I really enjoyed Shannon A. Thompson’s Timely Death series, so I thought I’d give Take Me Tomorrow a try.
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.
Take Me Tomorrow started out really strong. The female heroine, Sophia , is practicing knife throwing in the forest behind her house when she runs into the mysterious and dangerous Noah. I was immediately intrigued. The story continues to build as Sophia’s friend’s secrets are slowly revealed and Noah’s presence starts to impact her life. The story is set in the stark backdrop of a dystopian future, where America is no longer a free country and the drug, Tomo, is widespread, causing unknown havoc to society.
I really enjoyed the dynamic between Noah and Sophia. Noah had this gritty sarcasm and who-cares attitude, where Sophia was all at once guarded yet wide-open. I enjoyed the tender scenes between them, where Noah showed vulnerability and Sophia admitted her feelings (at least to herself). Their relationship slowly progresses, but there wasn’t a big romantic payoff. By the end of the novel, their relationship status is convoluted and confusing. I wasn’t sure what either one of them wanted by the end so I didn’t know how to feel about their relationship.
The overall plot was intriguing and exciting, filled with plenty of action running from police and sneaking out at night. The mini-twist regarding Sophia’s father was an interesting plot point and I enjoyed the secondary characters.
I enjoyed reading this book, but as a dystopian, I thought it was missing something. Perhaps it’s because this book is lacking in the romance department, which affected my perception of the novel because it didn’t offer that how-far-would-you-go-for-the-one-you-love theme that I’ve come to expect from a dystopian. I wanted to see more fight and actual involvement in a solution to the tyrannical society. However, the ending was open-ended enough that I’m hoping there is a sequel in the works, which might be able to shed more light on Noah and Sophia’s relationship as well as the world they live in.
STARS: 4 out of 5