Friday, January 20, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick

FORGOTTEN
by Cat Patrick
Little Brown Books
Young Adult
304 pp.

Summary:  Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.

When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

Review:  Wow. I stayed up last night until midnight reading this book. Couldn't put it down. Cat Patrick's writing style is so addicting, straightforward and real, it felt as though I was actually listening to a real teenage girl tell me her story. I love all the characters - Jamie,       her mom. I completely related to all of them. And the concept of remembering forward instead of backward struck me as unique and intriguing. Cat pulls it off without a hitch. There is plenty of romance, suspense and mystery to hook a reader all the way to the last page. Cat has now joined the short list of my favorite YA authors. So looking forward to her next release REVIVED due out in May (the same month my book will be released! How cool is that?)

Rating:   4 1/2 out of 5 stars
Violence:  Mild
Profanity:  None
Sex:  Mild

7 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I'm going to read this one. Thanks!

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  2. There's nothing better than having a book grab you and not let go. This sound like a cool cousin to 50 First Dates.

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    1. It did remind me of that movie (one of my favs by the way.) But it is more of a mystery/suspense story rather than humorous.

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  3. This looks SO good! Very very interesting premise. :) Nice review!

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  4. Thanks for the review. Looks compelling! I also love your title quote!

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