Review: Seize Today by Pintip Dunn || An Explosive Conclusion

Title: Seize Today
Author: Pintip Dunn
Series: Forget Tomorrow trilogy, book 3
Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 300 pages, Ebook
Published: October 3rd, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

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Blurb (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old precognitive Olivia Dresden is an optimist. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can literally see the path to goodness in each person—if only he or she would make the right decision. No one is more conflicted than her mother, Chairwoman Dresden, and Olivia is fiercely loyal to the woman her mother could be.

But when the Chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, a boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia is forced to reevaluate her notions of love and faith. With Ryder’s help, Olivia must come to terms with who her mother is in the present—and stop her before she destroys the world.


This book was by far the best in this trilogy!!! It was freeeeeaking awesome! The journey throughout the whole book was quite unpredictable and I really, really enjoyed the ride though the ending was unexpected but it was definitely an explosive conclusion to this trilogy. You can read my review of book 1: Forget Tomorrow, here and book 2: Remember Yesterday, here.

*Spoilerish for those who haven’t read the previous books in this series yet.*

Olivia Dresden has mostly lived her life in isolation clinging to the “good image” of her mother of her visions but she has only met the cold-hearted one in reality. But when her mother brings in Ryder Russel, a boy fated in her destiny, she is forced to reconsider her decision about everything before everything goes up in smoke and they fade away. Literally.

One of the interesting fact about this book is the three books of this trilogy has 3 different narrators and we have Olivia, the villain a.k.a the Chairwoman’s daughter as the narrator of Seize Today and I loved her even more than Callie! We have had glimpses of Olivia in the first two books but in this book, we finally got to see the things her way and I immediately loved her and I just wanted to protect that smol baby bean!

The plot of this book was unpredictable and it kept me on the edge throughout the book, especially when the stakes were so high. A new virus is affecting everyone and slowly everyone will simply start to fade away but the Chairwoman’s company has the only solution but it comes at a much higher price and then there’s Olivia has never stepped out in the outside world and with Ryder, she is forced to step out of her comfort zone and I really liked how she handled everything. Olivia is someone who has precognition, that is, she can see the possible pathways one might take in the future but the results often surprised her, she was such a fascinating character. The chemistry between Olivia and Ryder was instant and I loved that connection between them, I seriously loved those two together. The romance was a little whirlwind but I was absolutely in for it!

We have the whole team in this book, Callie is there, even Jessa and together they had to face the Chairwoman. They formed a great team but despite everything, the only one who could make a difference was Olivia and oh she did… I still had a tiny hope for the Chairwoman just like Olivia but her vision was just too twisted. In her way, she was right but she couldn’t see how wrong she actually was. The thing she did that at the end shocked me to no ends, I was not prepared for that but at least it was something. You’ll know what I mean when you read the book. The plot twist was also awesome!! This book was jam-packed with action and there was never a dull moment. 

Overall, Seize Today was a fantastic read. I couldn’t keep the book down and finished it in two sittings. Although the ending was a little bittersweet, but the plot was executed neatly and I absolutely loved the characters! The writing was beautiful and smooth and it was fast-paced throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Interview with Pintip Dunn: Author of the Forget Tomorrow series || Blog Tour

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Welcome to my tour stop of Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn hosted by Chapter by Chapter. You can view the full tour schedule here.


I got the wonderful opportunity to interview the author of the Forget Tomorrow series. I loved Forget Tomorrow and Remember Yesterday. Remember Yesterday, i.e. book 2 in this series just released this month and it was such an amazing read. Without further ado, I present you the interview of Pintip Dunn-

Interview

Before we begin with the questions I would like to welcome you to my little blog.

Thank you so much! I’m absolutely delighted to be here!

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a lawyer-turned-mother-turned-writer. I graduated from Harvard, with an A.B. in English, and then received my J.D. from Yale Law School. My first novel,FORGET TOMORROW, was published last year, and I’m thrilled to say that it won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book and hit the New York Times bestselling list. My other books include THE DARKEST LIE, my newly released REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and my upcoming novella, BEFORE TOMORROW.

I live with my husband and three kids in Maryland.

2. What do you love the most about writing?

There is so much turbulence inside of me as if my mind was made up of tectonic plates, and the masses were constantly pushing, pushing, pushing against one another. However, when I write, the motion ceases. I feel a piece of my soul clicking into place, and I know that I am closest to my true self when I’m writing.

