Hello and welcome to the RandomThingsTour Blog Tour for Remember Tomorrow by Amanda Saint.
Thanks to Anne for having me on this tour and to Amanda for sending me a signed copy to read.
- ISBN: eBook – 978-1-9164483-3-9 / Paperback – 978-1-9164483-2-2
- Release Date: 21/03/2019 (eBook) & 21/03/2019 (paperback)
About The Book
“England, 2073. The UK has been cut off from the rest of the world and ravaged by environmental disasters. Small pockets of survivors live in isolated communities with no electricity, communications or transportation, eating only what they can hunt and grow.
Evie is a herbalist, living in a future that’s more like the past, and she’s fighting for her life. The young people of this post-apocalyptic world have cobbled together a new religion, based on medieval superstitions, and they are convinced she’s a witch. Their leader? Evie’s own grandson.
Weaving between Evie’s futurist world and her activist past, her tumultuous relationships and the terrifying events that led to the demise of civilised life, Remember Tomorrow is a beautifully written, disturbing and deeply moving portrait of an all-too-possible dystopian world, with a chilling warning at its heart.”
About The Author
Amanda Saint’s debut novel, As If I Were A River, reached #3 in the WHSmith Travel charts; was selected as a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month; and chosen as a Top 20 Book of 2016 by the Book Magnet Blog. Her short stories have been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines, twice appearing on the Fish Flash Fiction longlist and the Ink Tears Short Story shortlist. She runs her own creative writing business, Retreat West, through which she runs writing courses and competitions; and an independent publishing house, Retreat West Books. Amanda also works as a freelance journalist writing about climate change and environmental sustainability.
What I Thought
Dude a post-Brexit dystopian is kind of scary, given the current political crisis, not that I understand half of what is going on but anyway. Remember Tomorrow gives a scary look at a possible future if the world continues to tear itself apart.
The story starts off in the Now so it was a bit hard to see where it was good and how it got there so I liked how it went back to where the story started. We meet Evie as a young naive teenager in a world that is quietly steadily changing all around them, blink and you miss it, before they know it the world is crashing down all around them. Cutting themselves off from the world to stay safe and grow seemed like a good idea at the time but over time in such a small community people change, personalities left stronger and things very quickly go downhill.
Outside the world still turns and there is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s good that there is hope and from the most unlikely source.
A good read it will get you thinking and make you want to learn to be more self-sufficient and sustainable!
Many thanks again to Anne and Retreat West Books for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.