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Six teenage girls wake with no memories. One of them is in a brick mansion, her blonde hair as shiny as her shoes. The others are in a cabin, their names tagged to the inside of their pants. Their heads, shaved. Slashes mark the cabin wall like someone has been counting.

Hundreds of them.

There’s wilderness all around and one dead adult. The girls discover her body rotting
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Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by DeadPixel Publications
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Tony Bertauski
Jun 02, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book)
Seriously - any author who can write this well and incorporate so much mystery and suspense into a novel definitely has talent.

So...

Did this book have a really fluent writing style?: YES
Did this book creep me out?: YES
Did this book have a lot of twists/turns and enlightening moments?: YES


And did I love it so much that I didn't want to stop reading it?

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Review:

That's the point. They made it miserable to be here, which made Foreverland even more inviting. You never want t

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Veronika
Received a digital copy in exchange of an honest review.

This book is definitely one of my favorites from this year and one of the most shocking from my past reads. The writing style was a bit annoying at first because it started with a bunch of short sentences but as I kept reading it I completely forget about my problems.

The Story-line:

The story is about six girls who wake up with absolutely no memoires in an abandoned place. They have no idea how they got there or where they are. One of the
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Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)

Girls, waking up not knowing who they are, having no past. Learning early that they have been implanted with a device that knocks them unconscious if they wander to far from the hut. Fighting for clothes, and food with the heavy feeling of a never ending struggle to survive. But Miranda is different, she explores the high tech, well stocked house. But without knowing how long they are stuck here, can she risk sharing and how much?

Foreverland is Dead takes a darker turn pretty fast. The stink of
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Nicola Mansfield
This was absolutely fantastic! At first, I wasn't feeling the vibe as much as book one in the series, but I was still liking it and then it hit a point of no return for me. And the ending! OMG, the ending! Wonderful dystopia. This book takes place immediately after book one but it switches to the girls' story which is very different and has completely different characters. So it does take a bit to find the groove but it's set in the same "universe" so there is that familiarity. It is really very ...more
Yzabel Ginsberg
(I got this book from the author himself, in exchange for a honest review.)

I read The Annihilation of Foreverland about one year ago; as a result, I was easily interested in knowing what happened next, and getting another side of the story. One of the very good sides of this second book is that you don't have to read the first to understand and be pulled into the plot: since the characters wake up with most of their memories missing, the reader gets to discover everything along with them. On the
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Kate
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, age-ya, sci-fi
Six girls awaken in a dead, cold world. Only one knows her name: Miranda. The rest have shaved heads and find names in their clothes - Cyn, Mad, Kat, Roc, Jen. Only Miranda can pass the fence that activates a probe in their heads, something like an electric fence. Together they try to figure out how they have arrived here, but none trust the others, and Cyn and Roc get violent. As events get out of control, Miranda escapes to the brick house. Then two strangers arrive, with a crazy explanation f ...more
Julie
I don't know what to talk about first. My head is still spinning from this novel and not exactly in a good way. My first thoughts ... sigh. Okay. When I first read the blurb on Foreverland is Dead, I was really excited. This sounded like a dystopian novel ... I LOVE dystopian novels lately. And this one sounded like it had some crazy twists ... I do love twists!

Then I started reading. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm expecting too much with books today. Maybe that's what it is, my expectations are
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Online Eccentric Librarian
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it

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After reading Foreverland is Dead, I came to realize a few things about this Foreverland series. The first is that I really underrated the first book in the series, The Annihilation of Foreverland. The second is that I really, really, enjoyed the stories and they stayed with me for quite awhile after I finished the book. As such, I've gone back and upgraded my review of the first book and I give this book a solid 4 star
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Stina
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I want to get something off my chest first, Tony generously allowed me to read this for free to review. In an effort to seem unbiased and fair, I generally try to point out a positive and a negative about the work so that I don't seem pandering.

I've even held back stars because of it. But no longer. Tony's work just wont let me do it anymore.

