Wednesday 15 June 2011

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

From Goodreads: With the intrigue of "Memento" and the romance of "The Time-Traveller's Wife", "Forgotten" is the perfect YA novel.

Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.

I loved the concept of this book and I believe the author did a fantastic job of bringing all the elements together.  It really is part psychological drama, part romance and part mystery.

The story follows London - who remembers her future but not her past. Each day her memory resets itself and she has to leave herself notes in order to know what happened the previous day. But when she meets a boy she doesn't remember from her future and starts having visions she doesn't understand,  she realises she needs to find out the truth about her past...

As I said I loved the concept behind this one - how London is able to remember her future but not her past - but like the Terminator and Back To The Future movies it makes my brain hurt if I think about it too much. It one of those things I could drive myself crazy with - and go in circles trying to figure out - when it's just easier to accept that it happens. The author does a great job at making that really easy to do - I loved her writing style and her characters were spot on. I found myself lost in that world and believed in it wholeheartedly.

Both London and Luke are instantly likeable. In fact I think I developed a bit of a crush on Luke - he was incredibly sweet towards London and, well, that letter? *sighs*. I also really liked London's friend Jamie and could see where she was coming from in regard to her and London's disagreement.

The novel shifts gears slightly toward the end - and it felt unexpected but not necessarily a bad thing. I really like how the book ended - some things are left - not exactly unresolved - but kind of with a hint of unfinished business. It feels as if there could be a sequel but at the same time it would be okay if there wasn't. I guess, and at the risk of sounding slightly lame, it ends with hope. And I liked that.


Natascha De Marco said...

Hmm the summary of this novel reminds me of 50 First Dates the movie with Drew Barrymore o.o

Lisa said...

oh my.. beautiful cover. but yes. I would love to read this one.

Ps I am a new follower

Unknown said...

Great review!
I got this book from Target the other day. Can't wait to read it.
The Aussie cover is better though, hehehe.

Tasha said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this book so it was good to read your thoughts. Thanks for sharing.
Tasha @ A Trillian Books xoxo

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Such a gorgeous cover! I really really really have to read this one.
Great review Sammee!


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