: I love how the author built a futuristic setting with the advancements of science and technology. The world-building is just brilliant. But, I actually suggest it to be more intricate when it comes to details and explanations on how the machines and technologies on Eden City works. I was having a tad bit hard time imagining those things.
On the storyline: The premise is intriguing so the moment I read the synopsis, I did not hesitate to take part in this blog tour. The plot and the ending is explained well and Pintip’s writing is eloquent leaving me wanting more. Also, I love how there is a maternalistic love between Callie and her sister (I refuse to write about this part of the story for I might divulge more which will lead to spoilers) here. The bond between them will touch your heart.
On the heroine: Callie is a strong, determined and family-oriented 17-year-old girl which you’ll come to love though at some part, you’d want to shout at her for being so hard-headed. I do not like how she can be easily defeated by her fears. Good thing, while the story unfolds, her character also developed. By the end of the story, she has somehow come out of her shell and “brave Callie” happened.
On the romance: Callie’s love interest here is Logan Russell, the boy from 5 years ago. I actually have no comments based on this factor of the book because it was just okay. It actually balanced the whole storyline so as not for it to lean “only” on familial and advancement of technologies issues. It was the book’s breather. The banters, conversations and the little bits of swoon-worthy scenes made me feel giddy at some point.
Pintip Dunn has written a book that I will never forget. I rarely read books of this genre so when I say it’s good, it really is. She tackled the time/memory travel eloquently. It was not hard to grasp. I got completely lost in the story which is a good thing. Forget Tomorrow is a thrilling, heart-tugging and brilliant book you would not want to miss.
Pintip Dunn graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. She also published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,”
Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She is a 2012 RWA Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at www.pintipdunn.com