Book: Take Me Tomorrow by Shannon A Thompson
Genre: YA Dystopia
Rating: ★★★★ (3.86)
Recommend? Yeah, I guess.
Series or Stand-alone? Stand-alone. (Technically.)
Cover Review: I like the font style and the background. Thumbs up!
Favorite Line: “Family,” Noah emphasized, “is important.”
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.
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for a honest review.
I am soooooooo sorry Shannon that I took so long to review this! I just experienced a reviewing-books slump. And also sorry to YOU, Random Reader for not posting reviews!
But, let’s get to the review, shall we?
This is a stand alone. Which surprised me. There are only few dystopias that are stand alones. Mainly because there is a huuuge world to discover (and to eliminate). But that’s not all. In my e-book, there are only 150 pages. I50 pages. I expected it to be 500+! But it isn’t. It is a 150 paged stand-alone. But it shouldn’t be. The ending was…a bit confusing. Later did I discover that Shannon actually wrote a sequel called Take Me Yesterday. So, phew! (Shannon, please please please please please publish it!)
Basically, this is a book about a drug called “Tomo”. That drug makes you see the future. And our main character, Sophia finds herself in a situation that involves it.
That is a pretty good and solid plot. Now, let’s look at the characters:
Sophia is supposed to be this strong female protagonist but she didn’t feel like it. She wasn’t very smart in her decisions. But I do admire her on how she handles things very well.
This book was not really funny (it is a dystopia) but there were some sentences that made me laugh. Including:
“Why don’t I escort you outside?” His suggestion sounded like an order.
“How about you escort yourself away from me?” I suggested, shifting away.
There were also a lot of quotes in this book which was nice.
Now, the romance. I felt the romance was too fast. There wasn’t much romance development because of how short the book is. But it still made my little heart jump from giddiness.
Please stop reading if you do not want to be spoiled. Thanks very much.
Okay, the beginning. I didn’t understand why Sophia didn’t report Noah. I mean, she saw a boy looking for her address. If I was her, I would’ve told Lyn or someone because there is a person looking for my house. Why would you keep quiet at that? He easily could’ve been a murderer!
Pg. 73 “ I wanted to scream.”
Pg. 32 “ Even though I wanted to scream…”
Pg. 28 “ I bit my lip to keep myself from screaming at him.”
Pg. 130 “I bit back a scream as her sharp teeth dug into my flesh”
Pg. 119 “I didn’t want to scream at him, but I was about to.”
Pg. 75 “ … I asked, trying not to scream at him.”
Pg. 57 “… I would’ve screamed at both of them.”
Apparently, Sophia has her history with screaming.
Aaand the ending. What was that?! The fangirl inside me was not happy. (Kind of) Cliffhangers do not go well with Odelia. I needed more. So AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. please, please publish the sequel!
Reeeally enjoyed it! The writing was descriptive and the characters were all right. The world, though, was amazing. I want to get to know it more, so if you *cough* could, I guess, *scratches head* publish the second book?