Monday, August 27, 2012
Author: Cat Patrick
Published: 6. 7. 11 by Little Brown
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.
Inky's Blurbings:
Wow. This was one interesting book! The premise of the novel is thie totally crazy one that I found very neat. I mean a girl whose memory is reversed? Um how wacky is that? Haha.

Let's take the plot. For as long as she can remember (pardon the irony) London's never been able to know/remember what happened in her past. She can only see the immediate present day and snatches of future happens of herself and other people. She doesn't know how this happened or why. Honestly it was a very interesting predicament to find a character in. I really liked how it was portrayed, and I could see London's personal struggle dealing with the challenge. I can only imagine how hard it would be not to be able to remember some people that you met the day before. Having to rely on your notes which are mere descriptions. It was all quite fascinating. 

So we have this bizarre situation, and in the midst of it all, London falls in love. Now I tell you, how is this possible? She can't remember! It was crazy interesting! She read her notes and tried to re-meet him everyday. It came back to her most of the time. And so it wasn't too awkward. But I did find the whole deal a little funny. Luke did live up to my quota of a good boyfriend, though he was a little on the perfect side. However he does have a big secret that ties into the story and that was cool and added that good twist in the romance. But that's all I'm gonna say on that.

One little side-track plot that I enjoyed was the BFF-spat. Jamie knows that London has her power and she gets all mad at her for trying to warn her to be careful in her future. When they essentially "break-up" it added a new traumatic level to London, and then as she wants to help her friend for the better we get this other side of her, the compassionate, helpful London. The girl who wants the best for people. I really liked that.

Throughout the story she starts noticing how her mom is being secretive and lying to her about things, and she also starts having these little flashbacks from the past, that built up into a plot twist I never could have seen coming! It was so interesting when it was all revealed and things took a new turn. But then the book wrapped up way to quickly! It wasn't like the snap of your fingers, but it seemed we missed some scenes that should have been put in rather than mentioned in two sentences. And I really would have liked a few more chapters, but I'm not complaining. It was still a really stunning book.

So in conclusion, I liked it. It was a fun read and had a very unique premise. Cat told a good story and kept me entertained on the edge of my seat, even if I would have liked a little more. I'm for sure eager to read her other book Revived. 

Content: Mild
(3 instances of language (bi***, he**) Some kisses (a couple heated ones-shirts off) and innuendo)
4 Stars

Have you read Forgotten or Revived? Do you want to? I'd love to hear your thoughts!


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