Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The End of Athens

The End of Athens by Anthony Karakai 

What Goodreads says about The End of Athens:
"In the year 2091, humans have lost the ability to dream. After decades of financial and social depression, dreams and aspirations have become a recessive gene—an impossibility of the modern mind. 
Greece is one of the worst social and economic disaster zones, and all hope of a better future has been lost. One young man, Nikos, discovers that he is not like everybody else—there is something different about him.
Believing that he may be going crazy, he soon discovers that he is the only person in Greece who has inherited the ability to dream. Time is running out as the government continues its tirade of corruption and suppression against the people, and Nikos must find a way to teach others how to dream so that once more society can free itself from the shackles of mental slavery."

The Cover:
Awesome! Really caught my eyes! An eye looking at you right from the center of the book, creepy in such a good way!

First Impression:
Awesome concept! Sounds like a great book! 
Once I really started to read this book I lost track of the story so many times. I would be very surprised if this book becomes a favorite to many teenagers, its quite flat and I honestly was quite bored numerous times. There is very little action and the plot did not jump out at me like so many of my favorite books. All of the information about dreams was very interesting, and kept my interest. 

Final Thoughts:
I was not a big fan of this book. Honestly I was so bored with it the first 3/4 that I wanted to quit numerous times. It was interesting enough for me to keep going but the plot just had me so lost. The characters were quite flat and boring as well, not ones I felt connected to in any way.

(I received this book for free in return for an honest review. Thank you!)


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