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"A high-stakes, high-octane tour through a devastating and deftly imagined future. This is Mancusi at the top of her game."
--Diana Peterfreund, author of For Darkness Shows the Stars

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 choi...more
ebook, 281 pages
Published March 8th 2012 by NLA Digital (first published August 26th 2008)
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Phoebe
Full review (and Sean's take) at the Intergalactic Academy

Tomorrow Land is an interesting endeavor in the realm of modern publishing–a novel published in 2007 (so before the wave of books just like this) by a now-kaput publisher, rereleased in eBook form. In many ways, I think it is a perfect novel for e-publishing. It’s accessible, priced-right, and in an extremely popular genre. For those who want one more post-apocalyptic road trip, similar to Partials or Ashfall or a bunch of other mainstrea...more
Sonia
This book is set in both year 2030 and 2034. In 2030, everyone is enjoying the advancement of technology, with the exception of the Andersons. Peyton Anderson’s father believes the apocalypse is going to happen in the foreseeable future. They have to be well prepared for that. No one believes him, not until his words are proved to be true by the sign of plague and the appearance of zombies.

The inventions mentioned in this book are really cool. There are the sim deck, which is a "virtual reality...more
Zuleeza
This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty

This e-ARC was provided to me by NetGalley and NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC.

This was how the story went for me;
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Yup, the first 1/3 of the book was quite annoying but unexpectedly, the story picked up its pace after that and I was quite entertained by the progression. But then, it ended worse than it started. For the last hundred pages, I actually didn't care anymore whether the two protagonists, Chase and Peyton would survived the zombie apocaly...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
What a thought provoking book! From the very first page, I was intrigued by the characters, the plot as well as the motive.

The plot line of the book based on scientist experimenting is real and so scary. I could see this happening in real life. Their are many twist and turns in the book that the reader has no choice but to keep reading. I like with each passing pass the reader get close to seeking the answer we all want to know. How did the virus start?

Another part of the book that really made i...more
Desiree
Mar 28, 2012 Desiree rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Not even my worst enemy
Actual rating is zero stars.
Note: This review may contain some small spoilers. However I don't believe that they will in any way harm your reading experience of Tomorrow Land if you still choose to read it after you have read this review.

This is the worst book that I have ever read. No Joke. I mean worse than Carrier of the Mark. I hope that this will be a short review as I feel that I have already wasted enough of my life on Tomorrow Land. There was only one thing in the book that I found to be...more
the golden witch.
1.5/5 stars.

I was really disappointed with this one, guys. I was hoping that it would take an innovate approach to the end of the world and romance, but alas, it’s like so many other YA dystopian romance books/dystopian chick lit. Mancusi could have done so much more than what she actually did do with this basic idea of finding one’s true love after the apocalypse has actually happened – and she didn’t. I wish I could recommend this one, guys, but I can’t.

Very technologically advanced society? C...more
Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
Tomorrow Land is an incredible, fantastic novel. Mari Mancusi has penned an awesome story with first love, the end of the world, grotesque zombies, and a kick-ass heroine. And that's just the tip of this marvelous storyline. Peyton and Chase are wonderful characters. I fell in love with these two on the first page, and it just keeps getting better with the heart-swooning romance between Peyton and Chase. Tomorrow Land is mostly told in Peyton’s POV with a few chapters told in Chase’s POV, and Ma...more
Erin
This was a great book, and it was such a nice change to get to see the ending!! With so many new dystopian series just coming out over the last year, I've been dying to actually see how one turns out! Tomorrow Land is written in both the present and past POV, so in the beginning it was a bit hard to follow (and my kindle referred to Peyton as 'Erin' a few times in the beginning, probably from the first version of the book). Once I got past the confusion of the name game and flopping between the...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Where have I been? This book was originally released in 2008 under the name RAZOR GIRL. I wish I would have known about this book then because it was a really good story. I enjoyed it a lot.


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Lately I seem to really be into anything post-apocalyptic. I love a story where the characters are written so well and I can easily picture them in my head. TOMORROW LAND delivers just that. I liked Peyton a lot. She was a brave person and once she set her mind on something there was no changing it...more
Feminista
This is a book about a girl who becomes sort of like a cyborg, courtesy of her father’s nano technology, to ensure her survival during apocalypse.

