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Forgotten - Cat Patrick 1.5 stars.

"Remembering the future" sounds like a fairly decent gimmick. Patrick's ideas always sound interesting and turn out with some truly lacking executions, mostly in plot but characters and writing have their fair share. It feels like a first draft, with unanswered questions scattered through-out, plot holes, and random side story-lines thrown in near the end with crappy resolutions. Oh, and some almost-not-quite Insta!love for good measure.

One thing I should mention: I don't understand how this girl, London, is supposed to be in love with Luke if she meets him seemingly for the first time, everyday. One thing in the book is that maybe her heart keeps time even if her mind doesn't. Nice theory but you don't actually explain. Am I just supposed to go with it because it's "true love" and, look, she reads some notes explaining how much she loves him and that they've been dating this way for 6 months or something and then she knows him for all of 20 minutes and despite all of these giant obstacles, they are in love. And it is true love. And you should believe this relationship will work because he is hot and she is hot and they love each other and it is true.

Yeah, no.

Also, there is one scene in which making out ensues and certain people are not really clothed but they never do that and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to get from this. Yay for self control? Like, um, too far but not that far. Okaayyy.

Yeah, no.

And then the murder mystery thrown halfway in because murder mystery, yay!! And while it explains why she lost her short term memory, there is STILL no explanation for how she remembers her future. None. Nilch. Nada. She's a time-traveling mutant baby who is actually from London in 2653 where her parents, one of whom was ACTUALLY Jamie's illegitimate great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great etc son, genetically modified her and sent her back in time with a pet rat that is starngely absent in the book.

Yeah, no.

And then London feels remorse that her telling on her friend puts her friend in a position where she will be ridiculed and her friend's lover in jail. Because her friend was 16 and was having an affair with a married 23 year-old janitor at the school. NO, LONDON. There is no remorse for telling on them. It's illegal in more ways than one, immoral out the wazoo, and they deserve what they got. You warned her a bazillion times and well, quite frankly, she acted like a...*cough* b-witch.

Yeah, no.