It's AMAZING :) I loved it
I got it thanks to Netgalley!
Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi.
Can true love survive the end of the world?Imagine finding your first love, only to be ripped apart by the apocalypse. Peyton Anderson will never forget the day she was forced to make a choice--between her family--and Chris Parker, the boy she'd given her heart. Now, four years later, as she steps from the fallout shelter and into a dead and broken world, he's the only thing on her mind.
All Chris "Chase" Parker wanted was to take Peyton away and keep her safe from harm. But he waited for hours in the rain on judgment day and she never showed--breaking his heart without ever telling him why.
Now the two of them have been thrown together once again, reluctant chaperones to a group of orphan children in a post-apocalyptic world where the dead still walk...and feed. As they begin their pilgramage to the last human outpost on Earth, can they find a way to let go of old hurts and find the love they lost--all while attempting to save what's left of the human race?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Finally! An excellent book of zombies. Tomorrow Land submerges us into a devastated world infected with a plague. Set between 2030 and 2034, it’s a perfect tale of how things can go wrong. A book that really has a great background, a well written plot and what’s even better: it’s easy, simple, and very realistic.
The book starts with Peyton at the age of 15, in a future world, full of technology and living a normal teenage life. Being an average teen and worrying about the commons things she is supposed to do. (What I loved about this part is that it has a lot of winks to our contemporary culture). And then we found her, 4 years later, in a destroyed world full of “Others”.
To make things even more interesting, this book tells two stories at the time. At first I thought that it only would be a set of flashback of her past life, but I was so wrong! The book narrated the present story and the events that lead to that point. Alternating one and other. All of this is AMAZING! Mari made a great job writing it and making everything work perfectly.
Peyton and Chris are the main characters. She is the perfect hero, a strong-minded girl, brave and determined. And Chris… he is a great character, which evolves along the story, and has to deal with a lot of things. They have to deal with a lot of situations, good and bad. Apart to live in this post-apocalyptic world, they have to deal with their love and some other secrets and unsolved issues.
The actions takes places at correct times, leaving you always with the feeling that something else is coming. It creates the right beat, which gives you a sensation of anxiety or intrigue. It really has you at the edge of your chair all the time.
I loved the dialogues, the action, and THE END. All I’m going to say is that it’s well resolved.