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- Print Length: 318 pages
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- Publisher: DeadPixel Publications (28 Dec. 2013)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B006S63JLM
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- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #429,755 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
What I enjoyed the most was the way the characters related to each other. Their relationships, some which stayed the same, some which changed as the novel progressed, were nicely written, in a way that made them feel authentic. Something else that caught my eye was the way the "villains" were handled. In so many stories the antagonists are portrayed as one-dimensional, almost psychotic, but in this novel, you could see that the author really gave them some thought. He made them into interesting, complex characters in their own right.
The plot is wholly unique and I won't say too much about it because there are many ways in which I could spoil it for other people. It's a young adult novel that has mostly male characters, which make it completely different form the majority of the ones out there at the moment, adding to that uniqueness. All you need to know just is that you will be surprised and you will be anxious to find out how it ends. What else can you ask from an adventure book? Besides,
This is one I have no problem recommending for both YA readers and adults.
Rather, this is a twisty dystopian tale with lots of secrets that are revealed slowly, and twists that confound expectations. The clues, the red herrings, and especially the use of other books' plots to disguise or add additional meaning to this book's surprises, worked well and gave rise to an entertaining and satisfying read. This seemed to me to complement books like The Maze Runner (Book 1), which I also liked, in that it offered a creepy environment, a why-am-I-here vibe, and purposeful, (as opposed to just running around or chasing), action.
And, this book does sidle up to questions about identity, consciousness, virtual reality technology, AI and the like. Blending those aspects into the story without beating them to death or getting all philosophical and obscure was the way to go and to me the author struck the right balance.
So, a good mystery, some virtual reality thrills, a restrained authorial touch - this was a very satisfying and entertaining read.
Please note that I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for a candid review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
Bertauski has painted a very interesting picture. All kinds of comparisons floated through my mind as I read this story: Neverland, Pleasure Island, The Matrix, that island from "Lord of the Flies"... However, Foreverland does have a flavor of its own.
I enjoyed Danny's journey and although the beginning of the book was disorienting, I like the direction it took. I wasn't prepared for the way the plot was structured, but I think that's why I liked it. Once I had my bearings, I raced through most of the book. To me, it was quite obvious that something hinky was going on as soon as it became apparent that Danny wasn't the only guy with a hole in his forehead and a suspicious lump in his back. Things pulled together wonderfully. I was glad that while I guessed right, it was more complicated than I thought, and the results of the actions taken in the book made for an interesting and satisfying conclusion.
--Katherine X, Kindle Book Review
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was instantly hooked with this book, I couldn't put it down, although I knew exactly what was going to happen and had a major feeling of déjà vu with every page! Read morePublished 6 months ago by RichCowell
The Annihilation of FOREVERLAND Tony Bertauski
Amazing skill at revealing clues and making the reader wait to find out what is going on. Read more
Engrossed from the get go! Reminds me of the film the maze in its approach to how we always find a way through adversity and seclusion.Published 9 months ago by SJGorilla
I found about this writer from Book reads and one of his other books, Halfskin, was on offer as a freebie. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lynda Stevens
Odd way of story telling, but I got there in the end. By the finish, I could tell it had the makings of a great filmPublished 12 months ago by Kathryn
Worth a read. Tries to be different but falls into the same old rut, not a severe criticism as there is nothing new out there.Published 12 months ago by Baltic
I downloaded this book a while ago but it has been sat on my to-read list since. I’m now devastated that I actually left it this long to read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by KL.Caley
i found this a bit difficult to get into and almost gave up but luckily it just got me interested in time and picked up pace. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Adrian Johnson
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