3. What was the hardest thing to write in Remember Yesterday?

Weeelll…there wasn’t one particular scene but multiple scenes in REMEMBER YESTERDAY that were hard. I cried during the entire second half of writing this book. Not because it was difficult to write but because it was so emotional for me. These characters really took my heart and wrung it out. This has never happened to me in writing a book before. (And I’ve written six that will be published and three before that!) I usually cry at least once or twice during the writing of a book. In fact, I don’t feel like I reach the heart of a book unless I get a little teary. But this time was just waterworks. The characters mean that much to me.

4. What is the thing you love most about the protagonist, Jessa Stone in Remember Yesterday ?

Jessa was six years old in FORGET TOMORROW, and now it’s ten years later, and she’s all grown up. What I love most about Jessa is her spunk. She loves extreme sports — extreme anything, really — and lives her life to take risks. At the same time, however, she harbors an intense hatred of the scientists and secretly feels like she is unworthy. She’s grown up in the shadows of her sister’s actions, and she must find a way to break free from that and prove her worth — to herself.

I think she’s quite a different character from Callie (my heroine from FORGET TOMORROW) — or at least, she perceives herself to be. Everyone sees Callie as selfless, kind, generous. In contrast, Jessa thinks of herself as a brat who can’t get along with her mother and spends her time risking her neck doing stupid stunts.

In the course of this story, however, Jessa will come to understand her true strength. What the two sisters have in common, and what makes them both great characters is the deep, unconditional love they have for each other and the lengths they would go through for each other.

5. If you could spend your time with any one of the characters from Forget Tomorrow or Remember Yesterday, who would you choose and why?

I’d love to spend time with Tanner, the hero from Remember Yesterday. He’s cute, smart, and arrogant, but with a hidden streak of selflessness. I find him really amusing, and I think it would be a blast to hang out with him!

6. What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Persevere. The path to publication can be a long and hard road. But the difference between an unpublished and published writer is that the published writer didn’t give up.

It was great having you on my blog today! Thank you so much and I wish you much success in the future.

Thank you so much for having me! It was a pleasure to be here!


Book Info:

Title: Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, book 2)
Author: Pintip Dunn
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, [YA]
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Blurb (from Goodreads):Sixteen-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 ten years ago, the scientists kidnapped and experimented on her, leading to severe ramifications for her sister, Callie. She’d much rather break into their labs and sabotage their research—starting with Tanner Callahan, budding scientist and the boy she loathes most at school.

The past isn’t what she assumed, though—and neither is Tanner. He’s not the arrogant jerk she thought he was. And his research opens the door to the possibility that Jessa can rectify a fatal mistake made ten years earlier. She’ll do anything to change the past and save her sister—even if it means teaming up with the enemy she swore to defeat.

You can read my review of Remember Yesterday, here.

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Title: Forget Tomorrow (Forget Tomorrow, book 1)

Blurb (from Goodreads):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.

Callie herself.

You can read my review of Forget Tomorrow, here.


Author Bio:

PicsArt_1447241194233Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journel.

Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. Her debut novel, Forget Tomorrow, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. Her other novels include The Darkest Lie and the forthcoming Remember Yesterday.

She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.

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Review: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

Title: Remember Yesterday

Author: Pintip Dunn

Series: Forget Tomorrow trilogy, book 2

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 400 pages, Ebook

Published: October 4th 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Blurb (from Goodreads):

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.


USEEEEEEEEEI was very excited to read the sequel in the Forget Tomorrow trilogy since I read book 1 and I am so glad to say it didn’t disappoint in any way! This was a fast-paced and thrilling ride which I greatly enjoyed! You can read my review of book 1, Forget Tomorrowhere. It’ll be damn hard to write this review without disclosing any spoilers but here goes…

Ten years have passed since the incidents happened in Jessa’s life. She is one of the most valuable citizens in Eden City but she doesn’t want to work with the scientists who experimented on her as a child all those years ago. When Jessa discovers a shocking truth that can change her life, she decides to take a leap of faith but that means aligning herself with the boy she hates the most. Will Jessa be successful in her mission or will it complicate her world more than ever?

