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Friday, August 5, 2011

Review: Forgotten

Title: Forgotten
Author: Cat Patrick
Series: Forgotten #1
Publisher: Hardie Grant 
Published: June 1st 2011

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.

Everyday at 4:33am, London's memory of the past is wiped clean. Instead of remembering the past, London remembers the future. All that she can remember in the morning is what she's told herself in her diary and the only people are those who will be in her future.  So what would happen if she were to lie to herself? Would her future change?

Forgotten is a beautiful story about finding that soul mate who understands and loves you irrevocably. Luke, a new boy at school, is this person for London. He seems familiar the first time they meet but she can't quite recall where he is from. Every day after that is like falling in love for the first time over and over again. Luke and London are a great couple and are absolutely perfect together. They can't get any sweeter and their relationship is so heartwarmingly strong. He supports her when she's not completely herself and constantly reminds her of how much he loves her. Their love has multiple layers and it was a joy to peel back each one!

London's strange condition seems a mystery at first but is explained later on in the novel. The explanation makes sense and the events surrounding it form the storyline of the sequel. Although Forgotten does venture out into the supernatural genre with the future-seeing, the rest of the novel is very realistic and plays to all of our emotions.

I recommend this to absolutely everyone. Forgotten is a novel that will affect you in many ways. The thought of being vulnerable and unaware about your own life is terrifying and I loved seeing London's courage in dealing with this. Immensely enjoyable and moving, I'm pining away for more!

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