by Pintip Dunn
Release Date: 11/03/15
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
About the Author
When my first-grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered. I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D. at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. I 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. I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. I’m a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network.
I live with my husband and children in Maryland.
I’ve always found the concept of time travel, or in this case, knowing what the future will be, fascinating. I don’t necessarily believe in fate myself, but this kind of theme usually results in very interesting works of fiction. Who knows, maybe in the future, this won’t be fiction anymore? Anyway, Forget Tomorrow caught my attention for this reason and had me cooking up theories even before I started reading.
According to the book, your future self sends a vision to show you what you become. The biggest question here is, can you actually change your future? The whole time I was inclined to believe that it’s not possible because even though you still have free will, the fact that the future memory was sent back in time implies that somehow it already happened, it’s a given. So perhaps everything you do to avoid it, only ends up leading you down the path you were trying to avoid. This would be an excellent book to read in a book club because there are so many philosophical aspects to it, you have the perfect material for some great discussions. I had several theories going on regarding Callie and Jessa and none of them turned out to be correct!
All philosophy and theories aside, this book will keep you reading past your bedtime! There were a few parts where I was confused and had to pause and analyze things to make sure I was understanding correctly, but I was completely engrossed in the story. And still, I know I’ll be thinking about it for the next several days. I can’t wait for the next book because the ending only leaves you wanting more. I have faith that the author can sort everything out.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
5 out of 5 stars
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