Author: Tony Bertauski
Series: Foreverland #3
Publication Date: March 21, 2015
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Summary from Goodreads: Where once there was light on a dusted rimWhen day followed day, now a night-filled sin.Turn back your sight to where your steps begin,And return to the root and fall again.
Tyler Ballard was in prison when his son created a dreamworld called Foreverland, a place so boundless and spellbinding that no one ever wanted to leave. Or did. Now his son is dead, his wife is comatose and Tyler is still imprisoned.
But he planned it that way.
The final piece of his vision falls into place when Alessandra Diosa investigates the crimes of Foreverland. Tyler will use her to create a new dimension of reality beyond anything his son ever imagined--a Foreverland for the entire world.
Danny, living outside of Spain since escaping the very first Foreverland, begins receiving mysterious clues that lead him to Cyn. They are both Foreverland survivors, but they have more in common than survival. They become pieces of another grand plan, one designed to stop Tyler Ballard. No one knows who is sending the clues, but some suspect Reed, another Foreverland survivor. Reed, however, is dead.
Everyone will make one last trip back to Foreverland to find out who sent them. And why.
I loved this book; as a "final" installment, it serves it purpose, it answered my questions from the previous two books and gave me closure with the characters. While the book addressed all of my major questions, it also kept me guessing. I was intrigued and really interested in where the story was heading.
I liked the inclusion of Alessandra and wish I got to know her a little better, especially when I got to the end of the book. I loved learning about how Danny Boy and Cyn are surviving. The inclusion of Reed felt cruel, like a tease, but Tony has his reasons and if you trust him as the author, you will understand.
While I enjoyed reading this book, I felt like it didn't quite live up to the first two. I guess it wasn't as disturbing as the first two, but don't let that discourage you from reading this book because it is thought provoking in a new way.
Initially, I wasn't sure if I was interested in the Halfskin books, but with the tie in to the Foreverland series, my interest is piqued.
Overall, I'd suggest you read this book, and if you haven't started the series give the first two a shot.