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What Tomorrow May Bring
Deborah Rix, Shelbi Wescott, Joseph A. Turkot, David J. Normoyle, Cary Caffrey, Samantha Durante, Megan Thomason, Jenni Merritt, David Estes, Susan Kaye Quinn, Tony Bertauski

Writing a sequel is hard work...

Foreverland is Dead - Tony Bertauski

Foreverland is dead is book two in the Foreverland series. I think writing a sequel is probably harder than writing the original story because you have to better it. So when authors fail to better their first books, it's not necessarily a bad sign, it is probably that their first books were awesome. How do you better awesome?


I thought I would like this book better than the first because it's about girls. I thought i would be able to relate more with the characters, draw similarities...I thought there would be the same level if creepy as the first, but none of those things happened. I didn't connect with any of the characters, I didn't care about any of them, and I just didn't feel part of the story. That's not to say that this book was bad, but it was shallow where as book #1 was not.


If I had not read book 1 before starting this one, I might have enjoyed this book more, because I would not know just how much better Tony's writing can be. I thought the ending was a bit 'blah.' I know, that's not very descriptive. The ending was just flat. It was too easy and too obvious and too safe. I was expecting something shocking to happen. It didn't.


If this is your first of Tony's books, if you don't love it, try The Annihilation of Foreverland! It was good fun.


Some things I noticed:

13% how do they know it is a woman when they haven't seen it, only smelt it?

17% - 'That's (That) we're all...

37% - I don't (know) why we're...

37-40% - use of axe and ax. It looks like ax was a typo.

42% - ...see you are all are (delete are) very...

83% - a couple (of) guys were...


**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review**