Thursday, August 11

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304

Summary:  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.

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.

My Thoughts: We are introduced to London Lane who is 16 years old. How awesome is her name? London. Love that name. London has a major problem. Every night when she goes to bed her mind resets. All of her memories are gone from the previous day. So London writes herself notes every night before bed to remind herself of what happened that day and to help her remember what has been happening over the past months-years. 

London also meets a new boy named Luke. Luke is gorgeous and sweet. He is smitten with London and he loves being around her, even when she's a bit weird at times (like forgetting little things.) We also are introduced to London's best friend Jamie. Jamie is used to London not remembering things and knows she has trouble keeping up to date on the latest gossip and recent happenings.

London starts seeing an event in the future and she can't figure out why, she sees a funeral. But she has no clue whose or why. 

There are a few other plot lines throughout the novel as well. When I started Forgotten, I figured it was going to be a little bit weird. Honestly, I wasn't sure if I was going to love it or hate it. I thought it would bug me reliving the notes over and over again, and her not remembering what had happened. But it was all done in such a neat way. I loved reading her summaries of what happened the previous day. I loved London's personality and how she looked at the world.  If you like part mysteries or part romances, read Forgotten today!

Overall: I really enjoyed reading Forgotten. It was such an interesting look at what it would be like to have a day old memory and not be able to remember things, even your boyfriend. What if everyday you woke up and went to school to have a hot guy take interest in you all over again? It would be very exciting! Forgotten was a magical and funny read.

Cover: The cover is really cute. I saw the ARC cover on a few blogs before and I think I like the ARC cover a bit more than the final cover, but both are cute. I like the shadow in the background.

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Karis Jacobstein said...

I loved this book. So original! I haven't got my reviews caught up from summer when my kids were home, but this is one I'm looking forward to gushing about! New follower. :)

Alexa said...

The way you describe the storyline reminds me of the movie 50 First Dates. I guess it would be interesting to fall for your boyfriend every day.
Thanks for the great review :)

Cathy De Los Santos said...

You know now that I see Alexa's comment it really was like 50 first dates. I couldn't imagine doing that everyday having to read what happened the day before every day. But it was an interesting book, good story.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Ha! You have great timing. I had just pulled this off my stack to read next!
Thanks for the review. Can't wait to start it.


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