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.
Remember Yesterday is the sequel to the NYT Bestselling and RITA™ Award-winning book, Forget Tomorrow.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
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.
Thank you so much to Mrs. Dunn for today’s guest post:
YA Heroines Kick Butt
By Pintip Dunn
The heroes and heroines in young adult fiction are typically strong. This is, in part, because of the genre. To me, a YA story is characterized by the journey a protagonist takes in order to discovery who he or she really is. Most of the time, the character finds that he or she is stronger or braver or more resilient than he or she ever dreamed possible. This is the reason I read and write YA. This is why I love it.
But what does it mean to be strong? We are used to characters like Katniss and Tris who are physically strong and can hold their own in battle — the kind of strength that has traditionally been associated with males. But I think that strength can come in different forms, and YA heroines can also show their power by embracing characteristics that are traditionally considered “softer.”
My characters are a case in point.
Jessa, the heroine in REMEMBER YESTERDAY, was six years old in FORGET TOMORROW. Book 2 takes place ten years later, and she’s all grown up. Jessa is spunky. She loves extreme sports and lives her life to take risks — displaying those more physical characteristics. 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 the story, however, Jessa will come to understand her true worth. What the two sisters have in common is the deep, unconditional love they have for each other and the lengths they would go to in order to protect each other. It is this bond that drives nearly all of their actions, and it is this love that makes them strong.
YA heroines are a force to be reckoned with. I don’t think anyone would argue with that. But their power can be expressed in many ways, both, physical and emotional.
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 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.