Series: Forget Tomorrow #1
Published by Entangled: Teen on November 3, 2015
Genres: Romance, Romantic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Sexual Content: Kissing.
Reviewed by: Julia
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.
A promising concept that pays off, despite some pacing issues, FORGET TOMORROW blends science fiction with star crossed lovers. Oddly enough, though the world building was the more ambitious element, it was the run of the mill romance that slowed down the story.
Callie's society pivots around the value of a "future memory", a concept that holds up pretty well, despite some flaws. Untangling the societal implications of the concept was fun and engrossing, even at times when the world building felt thin. Fans of Divergent might particularly enjoy this world. As a reader I am mostly interested in character relationships, but FORGET TOMORROW was the rare example of world building working better than character plot. The drama of Callie's love life slowed down the book, as the forces separating the young lovers felt less "life or death" than "overwrought and melodramatic".
FORGET TOMORROW is a neat future concept, and reading along as Callie's concept of her own society evolves is engrossing. Even the romance will work for those who don't mind some high drama between stolen kisses, but Callie's love life was the weakest link for me.More Reviews:
- Veronica Roth's Divergent series takes place in another society reshaped by science fiction elements.
- Ann Aguirre's ENCLAVE combines dystopian and romantic elements.