Apr 13, 2014
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.
What would you do if you could never remember anything that happened in the past, but know what’s going to happen in the future? Welcome to the daily life of London Lane. To deal with forgetting everything, she writes to herself notes of what has occurred each day, along with reminders and visions of her future.
Luke, a mysterious and handsome new student, enters her life and changes everything. The day they meet, London begins to have some very disturbing dreams that reoccur each night, and she can’t help but feel that, somehow, they’re both connected. Although the chemistry between London and Luke is evident, London doesn’t see Luke in her future. To protect herself from getting her heart broken, she doesn’t write down her encounter with Luke so that she’d no longer remember him the moment she wakes up the next day…
My favorite element of Forgotten is the overall concept of the novel. This simple idea of only being able to remember things that have not yet occurred definitely sparked my interest. I was able to finish this novel in just one sitting as I wanted to know what would happen between both characters and all the mysteries surrounding London’s visions from her future. I also rather enjoyed how, as readers, we are all able to know what is going on while London isn’t fully aware of what we know.
Cat Patrick does a wonderful job at keeping her readers in suspense throughout the entire novel. Although the readers know a little more than London does as we progress through the story, there are many things that lie hidden beneath the surface, which lead to an exiting ending.
When all of the mysteries unravel, readers will definitely want more! I know that I am personally hoping for a sequel to this novel, so please Cat Patrick, give us more?
I recommend Forgotten to all who enjoy Young Adult Fiction.
5/5 – MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!