After updating everything in my rarely used tablet, I managed to get this next e-book to work.
A huge thank you for Shannon to reach out to me and send me a copy of her novel to read and review 🙂 I appreciate it a lot! If you happen to have just dropped by to my little independent writers month (and a half), I already featured Shannon in her previous novel, which was part of The Timely Death trilogy. As I patiently wait for the third book to come out, I’m ecstatic to get a chance to read this! The synopsis she sent me had me all intrigued.
Lets take a look at Shannon’s most recent novel!
Take Me Tomorrow
by Shannon A Thompson
Take Me Tomorrow is a YA dystopian novel. Dystopian worlds have been the new big thing. It seems everyone digs them out especially with The Giver’s most recent adaptation into the big screen. In the whole YA world of reading, its simply hard to avoid. Although there are many outstanding and wildly popular novels in this genre (like The Hunger Games or Divergent), Take Me Tomorrow is in its own league. America is now divided in various regions, each in their own downfall and structure. After the events of the uprising a few years ago against the clairvoyant drug Tomo, the government wants to remove it from harming its inhabitants and the person who possesses it has to suffer the worst consequences. The story is set in the Topeka region and we start with sixteen year old Sophia Gray who abides to the strict rules especially as her father works for the government himself. However, when she ends up meeting up a strange boy called Noah who soon changes her life in the most literal sense, it reveals mysteries and secrets bit by bit about the people who she cares about, both her friends and her own family. Noah is involved with Tomo but he also has his own mission and Sophia now must make a choice despite all the information overload about her life and what she thought she knew.
I’m trying to be vague about Take Me Tomorrow because I don’t want to spoil anything. If you are a fan of YA novels and the dystopian world, this one has to be added to your reading list. Shannon A Thompson has always been an outstanding young author whose Timely Death series has me anticipating the next book.
Take Me Tomorrow is absolutely impressive. Its engaging, intriguing and is an absolute page-turner. I took every single second opportunity to resume reading whenever I could because I just couldn’t wait to see what happen next with Sophia and Noah as the story unfolded. The pacing is fantastic and you never feel like there’s too much going on. The characters all are very distinct and can be related to. This new America is also interesting to learn about. It gives a good observation of what is going on not only through Sophia’s observations but also through the conversation of the other characters that are involved. Gradually, new characters are added in bit by bit and everyone has a different story and something essential to add to the overall plot.
Friendship, family, love, war, chaos, drugs are jumble together in this YA dystopian novel but its never messy but rather its an emotional journey with the characters as they embark on an adrenaline, action-packed mission over what is probably a very short about of time. Just as the characters done slow down, our minds won’t slow down either and thats what makes this an outstanding and exciting novel to read.
I highly recommend it and I promise one of the best reading experiences you will have 🙂
Side note: I sure hope that Shannon will write a sequel because I’m waiting for one. That ending deserves one as well 😉
Make sure to visit Shannon’s blog HERE!