Book Review #513
Title: The Forevers
Author: Chris Whitaker
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Genres: YA, Sci-fi, Dystopian
Publication Date: July 8, 2021
30 days until the end of the world.
What would you do?
Accept your destiny and join THE FOREVERS
Asteroid Selena will be crashing into Earth 8th July 2021.
The Forevers by Chris Whitaker is a pre apocalypse story of a town in the brink of destruction from Asteroid Selena. This book is about friendship, fighting for what matters most and surrounded by loved ones at the end of the world as they know it.
I like that this book went into a lot of details of what is about to struck the world. The multiple failed attempts to veer the asteroid off course, the people’s reactions ranging from good to bad and how the characters deal with their looming deaths. I usually read books that have already passed this phase and set in the future so this book gives me a whole new perspective.
I think the pace is just right. It wasn’t too fast and too slow either. Everything happened gradually throughout the story. There was a lot of depth with the characters’ emotions as the days pass by that sometimes it feels too normal. As teenagers still go to school and adults went off to work like everything is fine. I was honestly expecting a lot more chaos but they pretty much handled the situation well considering that they had a lot of time to process this.
Most of them act rashly and made really stupid decisions that ended up making their lives super messy. But everyone was just trying to handle it the best way they possibly can. Truth be told, I still don’t get what ‘the forevers’ is all about, it just feels like a cult to me.
All in all, this book was pretty okay. I didn’t love it but I didn’t dislike it either. It was a pretty middle-y book for me. So, if you like a book set during the apocalypse and surviving together then maybe you should try picking up this book.