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Monday, October 17, 2016

Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn - Guest Post, Book Reviews & Giveaway

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Review by Suze
Callie is eagerly awaiting her seventeenth birthday. On that day she'll receive her future memory, a fragment of who or what she one day will become. This will help her to make the right choices, or at least that is what Callie thinks. When she finally gets to see her snippet of the future she discovers she will be a murderer, she will kill her beloved little sister Jessa. Callie can't live with this information and turns herself in. In prison she finds out she's in some kind of no-man's-land and she isn't sure she's made the right decision letting herself get captured.
Callie's childhood crush Logan is the one who helps her. He breaks Callie out of her prison cell. Logan has more information about future memories and psychic abilities. When Callie's finally at a safe distance from her tormentors she realizes her problems are far from over. There's so much she had no idea about and there's still so much left she doesn't know. She likes Logan, but feels he isn't telling her everything and wonders if being in the wilderness the right choice for her. If Callie wants to protect her sister, running as far away from her as she possibly can might not be the proper course of action. Is there still time to make things right?
Callie is a sweetheart. She's truly pure and there's no badness inside her. That is why she has no idea why she would kill her sister. She has some time to figure it out though and I was intrigued by her story from the start. Logan is a kind and caring boy. He's fighting against many demons and there's a lot going on inside of his mind that Callie has no idea about. They have to grow up quickly because there's so much that's being asked of them. Pintip Dunn writes about her main characters in a fantastic gripping way and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen to them.
Forget Tomorrow is a fascinating adrenaline rush. The intelligent plot and fast-paced action are a good combination. Pintip Dunn's world building skills are amazing. I loved her vivid and lively descriptions and could easily picture the time and place she's written about. There are many unexpected twists and turns and the ending is spectacular. I enjoyed reading this thrilling rollercoaster ride very much.

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Review by Suze
Jessa is against scientists. After what she's been through she thinks all of them are bad. Her psychic abilities are rare and very special, so they've treated her like a study object in the past and Jessa never want this to happen again. Her past experiences traumatized her and she doesn't think science can ever fascinate her. That changes when she gets to know Tanner. Tanner is a brilliant scientist and knows it too. Though Jessa finds him arrogant and unlikable she's interested in him as well. What she doesn't know is that their futures are linked.
Jessa has to right a wrong and she can't do this on her own. Tanner is the person she needs, but he's keeping secrets and he's a scientist, so Jessa isn't sure if she can trust him. When everything in her world is different from what she thought it's time for her to reconsider. Maybe the boy Jessa hates so much is the best ally she can possibly have.
Jessa likes taking risks and she's a brave and bold girl. She acts impulsively sometimes, which often gets her in trouble. She will do anything for the people she loves. I loved reading about Callie's sister and their stories are equally interesting. It was fun to see both the similarities and the differences between them. Jessa is just like her sister when it comes to love, when she falls she falls hard. Tanner is a boy with a complex history and I was intrigued from the start. I enjoyed the conversations he has with Jessa. They have good chemistry and I liked reading about their deepening connection.
Remember Yesterday is another action-packed story. I loved Pintip Dunn's smart thinking about time loops and sending memories from the past. It's clear she has thought things through and she explains them in a clear and understandable way. Her world is intriguing and the plans that are being made are intricate and always thoroughly described. There's a surprising ending once more that makes me eager to continue reading the series. I loved Remember Yesterday, it's an incredibly clever story.
About Pintip Dunn

Pintip 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 Journal.

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.

Guest post

The top 10 authors that influenced or inspired my writing
by Pintip Dunn

1. Louisa May Alcott. I read LITTLE WOMEN as a kid, and this was the first time I wanted to rewrite the ending of a book! Cleary, Jo should have ended up with Laurie!

2. L.M. Montgomery. Ah, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. I was passionately in love with this series, and Gilbert Blythe was my very first book boyfriend (although I didn't know what that was at the time).

3. Ernest Hemingway. I studied English literature in college, and my next three entries are the authors who had the most profound impact on me and my writing during this time. Hemingway taught me about white space, dialogue, and using grammar as a way to emphasize and reinforce story structure.

4. Gertrude Stein taught me that you can be as creative with sentence structure and syntax as you are with story. The rules are there for a reason, but once you understand them, they can -- and should -- be broken.

5. Jane Austen. I used to read all of her books, every year, for a number of years. She is brilliant not only in her writing and social observation, but also in evoking deep emotion in the reader.

6. Orson Scott Card. I've read nearly all of his science fiction books, starting with ENDER’S GAME. He was probably the author who created and cemented my love of science fiction.

7. Suzanne Collins. THE HUNGER GAMES changed my life. Literally. It was the first time I was introduced to the YA genre, and as soon as I read that book, I knew I had found my home.

8. Stephenie Meyer. THE HOST is 800 pages long. I started crying on page 200 and didn't stop for 600 more pages. The book showed me the kind of story I wanted to write: a super cool science-fiction world, but with heart.

9. Gillian Flynn. I'd read lots of other thrillers/mystery/suspense before, but GONE GIRL made me actually want to write it.

10. J.K. Rowling. What list can be complete without HARRY POTTER? I once answered a question of which book I would save out of a burning library with this series. Harry has been such an influence in all of our lives, including my daughter's. I think J.K. Rowling taught me that creativity is limitless, and it made me understand that I never outgrew stories for children -- and I hope I never will.

Book Title: Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, #2)
Author: Pintip Dunn
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Genre: YA Sci Fi
Publisher: Entangled Teen


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.

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Remember Yesterday is the sequel to the NYT Bestselling and RITA™ Award-winning book, Forget Tomorrow.

Imagine a world where your destiny has already been 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 prison. The only person who can help is her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn't spoken to in five years.

Logan breaks her free, but can she trust him? He's almost the same boy she remembers, but now he's a whole lot hotter. And he's got his own past to deal with. Callie's falling for him, fast, but she soon learns he has secrets of his own. Secrets that mean they can never be together.

Now, Callie's on the run not only from the government, but also from her fate. If she wants any hope of a future with Logan, she must find a way to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all -- herself.
One very lucky winner will receive a limited, annotated hardcover of Forget Tomorrow

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  1. My favorite character, so far, from the Forget Tomorrow world is Callie!

  2. It sounds like an amazing book and I adore Callie's character!

  3. Given that this is a new author to me, it would be exciting to read Remember Yesterday after I read Forget Tomorrow. I like to read series books, in order, so I'm not starting in the middle of a plot not knowing who the 'players' are, and what the plot is :)

  4. Most excited about reading this! I haven't read anything by Pintip...yet! :)

  5. I love Callie's character.

  6. I have not read this series. But as soon as I saw the cover is what drew me in and I can't wait to start this series.

  7. I haven't read this series, but both of these blurbs make me eager to!

  8. I haven;t had the chance to read it but it looks very interesting

  9. I haven't read this series, but looking at that gorgeous cover makes me eager to read it!!!

  10. I haven't read this series. I've always wanted to be psychic, so that's the reason I want to read it!

  11. I haven't read the series but it looks great and I'm looking forward to it.

  12. For me it's as simple as wanting to experience the excellent writing of Pintip Dunn I've been hearing/reading a good lot about! Thanks for this chance, Kara S