May 042012

Tomorrowland by Mari Mancusi
Source: Review copy from NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC via Netgalley
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

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?

This was both a fast and slow book. The action seemed to rush past while the scenes between Peyton and Chase seemed to drag on repetitively. Every scene between them was full of up and down, love and hate drama. It was very angsty and annoying. I can understand up and down but every other sentence? Just make up your mind already.

The fact that Peyton’s destination was Disney Land was both cute and funny.  It added a light-hearted element to the story. Because of course, everyone wants to go to Disney Land, even if the world did end.

Getting back to the action, there was not enough of it. The action scenes were quick and exciting, but there was a serious lack of overall action. The story could have supported a lot more. The ending was a letdown, with the lack of action showing through.

Overall, this was an okay read. There was a lot of potential, but the story fell short and got lost in relationship angst.

Challenges read for:

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012

2012 Ebook Challenge

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