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Tomorrow by C.K. Kelly Martin

Monday, October 7, 2013

Synopsis: The sci-fi adventure that began with Yesterday continues with a thriller that can also be read as a standalone.

2063, United North America: climate change has rendered great swathes of the country uninhabitable, the rise of robot workers has created mass unemployment, eco-terrorism is a constant threat and a 2059 nuclear exchange between Pakistan and India has torn large holes in the world's ozone layer and pushed humanity's existence towards a cliff.

Garren and Freya have managed to escape that nightmare world and lose themselves in 1986 Vancouver. But the future's reach is long, and they're no longer safe there. No one is. Shadowy forces are intent on influencing the past's path. And when Freya is taken, it's up to Garren to save both her, and the future.

Review: Whereas Yesterday was told from Freya’s perspective and followed one line of time, Tomorrow is told from Garren’s perspective and is told in chapters that alternate between 2063 and 1986.

One of the dangerous of writing a book with alternating plot lines is that one of the plot lines can overtake the other one. This happens in Yesterday. I had trouble getting interested in the 2063 plot line and could not wait to be taken back to 1986. But the 1986 plot line fascinated me. It was so interesting to see what changes the UNA was making in an attempt to save the world from a future nuclear war. And Garren and Freya’s run from the UNA was just as interesting.

When I reviewed Yesterday, I said that my favorite part of the novel was Freya and Garren’s relationship. That did not change in Tomorrow. Again, I was fascinated by the life Freya and Garren had been able to build for themselves at such young ages. I was awed by the sarcrifies they made for each other. And I loved how realistic their relationship was; plagued with arguments and disagreements just as much as it was care and affection.

C.K. Kelly Martin has written a thrilling sequel to Yesterday that fans of the original are sure to enjoy.

Reviewed by Stephanie

Three stars.

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