When book 1 ended, I was pretty shocked that it ended just like that! Surprisingly I remembered all the key ingredients of that book when usually I struggle to remember details if the sequel comes out even a few months later. Nonetheless, the plot of Remember Yesterday was just was interesting as book 1. We get to learn more about Jessa, Callie’s sister in this book. She has grown with up the underground family and I immediately liked her.

I loved how fast paced this book was. It made it quite hard to put it down and I was awake reading it until 4 am. When the truth was revealed I jumped in joy because I firmly believed that it would happen and I am soo glad I did, otherwise I would have been mighty disappointed. Some facts were a bit repetitive which I found a bit dull but other than that it was a pretty perfect read.

Jessa was a great character, I loved her character growth throughout the book. Tanner was a bit of a mysterious guy, I knew I was going to fall in love with him eventually and I did. Their chemistry was undeniable and I loved the romance between them! The other characters played an equally important role and I loved how things tied up with everybody.

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The twists and turns were equally present in this book as well and I loved it. The ending was pretty sudden but I understood its purpose and now I am sooo excited for the next book!!

Overall, Remember Yesterday was a great read! I loved how the plot was executed and the characters were well fleshed out. The romance between Tanner and Jessa was a bit angsty, exactly how I loved! The writing was beautiful and smooth. I am so looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn – Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my tour stop of Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.


Author: Pintip Dunn

Tittle: Forget Tomorrow

Series: Forget Tomorrow trilogy, book 1

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Trigger Warning: Mention of rape

Page Count and Format: 400 pages, Ebook

Published: November 3rd 2015 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for this blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

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 beloved and gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested, treated viciously, 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 this 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— Callie, herself.


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HOW CAN IT END JUST LIKE THAT?! This was my first reaction after finishing this book as I shed a few tears. I’m in dire need of book 2 and I want to see what happens next! This book was great read with a refreshing concept and a great set of characters. I really enjoyed reading it!

Forget Tomorrow is set in a futuristic dystopian world where many advanced scientific technologies have made it possible to view a glimpse of the future. Everybody on their seventeenth birthday receives their future memory so that it’ll be able to guide them to their envisioned careers. Callie is excited as well as nervous because she thinks her future memory might not show her as a manual cook which she wants to be. When she finally sees her future memory, it shakes her to the core because she finds herself murdering her little sister whom she loves dearly.

The plot was indeed refreshing and unique. Callie gives herself up and gets arrested after receiving her future memory thinking that if she stays here then she can prevent that incident from occurring. But what she discovers is horrifying and with the help of her childhood crush Logan she escapes the prison. The concept of seeing the future and strictly working according to it to fulfill it creeped me because c’mon it their government was clearly taking away the choices of the people. I liked the plot twist but it didn’t exactly slam me in the face. The world building was really great although only sometimes I found a few things a bit confusing. I found Harmony quite interesting, the underground society where the people with bad memories came to take refuge, I definitely look forward to read some more about it.

Callie was an awsome character, from the moment she found what she was going to do in the future she did everything possible to alter that from coming true. She took a great amount of risks in the process. She was indeed a great sister to Jessa. Logan was definitely swoon worthy. He and Callie used to friends and after five long years they reconnected once again. He made sure never to make any mistakes that he did in the past, he was always there beside Callie, helping her in every way possible. I enjoyed the romance between them, it was really cute! The side characters were interesting as well and added depth into the story.

The writing was simple and beautiful, laced with witty dialogues and humour. I enjoyed reading Callie’s inner monologues, they were quite funny sometimes, specially regarding the situation. The pace was fast though I felt it was a little slow on some portions. Other than that, I really enjoyed the writing as it sucked me into the book and I didn’t want to stop reading.

Overall, Forget Tomorrow was an intriguing read with a great plot, a unique concept and awsome characters. The plot was executed perfectly and sort of ended with a cliffhanger. This book was filled with action, adventure and suspense and I enjoyed every moment of it. The romance between Callie and Logan was really sweet and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more about these two. The writing was smooth and the pace was fast throughout the book. I really cannot wait to read the next book in this series, specially after the way it ended.

Recommend it?

Definitely yes!


Author Bio:

PicsArt_1447241194233When my first-grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered.
I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D. at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.

I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. I’m a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network.

I live with my husband and children in Maryland.

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