By: Pintip Dunn
Forget Tomorrow – Book 1
Available November 2015
“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.
This Blonde’s Review:
Callie has waited impatiently for the memory from her future self and can’t imagine seeing anything other than fulfilling her dreams. Instead she sees herself injecting her sister with something and the heart monitors stopping. She adores her little sister and is sure that this must be a mistake, there is no way she would harm her sister. Callie knows that people whose memories show them committing crimes are arrested and placed in Limbo, but what she doesn’t know is how people move from Limbo to prison. She doesn’t realize how serious the agency takes the memories or what they will do to keep their system in place.
Soon Logan, the boy she finds she still has feelings for despite years of not talking, is helping her escape and find a way to a group she never knew existed. He takes her to a group dedicated to living away from the government and believes they can decide their paths even if it takes them away from what the memories send back.
The things that Callie discovers surprise her and make her realize nothing was what she thought. She learns surprising things about the government, the people she cares about, and about herself. She has hard choices to make for herself and for the sake of everyone.
I enjoyed Callie and the people she gets to know in the book. Clearly we’re going to love Logan since he’s the love interest. How could we not like him when he does so much to help Callie. But I also enjoyed getting to know her mother and sister, and the others with the resistance. From the guy who is afraid he’ll hurt someone to the woman who refuses to have a child, they’re all living the best lives they can, determined to prevent tragedy.
If you enjoy books that have you considering what came first and whether the future can be changed then you’ll want to read this one. I’m ready for book two so I can see what happens next and book one isn’t even out yet!