I didn’t enjoy the Before and After story telling in this novel. It suits some novels, but I didn’t particularly like it in this one.

More importantly, however, I found it hard to like the heroine. Please see my status updates, as I have vented enough there.

The thing was, even though in the end you find out that she didn’t leave Chris high and dry for...more
Laura
The main character had some strength of character and some physical strength, which is always appreciated. However, despite her "nano" advancements, she very rarely actually gets a fight in. One would think that she'd have some wicked battle scenes, but no. Furthermore, her special skills aren't even that useful. Sure, the ocular eyes with infrared and night vision are cool, but her extra long razer fingernails are just kind of lame. She has to get too close to the zombies to kill them, in my op...more
JeanBookNerd
Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi is about a post-apocalyptic world where a mutated flu outbreak caused people all over America to be zombie-like. We are presented with a front row seat of an emotional adventure ride with the main character, Peyton Anderson, on the driver’s seat.

The setting is set in the future. It was 2030 before the outbreak started. Peyton was your normal teenager without the luxury of technology that most of her friends had. She was really left out with the current trend of tech...more
Hannah
I'm getting a little tired of dystopian/post-apocalyptic novels. The plot always sounds great, but 9 times out of 10 the author fails to deliver. I can count on one hand the number of books in this genre that were amazing. Yet I continue to read these books. I think I might be a masochist. Certainly, anyone who reads this book has to be.

This book had a lot of potential, but it failed across the board.
-The characters are stereotypical. You can find either one of them in a 2cent romance novel at y...more
Annmarie Ager
A post apocalyptic joy ride of horror, survival and romance.

I loved the book from the very start the technology in the world has now become amazingly advanced and the world seems all but perfected but Payton’s dad is saying the world is going to come to an end and they all ended to be ready for the worst. Payton’s friends think her dad is out of his mind. No one’s laughing when some kind of illness out brakes and within a short time people are changing turning into zombie like monsters that are...more
Riya
*Read full review at www.teenbookguru.com*


Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi is a fast-paced, action-packed ride, with a passionate and intense romance. Would I say it's as good as some of the other Dystopian novels of the last few years? Probably not. But it is definitely memorable and a very exciting read. I think that because there have been so many amazing post-apocalyptic novels recently, all the others kind of have to be mind-blowing too, just to measure up to all the great ones. *SPOILER ALERT...more
J.A. Belfield
I have to admit, I umm'd & ahh'd over what rating to give this one. It's not that I didn't enjoy it because I believe I did to a certain degree. Maybe it's down to the fact this is my first zombie novel.
I mean, I've read dystopia novels, but not with zombies--and this book almost felt like a mishmash of every one the zombie movies I've seen stuck into a blender with little bits of each making a predominant appearance as they smack against the glass. I don't think there was a part in the boo...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Love in a post-apocalyptic world is a concept that draws me in, and the description of TOMORROW LAND conjured up the thrills and dangers of ENCLAVE and AFTERTIME. Unfortunately, in TOMORROW LAND, that seed of an interesting story was buried under a clunky narrative device, melodramatic plotting, and characters that never rose above caricature. Though young readers may enjoy the concept without realizing that anything is missing, the decadent attitudes portrayed by Mancusi's future teens aren't p...more
Katy
This book was probably not what you would call mind-blowing, and it wasn't a particularly unique post-apocalyptic zombie book, but I totally LOVED it, and I think it was because of Peyton and Chase and their story - both past and present.

I hadn't realized this was a release of Mancusi's 2008 book, Razor Girl until after I read it. Unfortunately, Razor Girl didn't have as an enticing cover, nor did it receive particularly good reviews on GoodReads. I own Razor Girl and have forgotten about it pro...more
Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project)
Who would have thought a zombie book could turn out to be cute? I certainly didn’t. That is, until I’ve read Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi.

I’ll give you a brief overview of the book: Peyton and Chris are living in 2030 where technology is literally used in people’s everyday lives. Like, for example, there are no more good old-fashioned basketball games, players need only to log in to the virtual world and let their minds do all the playing while they sit back and relax in their homes. It’s not h...more
Ashley - The Bookish Brunette
*Previously publishedbyShomiunder the title Razor Girl -
now self-pubbedwith a ROCKING new cover*
The Bookish Brunette thought:

Tomorrow Land is told in alternating between past (before the apocalypse) and present (when Peyton leaves the fallout shelter) chapters... and in alternating POV's of Peyton and Chris.

