Friday, June 8, 2012

Review - The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski

Title and Author: The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
Publisher: Kindle
Publication Date: December 31st, 2011
Paperback/Hardcover: 264
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When kids awake on an island, they’re told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds. Reed dreams of a girl that tells him to resist Foreverland. He doesn’t remember her name, but knows he once loved her. He’ll have to endure great suffering and trust his dream. And trust he’s not insane. Danny Boy, the new arrival, meets Reed’s dream girl inside Foreverland. She’s stuck in the fantasy land that no kid can resist. Where every heart’s desire is satisfied. Why should anyone care how Foreverland works? Together, they discover what it’s really doing to them.
I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.
The Annihilation of Foreverland is the story of a boy who awakens in a distant island, in a hospital room without any memories of how he got there. The island Danny is at is said to be a rehab center where the people can visit Foreverland, an alternate reality world supposed to heal people’s minds.
Danny doesn’t remember anything from his life before the island though, and the fact a boy named Reed always refuses to freely enter the world of Foreverlan, intrigues him. When Danny meets a girl who knows Reed in Foreverland everything changes and he quickly realizes why Foreverland has to stop existing.
This is a very interesting and different book, I didn’t quite know what to expect from. It turned out to be a very imaginative and fast-paced story.
The characters in this book were very well-developed and interesting. The main characters seem real and their actions and reactions were believable. All the other characters also brought a lot to the story.
When it comes to the world crated in this book I was very impressed. The author is definitely very imaginative. The island Danny wakes up in is almost like a prison for boys where each one of them is given a caretaker, who tells them they are expected to enter Foreverland so they can have their minds healed. Plus there’s a play called the Haystack where great suffering happens. Isn’t that completely different from most stories out there?
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It is very different from most books, the story is original and interesting and the characters well-developed. The Annihilation of Foreverland is very well-written and fast-paced and was able to keep me completely entertained and intrigued.
If you enjoy a different and imaginative story, I’m sure you’ll be able to enjoy this book.

Rating: Worth Your Time ( 4 Stars)

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