Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future. Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.
Today I would like to welcome Cat Patrick and her new debut YA novel Forgotten. You can see my review here.
How would you describe Forgotten?
FORGOTTEN is the story of London Lane, a teen girl who “remembers” her future instead of her past, and all of the challenges—and mysteries—associated with having that condition.
Which of your characters do you feel you relate to the most and why?
London, probably because I know her best. She’s the smart, mature teen I wish I’d been.
Were you a reader in your teen years and if so, who was your favorite author?
I’d love to say yes, but unfortunately, I mainly read what was required as a teen. That said, I did enjoy much of what was required—specifically I wrote a term paper on Ray Bradbury after being inspired by many of his works.
What one 2011 release are you most looking forward to reading this year?
Just one? That’s tough! I guess I’d have to say “The Future of Us,” co-written by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. I love “13 Reasons Why,” and basically all of Carolyn Mackler’s books, so I’m really excited about their literary mash-up.
Are you currently in the process of writing a sequel or newer book?
I’m not planning on a sequel to FORGOTTEN because I think the ending suits the story. Like London’s future, the ending isn’t set in stone; like London’s outlook, the ending is hopeful. I like that readers get to use their imaginations a bit.
My second book will be out June 2012, and I’m in the process of writing a third. Stay tuned for more on my second book soon!
When I first heard that there was not going to be a sequel to Forgotten. I was upset at first, but then I understood where Cat was coming from and I completely agree :]
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