Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BBReview: "Forgotten" By Cat Patrick

Genre: Young Adult -Contemporary
Publishing Date: June 7th, 2011
Page Count: 304
Source: Borrowed from local library
Format: Audiobook

Description From Amazon: 
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.

Like i have stated many times in the past i have never listened to an audiobook. I thought that i wouldn't be able to keep my attention on it and that i would miss parts. I also thought that i wouldn't be taken away to that place in my head that the book is describing with out actually reading it. I have seen a few other bloggers on here that i follow either reading, reviewing, or IMMing about this book and the other day when i was at the library returning my brother's book he borrowed i saw that they had this book in audiobook form. I decided hey why not, this book never really drew my attention too much so if i end up not staying caught up and interested while listening then its no fault no harm. Well i listened to the entire thing (6 CD's long, 6 1/2 hours) all in one day. I have concluded that i... LOVE AUDIOBOOKS!!! I never thought that i would be able to get into them but i love being read to. Its so much faster to read, and i feel like im more involved in the story some how. The reader, Julia Whelan, is REALLY good. The only parts that i didn't like about her reading were the mens parts and especially Luke's parts. I also didn't really care for her "mom" voice for London's mom, but i loved her for London's voice. I think it was perfect.

Now onto the actual book review. Like i stated above, this book never really caught my eye. The cover is ok, but it doesn't really draw you in and the description is good, but it just didn't seem like something i would be into. I was sadly mistaken. I am so happy that i decided to just go ahead and try out an audiobook, because this story is amazing. This whole concept of only remembering the future and not the past is something very new, at least to me. I've never heard of a story like this. I think that Cat Patrick did an AMAZING job on everything and i was interested in what was going to happen next the entire time. 

I don't think i have ever read a book that wasn't about paranormal's and loved it this much. This is serious one of my new favorites and im going to be looking up Cat Patrick to see if she has written any more books, because if they are as good as this then she is my new favorite author. Amazing, Amazing job. Amazing, Amazing story. Go listen!!

I was skeptical to try this book. It didn't really catch my interest that much, but i wanted to try an audiobook and i've read good reviews about this so i decided to try it, and boy am i glad i did. This story is very amazing and very touching. It has nothing to do with paranormal's which is something very different for me, but was a very nice change. I truly loved this story and i hope to find more like it. I recommend this book to everyone!!

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5