By Melissa Amster
**Giveaway is now closed**
Have you ever wanted to know what would happen to you tomorrow? And if you had access to that information, would you change the outcome of the events as they were unfolding? Tamara Goodwin is given exactly that option when she finds a book in a travelling library while staying in a remote village with her family after a tragedy uproots her life.
Cecelia Ahern started out as a contemporary romance novelist with "P.S., I Love You" and "Rosie Dunne" (a.k.a. "Love Rosie" or "Where Rainbows End"). Then she started to inch her way into the fantasy realm with "If You Could See Me Now." She did keep up some element of romance in that novel, as well as with "Thanks for the Memories." As with "There's No Place Like Here" (a.k.a. "A Place Called Here"), in "The Book of Tomorrow," Ms. Ahern completely forays into a fantasy, fairy tale world and takes her characters along for the ride. However, unlike "There's No Place..." I found this story completely gripping and nearly impossible to put down. I wanted to keep reading until I found out what happened. And even then, Ms. Ahern would throw a few surprises in my path to devour and savor.
At first, I didn't know if I would enjoy reading about a spoiled sixteen year-old girl who had to live in a house half the size of the one she had left behind with a strange aunt and uncle. It immediately gave off a fairy tale feel and I usually have a hard time getting into such novels. However, I was so captivated by the story and Tamara's "voice" was so genuine that I just had to stick around to see where it went. In some ways, it gave off an Allison Winn Scotch feel and made me think of "The One that I Want." However, it was also completely different from a typical chick lit novel and I found myself loving it anyway. Aside from a few fact checks that could have been done (only a pop culture fanatic like myself would catch them), I was impressed and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a "curl up by the fire with a good book" type of novel.
I want to thank Elinor Fewster of Harper Collins (UK) for the review copy, as well as for the five extra copies she sent me to distribute to some lucky readers in the US and Canada.
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US/Canada only. Giveaway ends Monday, October 11th, at 6pm EST.