Author: Cat Patrick
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult
Rating: ***** (5/5 Stars)
About: 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.
Review: This book is absolutely brilliant, well done to Cat Patrick, as this is her debut novel. The story idea behind this is very cleverly thought out and well written.
We all know how hard things can be when we forget something, be it when we forget to buy something when we go shopping, or when we forget the answer on an exam. It’s annoying, but you learn to deal with it.
London Lane doesn’t just learn to deal with it, she has to live with it and that is rather awful. At least she has the one blessing in her life, which is that she knows the future (not in the sense that she can predict the future, more that she can remember her future), because how else would she recognise her mother?
But that’s the beauty of this book because if she can remember her mother than why can she not remember Luke?
Luke is just so charming and dreamy, how could anyone not see him in their future? And I mean it sucks for London as well because she uses this ‘knowledge’ as a way forward in life and makes the decision to ‘forget’ Luke. I know she’s only a teen but that had to have been a hard thing to do.
Right from the start you are rooting for these two character to be together. They are just so great together. But then you have this issue of London not being able to remember him and you just think to yourself, well clearly the two are not meant to be together.
I still couldn’t accept this, as I knew that they HAD to be together. How great is that? This book completely drew me in and I couldn’t put it down until I had finished it.
It was an absolute thrill to read and it had a different story line to other teen romance that I had previously read. It makes me wish that I had thought up this story idea myself because I just think it’s so clever.
It’s not just the story idea, the book is also actually quite funny. London, herself, with her clumsiness and sentences is just such a lovely character and I also quite enjoyed it (even though it was only a small part) when she played the shoe game.
This book is highly entertaining and definitely worth a read.
Read it. Love it. And let me know what you think.