Wednesday, November 16, 2016

0 The Power of a Passage

Today we're delighted to welcome Pintip Dunn, author of REMEMBER YESTERDAY, to the blog to share her five favorite passages from her newest novel!

My 5 Favorite Passages in REMEMBER YESTERDAY

I had such a blast writing this book, not only because I had a chance to revisit all of my favorite characters from FORGET TOMORROW, but also because I got to explore little Jessa's story, who is now sixteen.

Jessa was such a fascinating character for me to write. She's grown up with a tremendous amount of guilt over her sister's sacrifice, and I loved seeing how she forges her own path from underneath her sister's shadow. Oh, and she also has a swoony relationship, with Tanner, who might just be my favorite hero.

I'd love to share with you my five favorite passages from REMEMBER YESTERDAY (without giving away any spoilers!)

1. "This is who you are. Accept it. Perhaps your sister was able to fight Fate. But you will never be able to fight your very nature." 

A weariness descends on me, one that goes beyond my bones to the molecules themselves. Maybe it's from the infection. More likely, it's from this guilt I've been lugging around like the hydration packs seen into my hoverjerseys. She's right. This is who I am. 

Poor Jessa! This is the crux of her struggle. It is a different battle than the one her sister Callie fought in FORGET TOMOMRROW, but in my mind, it is just as worthy. I still can’t decide which battle I think is more difficult! 

2. I see a lean, chiseled jaw and soft, kissable lips. Tousled black hair brushing up against dark eyes framed with thick lashes. But the eyes don't pierce through me. Instead, they' me.

Oh, good Fates. Was I actually checking out Tanner Callahan? What in Limbo is the matter with me?

This passage just makes me smile. Jessa is so determined to keep this scientist-boy at arm's length because of her deep-seated hatred of the scientists. Little does she know just how impossible this task will turn out to be… 

3. Our lips are inches apart. Time blends together. You couldn't move me from this spot if the world were crashing down around us.

"I thought I wasn't your type," I whisper.

"You're not," he says. "But for the fate of our world, I'm willing to make sacrifice."

I adore this quote! Not only does it display Tanner in all of his arrogance, but it also showcases the themes of fate and determinism that is so central in this series. 

4. Tears drip onto his face. Such small bits of moisture for such a large man, and yet, each drop gathers in my lungs, suffocating me. You don't need an ocean in order to drown. Sometimes an inch of bathwater is all it takes.

I promised no spoilers, so I will just say that the "large man" referenced here is one of my favorite secondary characters from FORGET TOMORROW -- Zed. I'll also say that in this series, every vision of the future that the characters receive will be played out, in one way or the other, before the series' end. 

5. One flap of a butterfly's wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world. The killing of a single moth in the prehistoric era can set the world on an entirely different trajectory. A single action, no matter how small, may cause ripples that extend far into the future.

Ah, here's the reason for the book cover, which features those gorgeous butterfly wings! The books in this series deal a lot with time and time travel, and what this quote gets at is the idea that a single, tiny action can change...everything. We get a glimpse of this idea in FORGET TOMORROW, but it is explored in much more depth in REMEMBER YESTERDAY. I find this concept endlessly fascinating.


Remember Yesterday
by Pintip Dunn
Entangled: TeenReleased 10/04/2016

The sequel to the sci-fi hit Forget Tomorrow is a twisting, turning roller-coaster ride—the perfect sci-fi futuristic read.

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.

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.

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