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A Written Rhapsody: Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi

"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?"



I'm a girl who loves her zombies! I love the funny walking, the crazy demented looks...everything. I mean I'd probably die in a zombie apocalypse from laughing so much, but I enjoy it nonetheless. I had really high hopes for this book too, but it just didn't make my day. 

I enjoyed the story, but my main issue was the jumping back in forth in time. I wanted to know why Peyton did some things, but I honestly stopped caring after a while. A lot of the chapters referring to the past seemed like filler and added nothing to the story.  Peyton was a pretty kick ass character that I wished they explored more. The character of Chase was interesting to a point because Mancusi showed the other side of being in a world of chaos and what that can do to a person. However, them together was annoying to no end. Their relationship was repetitive and borderline obsessive. The use of the word "goddess" gets old real quick, that's all I'll say.

For being in a zombie infested area, I found the characters made a lot of dumb decisions. I don't know who thinks "Oh hey, I'm tired I probably shouldn't have zombies attack me...Aw, what the hell! It'll be fun." Really Peyton? That's what you're going to do? I hope something bites you IN THE FACE! 

I enjoyed the writing to an extent, but it was a lot of story telling than it was showing. Personally, I enjoy the action of a zombie story; I don't want to be told what happens. As a closing, the final chapter made me feel like I wasted my time. The premise of the book is well developed, however these flaws make the story sadly fail. 



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At April 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM , Blogger barklesswagmore said...

Sounds like one I can skip. There's not much worse than being told instead of shown. Oh yeah, there is, a lousy ending! Thanks for the review.

 
At April 4, 2012 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Ajoop. S said...

HAHAHA. I LOVED reading your review. It made me laugh out loud! Especially the, "Really Peyton? That's what you're going to do? I hope something bites you IN THE FACE!" I'm not that zombie-crazy or zombies-in-fiction-crazy so a zombie-book has to be REALLY GOOD for me to pick it up. In this case, I guess I'll have to skip it! So not a fan of telling rather than showing and bad endings are sad x( The only zombie-book in my list right now is This is Not a Test, mainly coz it's by Courtney Summers XD

Thanks for the honest review!! :)

 

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