I never anticipated ARC reviewers’ feedback as I did with Annihilation, the final book in the Bermuda Trilogy. Though it is my personal favorite in the series, I wasn’t sure about the readers’ reactions because the book was a little bit different from Bermuda and Evolution.
While the first two books in the series are fast-paced, action-fueled adventures, Annihilation is more of a psycho-thriller. Not that everybody hates psycho-thrillers, but it is not what my readers would exactly expect in this book.
Fortunately, the reviews are encouraging so far:
“Great science fiction blended with psychological thriller.”
“I loved that I legit could not predict what would happen next, right up to the big whammy of an ending (wowza!)“
“If you enjoy science fiction, “what if” scenarios and a quest to save the world, this series should be on your MUST read list!“
A happy ending or a logical conclusion?
Annihilation is not my first book to change its ending, but this one had a totally different ending until I was writing the last two chapters. (Warning: mild spoilers ahead if you haven’t read Annihilation yet).
My original plan was to conclude the Bermuda series in the happiest way for mankind, and I was already following on that direction. However, at some point, I didn’t feel that ending would make sense 100%. And that’s when I took a few steps back, and changed the course a little bit. In the current ending, my focus is on the characters we root for; they do deserve a break after all they have been through. As for mankind, well, mankind shall wait, I guess.
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