Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Seize Today (Forget Tomorrow #3) by Pintip Dunn
Seize Today is the third and final book in the Forget Tomorrow series by Pintip Dunn. I am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour as I absolutely loved every single one of these books and I hope you check them out! In today’s post I share all the book and series information, an excerpt, my spoiler-free review, as well as a tour-wide giveaway!
The third book in the New York Times bestselling and RITA®-award-winning Forget Tomorrow series is a thrilling conclusion to an epic trilogy.
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.
“Are you sifting through my possible pathways?” he asks, his voice husky.
I freeze. But if I’m a block of ice, his fingers do their job, tracing my lips again and again until I melt. “How…how do you know?”
“Your eyes,” he says. “They dilate when you’re reaching into the future. I’m starting to learn when you’re not here.”
I blink. Nobody’s ever told me that before.
“You…noticed?” I ask.
“I notice everything about you,” he says easily. “So, tell me. What did you see in our possible futures?” His voice is low and liquid, and it reaches inside me and caresses parts I didn’t know existed. “What did I do? More importantly, what did you like?”
Heat floods my face. “What, exactly, are we talking about?”
“I don’t know.” His eyes gleam wickedly. “What do you think we’re talking about?”
“Future pathways,” I snap. If I have to electro-whip my attention back on track, I’ll do it, damn the Fates. “I see everything from me slapping you to…” I trail off, and my cheeks flame even hotter. Oh my. I can’t possibly put into words the images flying through my head like a hailstorm.
“Now I’m really intrigued.” He moves his hand to my hair, tugging slightly. I feel the tension all the way to my toes. “Are you really not going to tell me? Because, you know, then I’ll have to guess.”
“I’m not going to tell you,” I whisper.
His lips curve in a mischievous grin that makes me want to tuck him in my pocket and keep him forever. And then, while I’m still reeling from his cuteness, he leans in.
I’m not ready. My mouth is partway open, and I’m in the middle of a breath. He kisses me anyway. I shut my mouth in a hurry. Lips, so soft. His back and shoulders, so hard. Holy Fates, that was his tongue. His tongue, slipping between my teeth. Sparks. So many sparks, igniting in the air around us.
“How’s this?” he whispers against my mouth. “Did you see this in our future?”
I nod helplessly.
He moves closer, scooping me up and shifting me on the mattress so that he can lie next to me. Our foreheads touch; so do our knees. “And this? Was this in some of our pathways?”
I nod again, but that doesn’t seem to satisfy him anymore. His eyes intent on mine, he catches my lower lip between his teeth. “Do you like it?”
Do I like it? What kind of question is that?
I’ve tasted every emotion in our world. I know the sorrow a mother feels when she clasps her deceased baby to her chest. I know the pride of a gold-star athlete when he stands on a podium and accepts North Amerie’s highest honor. I know the rage that silences the heart of a murderer as he cuts short another’s life.
I even know kisses—hot, frenzied, passionate, fumbling, sweet, aching, innocent kisses. I’ve seen them all in other people’s futures, thousands of kisses, millions of kisses, as varied as the pathways themselves.
And yet…and yet…I’ve felt nothing like kissing Ryder. Even the vision of this moment itself.
So, yeah, I like it. It scares me how much I like it.
Publication: November 3rd, 2015; Entangled Teen
A New York Times bestseller!
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.
Publication: October 4th, 2016; Entangled Teen
Follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel, Forget Tomorrow!
Would you change the past to protect your future?
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 a decade 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.
Publication: October 31st, 2016; Entangled Teen
Purchase: Amazon – FREE
Prequel to the New York Times bestselling novel, Forget Tomorrow!
In a world where all seventeen-year-olds receive a memory from their future selves, Logan Russell’s vision is exactly as he expects—and exactly not. He sees himself achieving his greatest wish of becoming a gold-star swimmer, but strangely enough, the vision also shows him locking eyes with a girl from his past, Callie Stone, and experiencing an overwhelming sense of love and belonging.
Logan’s not sure what the memory means, but soon enough, he learns that his old friend Callie is in trouble. She’s received an atypical memory, one where she commits a crime in the future. According to the law, she must be imprisoned, even though she’s done nothing wrong. Now, Logan must decide if he’ll give up his future as a gold-star swimmer and rescue the literal girl of his dreams. All he’ll have to do is defy Fate.
*possible minor spoilers from previous books in series[book rating=5/5]
“Would you rather live a long, uneventful life, or seize the moment and leave this world in flames?”
Wow! Seize Today is a thrilling ending to this outstanding sci-fi, dystopian trilogy, and each book got better and better and exceeded my imagination and expectations! I can’t even explain how intense and exciting this book was to read. I was constantly doing whatever I could to get back to reading and I am positive I could have read this non-stop if life wasn’t so pesky.
Each installment has ended on quite a cliffhanger and each new book starts with a different narrator. At first, I was unsure of these other narrators, but now it is exactly what makes each book so much more exciting than the last. Each book is intrinsically connected to the last and all of the characters play extremely important roles in every book. So even though the narrator is changing the story is very much progressing forward and you feel connected to each and every character you meet throughout the series.
Olivia is a character I think everyone can connect with on some level. Her life has been filled with pain and yet she still has faith and hope in the people whom she encounters. Olivia is the only true precognitive in this world, she can see and feel other people’s future pathways, which means she can also experience them. Each person has many paths depending on which actions they choose to take and Olivia can see and predict the most logical end points. Olivia is also Chairwoman Dresden’s daughter, and she hates what her mother has done. She can see that there are always good choices within her mother, but she never seems to follow those paths.
Olivia believes that Jessa is the key to saving the world, and stopping her mother, so in the previous book, she convinces her to leave her family and the Underground resistance, to be her mother’s assistant to help dismantle FuMA from the inside. What Olivia doesn’t know is how important she is in these world ending events. Olivia feels that she is a shadow and she is only there to help observe and see which paths bring them to the end. Until Ryder is captured. Ryder is from the Underground and was Jessa’s best friend growing up. He is forced to receive his future memory and then he is forever entangled with Olivia’s path.
I don’t know how Pintip does it, but the romance literally made my heart flutter. And don’t take that the wrong way, it is a very clean romance. Just the anticipation and the emotions, I could literally feel them! Her writing gets better and more engaging with every book I have read & I can’t wait to read what she is working on next. I am sad to leave this world behind, but I am completely satisfied with how it ends. This book has so many emotions within these pages, and I had so many feelings. Like seriously, I think my eyes teared up on more than a few occasions.
All of our questions are answered and even though some aspects we are expecting (because we have seen these future memories before), and other events that unfold are completely shocking, I absolutely loved putting it all together for a thrilling conclusion to this series. Seize Today is action packed, captivating, emotional, and satisfying…highly recommend for sci-fi dystopian fans!
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’s debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. In addition, it is a finalist for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, the Japanese Sakura Medal, and the MASL Truman Award. THE DARKEST LIE was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other books include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, the novella BEFORE TOMORROW, and GIRL ON THE VERGE. She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at www.pintipdunn.com
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