Friday, January 20, 2012

Indie Book of the Week: The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski

This week I have the great pleasure to bring to you something a little different for my Indie book of the week.

Something a little fun and a little sci fi and something that will leave you reeling with the sheer amount of creativity that must have went into creating this world.

The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski

Description from Goodreads:
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.

My Review:

I can't even begin to describe all of my thoughts and feelings while reading this story.

I can't even really wrap my mind around all that happened in this book in such a short amount of time. It honestly left me reeling a bit.

It left me wondering what was fact and what was fiction and just sometimes scratching my head wondering what in the world was going on (in a good way though!). 

It could be a bit confusing at times but I believe that was actually part of the plot as well. It left me clueless as to what the outcome (if any) of the boys lives was going to be and sometimes even wondering if this all wasn't just some made up fantasy land like Neverland itself.

Truly this was a fun interesting read that I really did enjoy even if it was something that I normally probably wouldn't have picked up on my own.


  1. Your review leaves me scratching my head. Sounds lie an interesting read but the final outcome of the book might be up to the reader's intrepretation?

  2. No, there was a conclusion of sorts to it. I didn't mean to make it sound quite so confusing. Sorry about that!