By: Andrew Toy. Format: eBook. Read: September 2012.
Robbie Lake was counting down the days until his island vacation with his family. Everything was going as planned, until the unexpected happened. While dealing with the unfortunate consequences of being laid-off, Robbie stumbles upon a box that sends him to a whole other world. In Reveloin, people fear for their lives and they are excited to return Robbie to his throne. Only one problem, Robbie has no memory of this world or why the people are treating him like they have been waiting for his return. As his reality is turned upside down and as his dreams become reality, Robbie Lake must decide what is more important, his family or a whole civilization?
Andrew Toy has created a unique and interesting story that spans several genres from mystery and adventure to fantasy. Robbie Lake is a modern-day adult Peter Pan, as he travels back to his childhood fantasy world which has grown into a terrifying land in his absence. Toy’s debut novel will leave readers talking and will make them instant fans of his storytelling abilities. This will surely be a must-read for every adult that once created a world of their own when they were young, just by using their imaginations.
This is the first-time that I have ever read a book that reminded me of a movie. As I was reading this novel, I remembered one of my favorite movies as a child, “Hook” starring Robin Williams and Julia Roberts. This book involves an entirely different set-up, but still there is a flavor to it that brings a smile to my face as I remember my own childhood imagination. When you were a young kid, did you dream-up your own world? If you did, and you could physically go to it tomorrow would you? What would you find?
Note: Andrew Toy provided a pre-released copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this book and the author, please visit his website.