A Dystopian YA that revolves around the importance of receiving memories from your future self and what it means for the present time.
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian
Published November 3rd 2015 by Entangled: Teen
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Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.
It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes the hellish prison.
But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all.
| Imagine a far away world where it is normal for every seventeen year old to receive a memory from their futuristic self, it is meant to show them what path they end up taking in life to prepare them and also to nudge them in the proper direction, but what happens when the Government takes things a little too far? [because it’s always only a matter of time!]
Well! This novel has certainly led me to never want to see my future, that is for certain. Amidst this book, I found deep lines, lines that made me feel for the background characters, lines that make you wish for these characters that they never saw their small glimpse into the future.
Callie just received her memory and it isn’t a good one, in the future she kills her baby sister but doesn’t know why, so she thinks to turn herself in but she doesn’t know this: FumA [the government branch that handles the memories,] has their way of dealing with situations like this… But, much to her disbelief a friend from the past, Logan, shows up and it seems Fate would have other ideas.
Admittedly, this book took me a good while to finish, because although it is interesting the ideas were simply not fresh. It wasn’t fast paced, there were often moments of just stewing in Callie’s head as it is told in her point of view, she is often frantic [understandably so,] but it makes for a tantric read at some points. There also was a good number of situations that were simply not explained thoroughly and the way the relationship between Callie and Logan grew was not woven intricately enough for me.
It is, however, a unique read, in that, this book surrounds the idea of psychics being used in the future, the world has an Underground and they have sympathizers that aid them when they are in need of supplies.
At the ending of the book I was left blinking, there are so many things that lead up to this moment only to have it pan out in a way that you question everything. Which means that it sets up for the second book SPLENDIDLY.
So, if you’re a lover of all things Dystopian YA, check it out! I gave it 3.5 Savvy Crowns.
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion.
What is your ALL TIME favorite dystopian novel?