Take Me Tomorrow by Shannon A. Thompson
Book Description: Two years after the massacre, the State enforces stricter rules and harsher punishments on anyone rumored to support tomo – the clairvoyant drug that caused a regional uprising. But sixteen-year-old Sophia Gray has other problems. Between her father’s illegal forgery and her friend’s troubling history, the last thing Sophia needs is an unexpected encounter with a boy. He’s wild, determined, and one step ahead of her. But when his involvement with tomo threatens her friends and family, Sophia has to make a decision: fight for a future she cannot see or sacrifice her loved ones to the world of tomorrow.
* I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review*
My Review: The book description sounds dire. This book is far darker than the Timely Death series. While the Timely Death series follows Eric and Jessica’s struggle with the righteous Light it is confined to their struggle. The war that Eric and Jessica are fighting is not known to the everyday humans. There isn’t a constant tension that the entire world would be affected. This book has a wider scope.
In the opening pages we find that the United States is a different place then what we know. There is a curfew that the main character of this story skirts like a professional. Right from the beginning we know that something terrible has happened and changed everything forever.
We are immediately introduced to a drug that is a huge problem for a lot of people for a number of reasons. Tomo allows the user to see the future. It’s an interesting concept. Who wouldn’t want to see the future right? When Sophia meets Noah for the second time he is clearly under the influence of tomo. Under the influence and totally alert as if it’s a normal thing for someone to know what is going to happen before it happens.
The characters in this novel are just as complex, and just as complicated as the Timely Death series so if you enjoyed those characters you will love these. These are not just normal teenagers thrust into the unknown. These teenagers know that life can be upset in a single heartbeat. They know that lives can be irrevocably changed by the decisions or mistakes of a single person.
This book is an adventure and I loved every single minute of it. I enjoyed getting to know Noah and Sophia. Everything is on the line in the war they are fighting and the author makes us feel it. If you like books such as Divergent and Under the Never Sky then you will love Take Me Tororrow. It’s a big story with many layers and I’m excited for the next installment. It’s clear that Shannon A. Thompson is growing as an artist and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
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