Tag Words: 2011 debut author, memory loss, love story, best friends
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.
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I woke up this morning, remembering that I needed to start a new book. So I did, I chose Forgotten by Cat Patrick because I’ve had the ARC, and the finished copy sitting around for a while, I’ve been interested in the story since Good Golly Miss Holly posted her review, and Forgotten was on the Parental Book Review request list. So I picked it up, started reading, and am writing the review less than ten hours later, just so I don’t Forget a single emotion. Basically it all boils down to one word. Love! I love the writing style, the names, the interesting concept, the intriguing twists and turns of the plot, and the boy. Sigh, I love the boy. When I was updating my status on Goodreads I wrote, “If it were possible to fall in love and marry a book, this would be the one, since that’s not possible I’ll settle for Luke.” Luke is my literary crush of the year. I cannot imagine him being replaced. He is so lovely, so loving, so handsome, so gentle, so sweet, so funny in those when-you-least-expect-it moments. J’adore Luc! Not to say that London is not also just as credible as a character; Cat Patrick filled her with all different kinds of flavors. Patrick truly infused her debut with an irrefutable soul. I enjoyed it all and you can be sure Patrick’s next book will shoot to the top of my must-read pile, no matter what it is!
Review by Gabrielle Carolina