Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Review: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn (Blog Tour Stop!)

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Title: Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow #2)
Author: Pintip Dunn
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Science Fiction

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

The sequel to the sci-fi hit Forget Tomorrow is a twisting, turning roller-coaster ride—the perfect sci-fi futuristic read.

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries -- if only she'd let TechRA study her. But after they kidnapped and experimented on her as a child, cooperating with the scientists is the last thing Jessa would do.

But when she discovers the past isn't what she assumed, Jessa must join forces with budding scientist Tanner Callahan to rectify a fatal mistake made ten years ago. She'll do anything to change her past -- even if it means aligning herself with the enemy she swore to defeat.

I'm so excited to be part of this blog tour! I had seen a few quotes/excerpts in the weeks leading up to the release of Remember Yesterday, and I knew it was going to be a great read. I wasn't disappointed!

Jessa had quite a rough early life on this Earth, with her sister presumed to be dead, her father stuck somewhere in time, her mother struggling to cope with the same losses, and the scientists constantly wanting to study her due to her psychic abilities. It doesn't take long for the story to get interesting, with a strange vision leading Jessa to a revelation that changes her life.

I enjoyed the interactions between Jessa and Tanner. He is painted as an arrogant jerk when he is first introduced, but it's pretty obvious that all is not as it seems. He was extremely caring and intelligent, and had a strange connection with Jessa that doesn't make sense until towards the end of the novel. When it all comes together it's such an awesome feeling, seeing how everything is interconnected. Since the book does involve a bit of time travel, the "butterfly effect" is a real concern, thus the gorgeous cover for Remember Yesterday! 

I am so glad this didn't include a love triangle like so many other novels. I don't mind them occasionally, but it seems like a lot of YA reads fall back on this tactic. I briefly thought it might go that route, since Jessa seemed very close to her best friend Ryder before meeting and falling for Tanner. I guess that's what happens when you assume; in retrospect, she never gave any indication that she saw Ryder as anything other than a best friend, almost like a brother.

I did find myself to be just a little lost at times while reading. Obviously, it would have been beneficial to read Forget Tomorrow (book 1 in the series) first, which would have given me more background to make things less confusing. I don't want you to think that the author just assumed everyone read the books in order; she put enough detail in to be able to read and enjoy this book, and understand what had happened/was happening for the most part. If you want to dive right into book 2, you'll still get engrossed in the storyline and characters. Knowing what I know now, though, I would love to go back and read book 1 to see how it all started.

I loved the world author Pintip Dunn created, and it really puts things into perspective. For example, on the topic of scientific discoveries and technological advances- just because we can do something, doesn't mean we should, and some of these things could have real consequences for us all. If people were able to see into their future, as is discussed in this book, you can see how it would limit people. 

I had a great time reading Remember Yesterday. I love the concept of time travel and psychic abilities, and in this I got both elements. I will most definitely be reading Forget Tomorrow at some point, to see how the whole journey started. 

If you would like to learn more about author Pintip Dunn, please visit her website and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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