Author: Cat Patrick
Release Date: June 2011
Published By: Little, Brown
Goodreads Rating: 4.03 stars
Review: Every night when London goes to sleep, her memory resets. All she knows of her past is what she's written down on notes, but she can 'remember' the future. This certainly puts a damper on the romance she's started with a hot guy yet can't remember each morning, but the most disturbing part is the haunting visions she receive. As the visions become increasingly worse, she must learn the one thing she can never know - her past - in order to save her future.
This is the book with a compelling synopsis that makes you want to pick up the book and read it right away, which is why I had such high expectations for FORGOTTEN. I did enjoy this book, but not as much as I thought I would. The very thing that attracted me in the first place - the premise - was the same thing that bothered me the most.
I couldn't help noticing the large number of plot holes throughout the novel. It was mainly just a lot of little things here and there that stuck out while I was reading and bothered me a lot. The ending also bothered me. I kept going through the novel chiefly to find out what exactly was causing her strange retrograde amnesia, but when all was revealed in a hasty plot twist and abrupt ending, I only felt disappointment. I expected so much more from this book.
However, I want to keep emphasizing that I didn't dislike the novel, and in fact really liked it. There were numerous good aspects. For instance, the romance was swoon-worthy and PG at the same time, and I wanted to steal Luke from London and keep him for myself. The prose itself was also well-written, with each sentence crisp and succinct, giving the novel as a whole a fresh feel that kept me turning pages.
All in all, FORGOTTEN is a gripping read with a fascinating premise that doesn't quite carry through as much as it could have and had some inconsistencies that could be frustrating at times. Despite this and the abrupt ending, Cat Patrick weaves compelling characters with polished prose to create an intriguing book that readers are sure to enjoy.
I received a free copy of this book for review. This is no way affected my review, which is 100% honest.