April 03, 2012

Review: Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi

Tomorrow Land
By Mari Mancusi
Published March 8th 2012
By NLA Digital
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?

Where have I been? This book was originally released in 2008 under the name RAZOR GIRL. I wish I would have known about this book then because it was a really good story. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Lately I seem to really be into anything post-apocalyptic. I love a story where the characters are written so well and I can easily picture them in my head. TOMORROW LAND delivers just that. I liked Peyton a lot. She was a brave person and once she set her mind on something there was no changing it. Although, there were times where I found her to be a bit immature, but it really didn’t bother me as much. I liked how the story is written one chapter in the past, and one in the present. It really helped me understand Peyton’s world and her relationship with Chris. Chris is definitely one of those guys that are super nice, but every girl looks at him like a best friend or brother. I honestly felt a little bad for him in the beginning of the story. He was so in love with Peyton and did anything she asked of him. It was actually sort of pathetic, but when you get inside his head you couldn’t help but feel sorry for him and root for him. It was nice when Peyton and he actually got together.

I also really liked the reason why their world fell apart. It’s sad to say, but I truly believe that can happen to us today. That is what’s so scary about these kinds of books. Whenever the story jumped into the present it had me at the edge of my seat. With every page I was waiting for everything to fall apart.

In the story Peyton’s father is known as a nutcase. He’s always going around talking about the end and how everyone should prepare. Of course he was right and what he does to Peyton was pretty awesome. He turned her into a fighter to help defend herself against what’s to come. The ending was a nice happy ending, but I feel it left room for a book two. I really hope there is one because I would love to find out what happens to their world.

4.5 out of 5 Stars!

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