The Annihilation of Foreverland - Tony Bertauski

by 5:37 PM 8 comments

"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"

This science-fiction novel wasn't what I expected, and I am glad of that. This book was so well-written that once I got into it, I didn't want to put it down. Plus there is a killer twist in the end and I always love that in a story!

The main character is Danny Boy, the new "poke". The story switches between his point of view, and another boy named Reed. I found the story quite hard to follow at the start, the news articles were slightly off-putting, but eventually it all starts to make sense. If you tend to pick up on things quickly, then the reason for this island, and for Foreverland may become apparent to you quite easily, where-as for me, I didn't fully get it until the end, which made it even more exciting, waiting until the last minute to know.

I think this book would suit people of any age, and any genre - it really made me wonder if this is the kind of future we may end up looking at. Scary thought!

Claire <3

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. This sounds like a great read. I added it to my TBR pile.
    And followed you, too.

  2. Sounds like a great book. I'll have to look for this. New follower from blogaholic, I look forward to your future reviews! You can find me at
    Have a great day!

    1. I am a follower of your fantastic looking blog :D

  3. Awesome review! This sounds like a really good read. :)

    Thank you for following my blog! Followed you back. Amazing blog you have! <3

    1. Aww thanks! I'm still kind of stumbling around, tweaking a bit! Thanks for following :)

  4. Dropping by to let you know that you have been book tagged :D


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