In the year 2030, Peyton Anderson lives in a world of simulated living. Kids and adults alike live through sim decks (a vitual reality video game system) and vicariously through avatars.

Pe...more
Amanda (Good Choice Reading)

I have severely mixed feelings on Tomorrow Land. I really enjoyed reading it, but when I actually thought about the book, I found a lot of problems that I just couldn’t ignore well enough to say I loved the story.

I thought the way the book is written was distracting. It jumps back and forth between a four year gap throughout the entire book. As we neared the end, I no longer cared about what happened four years ago because I felt at that point we should have already known. It was frustrating, an...more
Bodea
First and foremost, I love my zombies! After reading the summary for this, I had to pick it up. Though Tomorrow wasn’t anything new, it was well written, fun, and I was invested in the characters. Yes, there were some things that made me scratch my head and/or roll my eyes. There were also instances where 1+1 didn't always equal two. Still, the story kept me entertained right up to the end.

I'm surprised at how much I liked the way the story was presented. It jumps back and forth between past and...more
Kellie Sheridan
The further I got into this book the more convinced I was that the author rummaged around in my head, took a lot of my favorite things and made a book out of them. Apocalypse, zombies, virtual reality, Disney… The list goes on, so needless to say, Tomorrowland was a very fun read. The writing and both story lines (alternating back and forth between before the apocalypse and after) were fantastic and sucked me in immediately.

While both stories were epic adventures in themselves I definitely prefe...more
Julia
The seed of an interesting concept was lost for me amidst a clunky narrative device, melodramatic plotting, and characters that never rose above caricature. Unfortunately, though teen readers may enjoy the concept without realizing that anything is missing, the decadent attitudes portrayed by Mancusi's future teens aren't particularly "YA appropriate". Perhaps the "morality tale" smiting all the sexually active people was supposed to redeem this fact (as per horror movie rules), but that device...more
Tez
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* YA Dystopian
*Rating* 2 1/2

*Review*

Tomorrow Land is a young adult dystopian novel that switches each chapter between the year 2030 and 2034 as well as between characters.
In April of 2030, Peyton Anderson is 15 years old and lives with her mother and end of the world obsessed father who refuses to allow Peyton access to even the most basic of entertainment systems such as Virtual Reality.

It is a world where everyone over the age of 18 is required to be vaccinated against the AIDS virus th...more
Katie_la_geek
Review posted at: http://chattygirlbookreviews.wordpres...

Tomorrow Land is one of those books that had a lot of potential but failed to deliver. It was a struggle for me from beginning to end.

The chapter structures were a little off-putting. They switched between the year 2030 and 2034. They also switched between characters. All in all this just confused me.

It all just felt a little too far-fetched. There is a love story, a corrupt government, drug addiction, zombie/monsters, a girl who has been...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Tomorrow Land follows the lives of Peyton Anderson and Chris Parker, where the story is told from alternative points of view but each chapter is jumping from present to past. When the apocalypse happens, Peyton and Chris are forced to make choices that will forever change their lives….leading Peyton to choose her family over him. Four years later, Peyton emerges from a fallout shelter that her father created and now she steps into the world where everything is in ruins, and there are now people...more
Katie(babs)
Marianne Mancusi takes an end of the world apocalypse scenario crossed with flesh eating zombies in Razor Girl, her latest from Dorchester Publishing. Razor Girl takes place during two different times period with flashbacks to a futuristic Earth in 2030 and then six years later where humanity is barely surviving.

The Year 2030
In 2030, the AIDS virus has been cured, VR simulation games are the norm and the decade of the 1980’s are considered to be the ultimate era in music and movie classics. Fift...more
Cher
While this is a romance of sorts, it's much more a coming of age story set in the 2030's where a supervirus kills off most of the population. Except for those it turns into zombies. Razor Girl has been physically altered by her crazy "apocalypse is coming" religious nut of a father such that she actually has retractable razor claws and ultra vision with a built-in GPS implants over her eyes. She meets the boy next door after being parted for years, only to discover he is raising a troop of child...more
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Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking profession --journalism -- instead. Today she works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults.

When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure--vide...more
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