Thursday, September 15, 2016

Remember Yesterday, by Pintip Dunn

Hey all! 

I just finished Remember Yesterday, by Pintip Dunn! 

Note: I recieved this as an eARC from Netgalley. This does not change my opinion of the book. 

Guys, I want to say something before I write up my review: I’ve read all 3 of Pintip Dunn’s ARCs so far, and they were each amazing. This is the second book in her Forget Tomorrow series, and it was just as amazing as the first one! Honestly, knowing some of you guys, you’ll really enjoy her work. It has a unique feel to it that is way underhyped! 

Here is my review for Forget Tomorrow, book one of this series. Also, here’s my link for The Darkest Lie, a YA contemporary mystery/thriller that really deserves to be on more bookshelves! 

I can’t get over the covers of this series!! 




"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.






THIS REVIEW WILL BE FULL OF SPOILERS FROM BOOK 1!!! 

Ok so just know that the blurb doesn’t say much about the book - it was so much cooler than that! 

So book one was all about Callie, and how she did everything in her power to both save her little sister, Jessa, and to prevent the invention of Future Memory, which she saw she would be a part of in the future. To do so, she injects poison into her heart, and thus dies. 

Remember Yesterday is about Jessa, ten years later. Future memory doesn’t exist anymore, and some people who received their memories in the past still have them. However, the whole town remembers Callie and her sacrifice. 

Jessa and Logan, Callies boyfriend, have an amazing relationship - in their mourning for Callie, they became almost like brother and sister - there for each other when they need to be. I really liked that! 

One of the characters, Tanner, starts off as being portrayed as a really annoying and conceited guy, who only cares for himself. But there’s so much more to him! Even though he’s a scientist - someone seen as a villain in the society - he genuinely cares about knowledge, discovery, and helping Jessa. 

Help Jessa? With what? In the book, there is a point in which she recieves a memory from someone who she believes is the Chairwoman’s daughter, the memory of a green and purple hallway. When she followes the ‘directions’ presented in the memory, she realizes that it wasn’t the chairwoman’s daughter sending the memories... but Callie. 

This sends her and Tanner on a whole adventure, trying to bring Callie, who is stuck in a coma, back to life. The adventure is full of time travel, risks and hiding, rebels and scientific discoveries. 

As a kid, Jessa was tortured and experimented on, because of her unique capabilities. This made her swear off any relation to any scientists, and gave her a profound hate for the Chairwoman, the villain of the story. Her main goal is to defeat her, to prevent the genocide Callie saw would happen. 

I don’t want to say too much more because it’s hard to say much about the plot without spoiling, but now I can go onto other things. 

THE FEEELLSSSSS! When you know what happens in the first book, just some thoughts of the characters, or what they say to each other, just makes you gasp in a wave of emotions that are either so super sweet or heartbreaking. Dunn really knows how to make people’s thoughts feel genuine. 

Jessa was a good character, but not in the conventional sense. She’s stubborn and idealistic, slightly selfish and jealous. But she’s also determined and brave, and wants to ultimately do what is right. She always feels like people loved Callie more than her, and that “The wrong sister died”. It’s nice to have a main character who’s not perfect in every sense. 

Tanner is highly misunderstood - even though he’s a scientist, he just wants to know how things work. He has a harsh, self-confident mask on him, that just Jessa manages to see through at times. 

The one thing that I feel could have been worked on are the peak moments - sometimes, such as (highlight) when callie wakes up, I feel like the emotions that Jessa thought/felt were real enough, but the entire reaction of the crowd around her was cut somewhat short. There were quite a few parts like this in this novel. There were also a few loose ends, but I don’t mind that too much - it’s quite obvious that there’s going to be book 3, so they’ll hopefully come together then! 

About that, I really need book 3! Like now! *-* And I need to find a way to get this series on my shelf, it’s amazing and beautiful! 

I’m giving this a 4/5 feathers! Go give it a try! 



This book comes out on the 4th of October! 




2 comments:

  1. Ack, I haven't read Forget Tomorrow yet, so I didn't read your review because of spoilers >.< But I really want to read this series! It sounds so great :)

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    1. Erika, my reading buddy, you should totally read this series! They’re super quick reads and easy to get into! :D

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