Title: Take Me Tomorrow
Author: Shannon A Thompson
Publisher/Year: AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. 7/12/14
Length: 242 Pages
Series: Take Me Tomorrow #1
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 have to consider myself to be pretty lucky since some of my favorite stories come to me through the help of authors who are looking to get buzz for their books. 9 times out of 10 they are great stories that i’m more than happy to talk about, and this one falls right there with those 9. I really enjoyed this story and i’ll tell you why.
We meet our leading characters in a time when society is trying to rebuild itself, yet it’s on the brink of war because of a drug that gives people a ‘freedom’ that the government doesn’t want. While it’s not necessarily a new premise, the way that this story is written gives it a new spin.
Sophia is our leading lady – a teenager who’s been forced to grow up a bit faster since her father has a job working for the government somehow, and his job takes him away from home a lot. The way that the nation is now, it’s divided into regions, and there’s not too much information known about other regions, probably because the government doesn’t want people to know if it’s better elsewhere – gives people a sense of fear that they have to do what is expected of them to survive where they are.
The drug that’s at the forefront of this story is called Tomo – and what it does is make people see the future – and although it wasn’t designed for that purpose – it was supposed to help anxiety or depression or something like that – it morphed, and it scares the government since it gives people hope.
The supporting characters here are what make the story even better, and they evolve into leads. Broden is Sohpia’s best friend and she tries to save him since he’s gone down a troubled path. Miles and Lilly are some of Sohpia’s closest friends, twins who know more than they let on, but that’s all the excitement of the story.
Noah on the other hand – he’s new to Sohpia, but the core to the story since it’s his family who developed Tomo and we’re not yet sure what his ultimate goal is.
What i love about this story is that while we expect certain people to be involved in some secret stuff, the extent of what they do and what they know is never revealed. For example, we learn a bit on how Sophia and her father came to Topeka region, but not the full story. We know that just about everyone is involved in a covert plan, but not what the objective is. It’s intriguing and where we’re left off at the end makes you really want to read the next installment just to find out what’s going to happen.
In addition to a good post apocolyptic story, we also get the beginnings of a teen romance here, and what i may like to think about as a love triangle of sorts. Of course since Noah is new for Sophia, there’s a draw there, and we only see things start to happen when Noah has to leave town again. The triangle of sorts that i can see coming along though is with Broden. Personally, it seems like he gets a bit jealous about how Sophia acts towards Noah, and i cant wait to see if that manifests itself out.
Anyhow, try to get your hands on this story if you can -and Enjoy!