Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Due: June 2011
About the Book: Forgotten is the story of London Lane, an otherwise average 16-year-old who wakes up every morning a blank slate, with no memory of her past. What she does remember? Her future. London thrives with the help of nightly reminder notes, an attentive mother, and a generous (if self-absorbed) best friend. Her system works... until London is blindsided by the appearance of gorgeous, funny Lucas Henry. How can she be so attracted to a boy she has no memory of? More importantly, what is this dark memory of a horrifying funeral London cannot place—a memory that keeps popping up and leaves her shivering in the night?
About Cat Patrick: On a rainy November morning, new baby sleep deprived, Cat Patrick forgot what she was doing. She retraced her steps but instead of remembering, the idea for Forgotten was born. Cat lives near Seattle with her husband and twin daughters who now, thankfully, sleep through the night. Forgotten is her debut novel.
Review: Great, great read, one to look forward to in 2011. Forgotten is due out in Australia in June. It is a refreshing new concept, although some people I have spoken to since reading it have said that it sounds a little like the movie 50 First Dates. Nonetheless, just the blurb had me intrigued...imagine only seeing the future and not knowing the past. This book reminded me a little of The Time Traveller's Wife because it took a while for me to get my head around the concept. Forgotten has a good mix of romance, mystery and psychological drama. Definitely worth reading.