I deeply enjoyed The Annihilation of Foreverland and was anticipating this release. I was worried, given the big reveal in AoF, that I might enjoy this ins
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Sheila
A girl wakes up, remembering nothing, in a room with slashes on the wall, as if she’s been counting days. She walks toward a brick house and collapses unconscious. Other girls help her, and there’s a Lord of the Flies feel to these castaway lives; no one really sure of who she is, all seeking their own input to who they will turn out to be. Of course, who you are is always a balance between who you were and where you’re going, and this fast-paced novel explores the concept powerfully and mysteri ...more
Maryann
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book blurb: Six teenage girls wake with no memories. One of them is in a brick mansion, her blonde hair as shiny as her shoes. The others are in a cabin, their names tagged to the inside of their pants. Their heads, shaved. Slashes mark the cabin wall like someone has been counting.

Hundreds of them.

There’s wilderness all around and one dead adult. The girls discover her body rotting somewhere in the trees. As the weeks pass, they band together to survive the cold, wondering where they are and h
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Traci
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Traci by: Tony Bertauski
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review. It didn't influence my opinion in any way.

To put it simply, this book is freaking awesome. It's the second in a series, and the first was great, but this one leaves the first one in the dust. It does "sequel" right, that's for sure--building on the events of the first book without getting repetitive but also manages to give enough information that the first book isn't something you have to read. I think th
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Cat
May 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-review
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

This book is incredibly well crafted, though not my typical genre.

First of all, I did not read book 1. I was told this wouldn't be a problem, as it could be read as a stand-alone. Having now finished book 2, I would agree, however I think the story would definitely be enhanced if you did read #1. Anyhow...

I was puzzled for a lot of the book - though I think that's the point - but due to my lack of patience, I found myse
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Donald Armfield
The sequel to what the boys called Foreverland. Where they felt like their dreams came true. But when the girls wake, they are fighting for survival in the dead lands of Foreverland.

The six teenage girls find they all have different traits to work together to what they hope for a way out of this horrible pain.

a dream world where a fight to the end to awake in reality or is it? I am a fan of Tony's work reading the first of the trilogy of "Foreverland" and "Claus The Legend of the Fat Man"

If you
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Rinny Rainwind
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
* I was given this book by the author in exchange for an review*

I have to say when I read the preview of this book I was wondering if I would like this book. Now I know I like this book. The theory of reality being " like an onion" with many layers is intriguing. The main character , Cyn, is a strong woman for her past. Everyone waking up in a cabin with no memory of the past or their own name is a scary thought. To have a government agency helping you find reality is even more of a scary. I rec
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Mark
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly enough I enjoyed Foreverland is Dead or as the name of the edition I received the Discovery of Socket Greenery. Would I read more from this author, probably. Five stars and overall a likeable, interesting book.
David Wright
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a complete contrast to the previous book...

Following on from the superb beginnings in book 1, the focus is this time around a group of girls. Again, they wake up in an unknown environment and don't know how they got there or who they are. Unlike the first book, this is not an idyllic paradise and utopia is the last word for this place. Things start off bad and get worse from then onwards.

There are some characters who follow through from book 1 and this expands on the back story of what
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Brittany
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I must disclose that I did receive a kindle copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Brilliant…. Simply brilliant. When I first started this book I was coming off of the high of the amazing creation that was the 1st book in this series The Annihilation of Foreverland. That gem was told from the perspective of boys. Needless to say it was vastly different from Foreverland is Dead. To start with, you start out in the mind of a girl and are seeing things from the girl side.

Foreverland is
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Kelly
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Foreverland is Dead is the sequel to Annihilation of Foreverland and you don't necessarily need to read it to understand this follow-up. This one actually has me a little torn as I read them with significant time between them, it took me a bit to remember and put pieces together. I think this book could be read either way--I feel the suspension and the mystery would be far more intense if you hadn't read Annihilation of Foreverland, but I also think that what happens at the end of the book is mu ...more
Nicholas Tong
May 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: I was given an advanced copy of the book in exchange for a review but this has in no way affected the integrity of this review.

