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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review: Future Imperfect

Title: Future Imperfect
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Science Fiction/Fantasy
Author: K. Ryer Breese
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Book: Won on Library Thing

"Ade Patience can see the future and it's destroying his life. When the seventeen-year-old Mantlo High School student knocks himself unconscious, he can see days and decades into his own future. Ade's the best of Denver's "divination" underground and eager to join the heralded Mantlo Diviners, a group of similarly enabled teens. Yet, unlike the Diviners, Ade Patience doesn't see the future out of curiosity or good will; Ade gives himself concussions because he's addicted to the high, the Buzz, he gets when he breaks the laws of physics. And while there have been visions he's wanted to change, Ade knows the Rule: You can't change the future, no matter how hard you try.

His memory is failing, his grades are in a death spiral, and both Ade's best friend and his shrink are begging him to stop before he kills himself. Ade knows he needs to straighten-out. Luckily, the stunning Vauxhall Rodolfo has just transferred to Mantlo and, as Ade has seen her in a vision two years previously, they're going to fall in love. It's just the motivation Ade needs to kick his habit. Only things are a bit more complicated. Vauxhall has an addiction of her own, and, after a a vision in which he sees Vauxhall's close friend, Jimmy, drown while he looks on seemingly too wasted to move, Ade realizes that he must break the one rule he's been told he can't.

The pair must overcome their addictions and embrace their love for each other in order to do the impossible: change the future."

Alright, I'll go straight into it and say this is just like The Butterfly effect but even more messed up. Ade knocks himself unconscious just to see the future. He see's the girl who he is suppose to fall in love with and waits for her. Vauxhall also has ad addiction of her own and see some really bad things. Ade must figure out who the mysterious stranger he see's in his future before its too late.

I did not like this book as much as I wanted to. For me, everything in it was too much. Too mess up. I kept shaking my head and wondering, What the ??? I mean, some things made sense but it took a lot of paying attention in order to see the whole picture come together. I felt like Ade really needed some help, like mentally. Poor kid was busting up his head left and right. And Vauxhall? Don't get me started on her. She was just as messed up as Ade was. 

I did see the clearer picture a little more than half-way through  the book. It took a while for the reader to gather all the information that was floating around. Some of it was not needed. Although I have to admit what Jimmy did was pretty clever. 

There was lots of sex and drinking. And if you ask me, their love is messed up.

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I was already passing on this because of the cover and the name Vauxhall. Stupid reasons, I know, but it sounds like I made the right call anyway. Sorry you didn't enjoy it.

  2. Shoot! I was really looking forward this one! Though that girl's name would trip me up every time, I stuttered my way through it just reading your review:)

  3. (womp-womp-woooooommmp). Sorry you didn't enjoy this one. To be honest, even the synopsis kind of confused me.

  4. @Midnytereader It was very confusing. I had to re-read and think about things before I got it.

  5. Sorry you didn't enoy this one...It always bothers me too when the plot is so messed up you try hard to make sense of the story.
    I haven't heard of this book before and I just think I'll let it pass...

  6. I love this cover, I have really been wanting to read this book. :]

  7. Hm... this sounds like it could have been great. Darn. I don't think I like to have a book where I get confused so much. Was hoping it would have been better.


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