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Monday, November 16, 2015

Review of FORGET TOMORROW by Pintip Dunn

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.

What others are saying about Forget Tomorrow:

"This gripping read is sure to have you on the edge of your seat." - Farrah Penn, BuzzFeed.com

"Debut YA author Pintip Dunn's Forget Tomorrow delivers a page-turner full of adventure and danger. The story's creative premise - receiving your future memory at 17 years old - provides enough what ifs to amp up the action in each chapter with the suspenseful race-against-time theme." - Michelle Monkou, USA Today

"Forget Tomorrow was a gorgeous, refreshing story that has restored my faith in dystopian. Filled with action, adventure, romance, amazing characters and a heartfelt storyline that you can connect with. ...[A]t the beginning you are thrown into this world, there's no unnecessary build up, you're hooked from the very beginning with this unpredictable plot and then left shocked and surprised by the clever cliffhanger ending. It's safe to say, I loved this book- Forget Tomorrow is a magnificent debut and I can't wait to see was Dunn does next." - Cody, Literary-ly Obsessed       

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And... What am I saying?

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn was a knockout! From the beginning to the end, there was never a dull moment.
In a market saturated with Dystopian novels the cream always rises to the top and floats up there among other greats like Divergent, Fury or The Book of Ivy, Forget Tomorrow emerges in the same realm of victory. It was simply stunning and hauntingly beautiful. Oh, and of course the cover is gorgeous... a nice prelude to what lies within.
Callie's character was tragically beautiful. The synopsis says it all. Limbo is a hell hole where teenage 'criminals' are held because of the vision they received on their seventeenth birthday... future criminals. Of course there is always more to this than what meets the eye. Callie is no exception. But I do have to say bravo to Ms. Dunn. The real connection between Callie and her sister is one that caught me by surprise. But the real shocker was the ending. It's been a while since I read a book that was not only beautiful but managed to shock me as well. Forget Tomorrow does both and leads to a frightening conclusion.
I hope there will be more to this tale of Callie (I refuse to believe otherwise), Logan, her sister... those outliers with gifts hoping for a better future.
I would highly recommend this to fans of YA Dystopian. Entangled Teen has published another winner.
About the author Pintip Dunn:
When her first-grade teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, Pintip replied, "An author." Although she has pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered.
Pintip 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 published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, "How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis," and received the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.
Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She is a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, The Golden Network, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.