Rating: 2.5/5

You may not have to read Book #1: The Annihilation of Foreverland before reading the sequel, but having read it prior to reading Foreverland is Dead, I came away feeling disappointed that the sequel did not match up to the quality of intrigue that gripped me while reading the first book.

The book started off well with an interesting and somewhat
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Eustacia Tan
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
Quite some time back, I read The Annihilation of Foreverland. It was a pretty good read, and now the sequel - Foreverland is Dead is out! So from the start, I want to thank Tony for offering me a review copy(:

The Annihilation of Foreverland followed Danny as he discovered the truth about foreverland (that was an awfully repetitious sentence). And well *SPOILER ALERT* they manage to rescue everyone from that awful dream thing. But, if you think about it, only the boys were rescued at the end of t
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Emily
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WHOA! I am totally blown away.

The story is fantastic – it sucks you in from the start. There is this feeling of mystery and suspense throughout the whole book. While we don’t know much about the girls, the story never lacked for anything. I was aching to know more (in a good, page turning way), and I was so invested in the girls that I kept rooting for them and holding out hope that there would be a happy ending. There are some surprises that I definitely didn’t see coming and there are some tw
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Sarah-Jayne Briggs
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

I sometimes find that sequels aren't quite as good as the first book. Often, the sequel contains a similar plot to the first book, just changed around to look shiny and new. (Kinda like the updated technology that actually isn't all that different from the previous version/s...)

Anyway. This book wasn't like that. I knew the background, from having read book one, but this was quite different from boo
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Jenny
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved The Annihilation of Foreverland, so of course I had to read the sequel! I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Foreverland is Dead from Tony, in exchange for my review of the book. I’m certainly not a book critic and can’t break down every aspect of the book to analyze, but I will definitely share my opinion!
So…I’m assuming you’ve already read the synopsis for this book on your own, so I’m not going to reiterate it. When I first started reading this book, it was a little hard
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Teri
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
First, let me say that I didn't read the first book in this series, The Annihilation of Foreverland, and that was a mistake because I was confused throughout a good portion of this novel. If I had, I probably would have given this more stars. That being said, the summary of the story sounded fascinating and I was anxious to read Foreverland is Dead.

Despite the mysterious situation these girls were thrown into, the story failed to grab me. I felt as if too much attention and time were given to th
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Pop Bop
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Two Important Tips to Improve Your Reading Experience

There are a lot of reviews that summarize the plot and rave about this book generally, so I am adding my two cents only to help you, dear reader.

First, while a number of reviewers, and even the author, have said that this book can be read as a standalone despite being the second book in the trilogy, I would strongly advise that you read the books in order. It is true that this book contains everything you need to know to understand the action,
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Thomas Cardin
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
He got me. He got me good. I feel skeevy enjoying something so dark and agonizing.

Torturous and good? I don't know. I can't come up with a term that defines the enjoyment of darkness. It is a very personal thing. A dark book balances on a narrow fence between offensive and depressing. Tony Bertauski is quite good at riding that fence. He writes very intelligently, trusting the reader to grasp the twisted concepts without hitting them over the head with endless exposition.

This is a sequel to The
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Christina  Torretta
Aug 25, 2014 rated it liked it


Although this is not a sequel this book is fantastic and felt like a great addition to the Foreverland series. What I did not enjoy about the first, I loved in this, mainly the characters and how they were introduced.

In this the story starts at a cabin with a few girls who have no memory of how they got there. They do find some food and my favorite of the bunch, Cyn, realizes that since they don’t have a clue what is going on, then maybe they should ration the food. From the beginning I could te
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Rose
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Foreverland is Dead is book 2 in the Foreverland trilogy. It can be read as a stand-alone but I don't think you would enjoy it as much without having the background of the virtual reality set-up and the names and background of the ones who started it all and why.

Foreverland is Dead picks up where The Annihilation of Foreverland left off but in this case it focuses on the aftermath as it pertains to the girls with whom the boys used to meet in the virtual reality.
As was the case with TAOF, I sp
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