Review: Forgotten

Title: Forgotten
Author: Cat Patrick
Genre: YA, paranormal
Publisher: Egmont Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
Published: June 2011



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.

I picked up Forgotten from my TBR pile because of my July random reads (you can find the post about it HERE).  I was intrigued by the description and I have to admit that this book didn't disappoint me, even if I think it could have been better. 
The starting point of Forgotten is really original: London every night forgets her past and remembers the future. If someone isn't in her future, she won't remember him or her. So every night, before going to sleep, she writes a sort of diary, highlighting everything happened to her during the day, starting from her clothes and finishing with people she met or argued with. But when a beautiful boy enters her life, all become more complicated. In addiction to that, she starts having nightmares, maybe about her future... or not?
London condition fascinated me but I think the author didn't develop it very well: I think it'd be quite impossible to live a normal life with London's problem, not to speak about having a boyfriend! Every day she doesn't know who he is and she meets him for the first time: how can she trust and love him?
The mistery was intriguing but I didn't like its solution, too much unbelievable if you think about police modern tools of investigations (I'm staying vague because I don't want to spoiler you!).
Despite these flaws, I read the book in one sitting and I emphatized with London.
In conclusion, I suggest this book to the readers looking for an original story to read on the beach, not too complicated or developed.

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