Thursday, July 21, 2011

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books

Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future. Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies. - Goodreads.com

This is just the kind of debut I love to read.  It kind of pops out there out of nowhere.  You have expectations and you're a little wary that it won't live up to them.  This book lived up to my expectations, most definitely! 

I absolutely adored London, and I felt so bad for her as she had to struggle through her unusual circumstance... that of going to sleep at night and not remembering anything of the day before.  I have actually seen this done two times before, both in movies, and I thoroughly enjoyed them both, but Cat Patrick brought a couple of unique new elements to it that I loved.  It made it completely her own.

London has to read extensive notes every morning in order to be able to function around people who don't know her secret.  And yeah, having a relationship with a boy is pretty challenging for her.  Let me say right now that I LOVED the guy she liked.  Awesome.  And even better, when the secret comes out explaining why she has this problem, it was so unique and unexpected, I was shocked.

Cat Patrick has written an awesome story here that was unique and suspenseful and had some awesome twists and turns to it.  I'm definitely looking forward to more from her in the future!  I usually close my reviews by giving you a "if you liked this book, you might also like" scenario, but I just can't do it this time, because I can't think of any book that matches this one.  It was so unique.  Praise in and of itself, I'd say.
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