Published by Quercus
Series: Tomorrow #1
Source: Review Copy
When Ellie and six of her friends return home from a camping trip deep in the bush, they find things hideously wrong -- their families gone, houses empty and abandoned, pets and stock dead. Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in the town has been taken prisoner. As the horrible reality of the situation becomes evident they have to make a life-and-death decision: to run back into the bush and hide, to give themselves up to be with their families, or to stay and try to fight. This reveting, tautly-drawn novel seems at times to be only a step away from today's headlines
I saw a review that described this as predystopian which sums the book up really well. As it goes on it gets better and better. Some fab ideas are put forward and there are some scenes that are really chilling. The decisions the group have to make are really thought provoking as I found myself pausing at times and considering what I would have done in the same scenerio. I would like to see how the storyline develops in fututre books as I imagine it'd be very interesting
I did enjoy this book and it is a really good read and I would be interested in reading more in the series if the opportunity arises but I did find some of the language and terms used were a little outdated (which makes sense as it was first published almost 20 years ago).
All in all a good read which is thought provoking and intelligently written.