What Have We Done
In tomorrow's world where the edges blur between addictive virtual reality and real life, would you hurt your daughter if it was the only way to set her free?
When gaming junkie Silver doesn’t make it home on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Kate and Keke go out to find her. It’s a treacherous journey navigating a city in the midst of a flash civil war. Shrouded in...more
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I love JTL's brand of sci-fi. I'm not a sci-fi fan by any means, but this dystopian series set in the not-too-distant future is just amazing. It's just out-there enough to be different but manages to be believeable; you can actually picture this stuff happening.
I don't want to spoil anything, but I definitely found parts of the novel which could have been cheesy if written by anyone else, but JTL just makes it work.
All 3 of the series a ...more
We are back with Kate, her kids Mally and Silver, her brother Seth and her friend Keke as well as various other friends, lovers and others who are connected with them all. This was a complicated book indeed, a dark dystopian tale which was as exciting as it was terrifying. The world that these characters inhabit, ours, i ...more
"What Have We Done" is book 3 in the series and is absolute perfection of a read.
A couple of days ago I was locked into the book when the skies above me actually turned yellow - it was a very eerie experience and made the book even more poignant to me.
Characters we have grown to love are in this book too as we travel through their adventures with them.
This is the first science fiction series that I've read and ...more
I don’t know what to say, I'm shell shocked!
This final book in the series was action all the way. Most of the action takes place in 2036, and the twins are sixteen, well Mallie is 16 but Silver is not quite there.
Suddenly the AI robots gets infected with a virus, and they start fighting back, which is causing human deaths. We have all the same characters from the last book. Seeing the twins as teenagers and the world they live which depends entirely ...more
We meet up with beloved characters with a couple of new characters that will draw you into this epic tale of what can happen in the future. This thrilling heart racing Dystopian-thriller makes you sit back and think and realise what Lawrence has concocted isn’t such a far-fetched idea.
Reaching the end of ...more
Genre: science fiction techno dystopian action thriller
Setting: Johannesburg, South Africa, 2036
Rating: enjoyed and recommend
Stunning is the only way I can describe the ending of JT Lawrence's final book in the When Tomorrow Calls trilogy, What Have We Done. I did not see the conclusion coming and when I got there my reaction was "Whoa" (actually it was WTF) closely followed by "OK, Lawrence set this up beautifully and I ...more
I'm starting to think that if J.T. Lawrence wrote - oh I don't know - a story about a vampire who falls love with a girl, for instance - I'd read it, love it and not find it clichéd. And I'm jaded, cynical and very well-read 😜.
Seriously though, the writ ...more
In this, the third book of the series, the characters have matured and their relationships have grown.
This makes the books wonderfully human to read which is just as well because so much of what goes on is fabulously futuristic and delightfully technologically twisted.
I started this book at the beginning of a long haul flight and did not even turn the entertainment screen on once. I read, dozed, woke, up and read again. This gripping story ke ...more
Definitely not what I was expecting. Can't say too much about what shocked me and took me by surprise because I don't want to spoil anyone's reading experience. But, I was really taken in by this storyline though at times I felt like the characters...sick. That's all I will say about that. This is a must read book in this series.
We are back in the near future with Kate and Seth and the twins. For years they have led a normal life considering all the terrible stuff they had to go through in book two. Mally has a girlfriend, sort of, and Silver is stuck in immersion games. Then all of sudden, things take a turn for the worse and Kate once again has to keep her kids safe.
The series as a whole was really good. At t ...more
This is the third installment on the When Tomorrow Calls series. Zack, who had something important to tell Kate at the end of the previous book, is sent to prison, where he spends twelve years, and where this book picks up. Kate lives a normalish life along her children, who are almost grownups now. Silver is a game junkie to the point that it worries Kate, and Mally has a robot girlfriend. One day, Silver doesn't come back ...more
"A rainbow crack version of LSD."
It had been several months and a lot of books in between since this reader finished the second of the Tomorrow Calls trilogy and it was hard, initially, to re engage with Kate, Seth and friends. But once entered into their world, it became that old-but-true cliche, unputdownable.
It is close to the eve of Silva's 16th birthday, a day predicted to be the end of days And it seems that this might possibly come true as news reports start to come ...more
I have to admit to being a little lost to begin with - I think the jump in time (forward by 12 years or so) caused me a little confusion but soon adjusted and got sucked in as always. The storyline was handled so well; jumping between Kate in the 'present' back to Zack's story worked well and there were still many mysteries be ...more
All of the books in the When Tomorrow Calls trilogy (and the tie-ins) have been a look at a potential future of the world, with an eye trained on South Africa . Lawrence is very inventive and it is clear that she is very much aware of technology, where it is and where it might be going in the future. The world in this story is ...more
Continuing the good fight to keep her family safe, there’s a real sense danger building up as androids begin to run rampant and the Doomsday Prophecy ...more
Fast paced, action packed, heart pounding, pulse racing, adrenaline pumping, page turning read that grabs your attention from the start. The scenes and characters were so realistic with such graphic detailed descriptions that it really brought this read to life. A hard hitting tale with twists, turns and unexpected surprises that kept me on the edge of my seat. Truly a mind blowing experience that leaves you wondering at the possibilities presented. I enjoyed following the characte ...more
So much happens in this story, including a robot uprising, possible murders, and roving gangs of crazy, robot hunters!
This story takes us in two directions: One part is about Zack and the events that take place directly after the events in How-We-Found-You, and the other part follows Kate her family and friends, 12 years after How-We-Found-You ended... Oh yeah, and there's that doomsday prophecy...