Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Book of Tomorrow

What if we knew what tomorrow would bring?

Would we fix it? Could we?

Born into the lap of luxury, sixteen-year-old Tamara Goodwin has never had to look to tomorrow, until the abrupt death of her father leaves her and her mother a mountain of debt and forces them to move in with Tamara's peculiar aunt and uncle in a tiny countryside village. Lonely and bored, Tamara's only diversion is a traveling library. There she finds a large leather-bound book with a gold clasp and padlock. Intrigued, she pries the lock open, and what she finds inside takes her breath away.

Tamara sees entries written in her handwriting and dated for the next day, and when they happen exactly as recorded, she realizes she may have found the solution to her problems. But Tamara soon learns that some pages are better left unturned and that, try as she might, she can't interfere with fate.

Tamara has a very rude awaking when she moves from their seven-thousand-square-foot contemporary mansion to her aunt and uncle’s gatehouse in the country. Though living in the country is different from what she was used to, so are the people around her. No longer are her girlfriends around to go shopping with or go to Starbucks with, there’s only her grief-stricken mother, her possessive aunt and her ailing mother, her snot-snorting uncle, an eccentric nun, a handsome twenty-two-year-old driver of the traveling library, and all the country-side an ancient castle in ruins can oversee.

I enjoyed walking in the country with Tamara, feeling the breezes, and smelling the scents with Tamara. I longed to be there with her in Ireland and wanted to smack her aunt for her. If you loved Cecelia Ahern’s “P.S. I Love You,” you won’t find that story line here, but if you like suspense, mystery, and a bit of magic, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Cecelia Ahern’s “The Book of Tomorrow.”

I received this advance copy of the book from HarperCollins through NetGalley and am not required to provide a positive review. This book came out on January 25, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked this one! I've enjoyed Ahern's books in the past, but I felt like The Book Of Tomorrow was missing a little special something for me.