This is a pretty negative book review. I, in no means, am intending to bash the author, or anything like that. The purpose of this review is just to share my opinions with other people, and that is all :)
Year Published: 2011
My Rating: 1.5/5 stars
found this book at the library, I thought I had discovered a hidden gem.
The premise looked ever so fascinating and original, the cover was
really well-done and fit with the theme, and the book felt like it was
brand new (something pretty darn special if it comes from the library).
Alas, I was wrongly mistaken, I had not discovered anything close to
gold, I had only discovered pyrite, "fool's gold". Along with pyrite,
the outside of this book looked ever so genuine, real, and amazing, but
what lay inside just did not do the exterior justice.
that aggravates me when reading a book is when the synopsis does not go
along with the actual plot. That was the case in Forgotten. And to add
another layer of aggravation: the plot made little sense. The author was
always switching to one subject to another, leaving loose ends hanging,
or starting up new subjects/events that were completely unnecessary. I
mean, you know a plot is bad when you are questioning the very purpose
of this book.
And let me tell you, Forgotten took
insta-love to a whole new level. Since London always forgets the day she
has lived, she also forgets about her boyfriend, Luke. So to remember
him, she writes notes about him, and what they have done together. I do
not know how London manages to repetitively fall madly in love with him EVERY SINGLE DAY
just by relying on the notes that she has wrote. It's completely
unrealistic, and anyways, their relationship had no chemistry at all.
I'm sorry London, but saying that he's hot and that he draws ears and
that he is "such a good kisser" does not make me feel like he's a guy
worth swooning for.
Another problem (out of the millions) that I
had with this book was the incapability to connect with the characters. I
absolutely felt no sort of sympathy for them, and honestly, they were
kind of fake. And all their conversations just felt a little awkward.
Something deep within this book just failed to click, and the result
from it came in the form of badly crafted characters.
goodness, was this book horribly structured... There were just too many
subjects overlapping with each other, creating a plot that was confusing
to read and almost impossible to like. A lot of events that happened in
this book were basically without any explanation, and lacked realism.
Ultimately, Forgotten unfortunately suffered the sad faith of a book wasted of its potentials.