Sunday, July 3, 2011

Danny's Review on Everlost

Release Date: August 22, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Source: Bought
Rating: Escapable
Series: Skinjacker #1
The Other Books: Everwild, Everfound
Somewhere between life and death is… Everlost.

Nick and Allie don't survive the car accident, but their souls don't go where they're supposed to, either. Instead, they're caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. Nick and Allie don’t survive the car accident, but their souls don’t exactly get where they’re supposed to go either. Instead, theyrs’re caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist.

It’s a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost kids run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth. When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed queen of lost souls, Nick feels like he’s found a home, but Allie isn’t satisfied spending eternity between worlds. Against all warnings, Allie begins learning the "Criminal Art" of haunting, and ventures into dangerous territory, where a monster called the McGill threatens all the souls of Everlost. In this imaginative novel, Neal Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what just might lie in between.
This review was updated on May 10, 2012.
I like the cover a lot. Especially since it only shows Nick and Allie running away in a forest which is the beginning of the book.
Both Allie and Nick went spinning wildly, crashing out of the blacker-than-black walls of the tunnel, and as the flew off course, the life before them disappeared. They hit the ground hard, and the exhaustion of their flight overcame them.

Their sleep was dreamless, as it would be for a long, long time.
I got this book during a Simon Pulse read. I heard great things about the series so, I wanted to get reading right away. I bought the book afterwards, and read it again.

It starts off slow but most books do. I wasn’t too worried about it. This took me one day to read because it was such amazing book. It’s like Neal Shusterman has actually been between life and death and has seen this world. I so want to go there when I’m dead.

Nick and Allie died in the same car crash. Lief is a boy that has already died and has found a dead spot from a forest that was destroyed. A dead spot is an area where the children of Everlost can’t sink. Lief finds them and can’t wait for them to wake up and play with them. When they do wake up, Nick and Allie want to go home and find out what happened to their family. Lief doesn’t go with them, afraid of getting caught by the McGill.

When Nick and Allie travel, they run into some others like them. Unfortunately, the others don’t want them there and try to dispose of them. Lief save Nick and Allie from sinking into the ground. They find another area full of children like them, accept this one is more friendly. It’s under control by a girl named Mary. Nick finds attraction to Mary, but Allie discovers some ugly truths about Mary. Mary has trapped the children in her tower. Allie is desperate to find out someone to give her answers. Which ends up, her discovering the McGill.

This book has action, humor, a little bit of flirting, and some lessons in life and death. It was a fun, enjoyable read. I can’t wait to read the next book.

In this book, Allie is my favorite. She’s brave but also, you can see something deeper about her. She really just wants to go home. She also learns some awesome, chilling skills in this book. My least favorite was Mary. I did not trust her since the beginning. She thinks she knows it all but there is so much more Everlost and she only knows some of the things she believes are right and controlled.Now I am all about some rules, but too much, it would end up chaotic. Some people can't follow rules.
This book is part of the SkinJacker Trilogy. The second is titled Everwild, and the third is titled Everfound. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

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