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 current 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.
I would like to thank the author, publisher and blog tour organiser for the ARC in return for an honest review.
This is a very intelligent, pertinent and sometimes worrying read. It’s one I really enjoyed, but it left me feeling unnerved and worried. Why? Because it is set in a future world where man’s disregard for his home, has left the human race fighting for survival and dangerously close to losing all that makes us, us!
Now this might all sound grim, but it’s also full of hope and that’s why I enjoyed reading it. The writer balances the grim reality of a future where humanity has come close to destroying its world, with a story where there is hope for a better future, humanities resilience winning out over it’s selfish disregard for the natural world.
It is an addictive read and there is an overwhelming compulsion to get to the end to the end of the story. The writer draws you in, scares you enough, but doesn’t crush you. She writes a story that makes you think, but also entertains, thrills and excited me as a reader.
I loved the main character Evie who is flawed, but brave and full of yearning to create a better future for those she loves. Against that is her evangelical grandson, who in his madness threatens all she is trying to protect. It creates the perfect balance, generates tension and ramps up the fear.
If I had one wish, it would be a sequel, I want to know what happens next!
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About the author
Amanda Saint is a novelist, short story writer and environment journalist. Her debut novel, As If I Were A River, was selected as a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month, longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize, 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 and been longlisted and shortlisted for, or won, various prizes. Amanda founded and runs her own creative writing business, Retreat West, through which she runs writing courses and competitions; and an independent publishing house, Retreat West Books.