Only that's not possible.
Gwyn lives in the last city of men, where memories are made through repetition and yesterday is forgotten with the reset.
The world has peace, what's left of it anyway. Peace that ha ...more
No one is supposed to be able to retain information from day to day, their brains are 'reset' as they sleep each night. The reasoning behind this stems from the belief that if the population doesn't have their imaginations they can't cause ...more
How can I review without giving away anything??? Let me try =)
Amazingly different, definitely futurist and totally addicting, Tara is my all-time favorite author. Imaginations adds to her long list of incredible books.
Living life day after day, without any memory of the day before, that's the life Gywn leads. But she's always had vivid imaginations of things she's certain have happened.
Green eyes haunt her dreams and quickly become reality and they show h ...more
Holy moly. Was this a book or a train wreck?
Imaginations really doesn't know what it wants to be. Romance, dystopian, post-apocalypse, sci-fi, (view spoiler)[aliens (hide spoiler)]. To give you a better picture, it's a little bit of Matched, a dash of Possession, and a pinch of (view spoiler)[ Whispers in Autumn (hide spoiler)], and wah-la! You now have Imaginations!! It honestly is the jack of all trades, except you normally use that phrase with a something that's positiv ...more
This book reads like a teenager wrote it & it's their rough draft, never before edited. It feels so rough & jumbled.. Like ideas thrown together. The premise was so awesome, so full of promise-every day you wake up is a completely new day, every night you fall asleep you 'reset' & fo ...more
I can't help it but I like weird stuff and this book fits into the weird category in a good way. I have to find out more about the lady in the bl ...more
I read a lot of dystopian style books and the plot for this one is unique. The story was interesting since I read it in one sitting. The author did OK with character development. Since they don't remember the day be for its a lot of repetitive thought in the first half of the book for the main character. Got a little violent in the last quarter and it looks like the sequel will have more. Over all 4* good beach day read. Makes you think what would happen if we forgot yesterday everyday
That being said, I think it could use a little more editing to make the analogies more clear. I often found them a little redundant or wondering where the comparison came from. The descriptions and dialogue tended to be simplistic, but I think that may have been intentional based on the plot of the story. The memories of the characters were reset on a daily basis, so they had to start eve ...more
A friend wanted to do a buddy read with this book. She made it to 19%, I made it to 32%. I just can't manage to keep reading.
From the reviews, I see all sorts of weird things are going on. Someone please spoil us and tell us what happens? Thanks.
The writing caliber isn't YA. It's more preteen Disney - way too simple; way too stiffly Pollyanna; and way too childish in context, structure, and grammar. Examples...
"It was the strangest hallway ever." "Frank clapped his hands." "I shook my head." "I blinked again." "He was being very forward with me." "I shall ensure my vest matches."I swallowed." "She laughed." "I frowned." "She smil ...more
I warn you there are spoilers.
This is yet another take on dystopian societies now extremely popular in the young adult genre. I’ll be frank: I hated the book. I could’ve have overlooked the poor sentence construction (even with the countless errors I wasn’t looking for) or the overuse of “nodded” (my kindle says it was used 297 times) but the awful characterization and egregious world building is unforgivable.
I went from tolerating the main character, Gwyn, to outright disliking her. In...more
Living in a world where you never remember yesterday, Gwyn is perfectly ok with only the promise of a New day and forgetting yesterday. Forgetting pain, anger and hatred. Forgetting the mistakes that were made. Forgetting everything except for what she is conditioned to remember. This is how society is now in The Last City of Men.
You are not supposed to remember things unless they want you to, you are not to have imaginations about anything. Every night when the city goes ...more
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Needless to say, mine saved me. After it got me into trouble first, that is. That's the problem with a vivid imagination, all the lies you tell.
According to my age, I am meant to be a responsible adult, but it isn't going well at all. I would still head off to ...more