Forgotten by Cat Patrick came to me with a big rave review attached to it…so maybe I was expecting too much?
Chapter 2 hit me in the face with “my bright auburn locks” and only 3 paragraphs later ”her head of shiny black hair”!
Even though the story is (or could be) interesting, I’m feeling so much animosity towards the lazy language usage that I doubt I will finish it. And as for the love interest – pah! I quote – ‘time stops’ – ‘my armour begins to crumble’ – ‘sparkling pale cornflower blue eyes’ – ‘he belongs in either Hollywood or heaven’! Spare me and pass the bucket quick!
It’s a memory story – the twist being that London (great name!) dreams about the future and forgets the past every night. So she has memories of what will happen to her family and friends in the future, but has to write herself a list each night of exactly who those people might be!!
It’s due out in June – read it and let me know if it gets any better.
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.