Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

                 Goodreads Blurb
Nick and Allie don't survive the car accident... ...but their souls don't exactly get where they're supposed to get 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. It's a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost children run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the centre of the Earth. When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed queen of lost kids, Nick feels like he's found a home, but Allie isn't satisfied spending eternity between worlds. In this imaginative novel, Neal Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what just might lie in between.
Neal Shusterman has done an amazing job with Everlost, book one in the Skinjacker trilogy. He has created many memorable characters, and the action is going in a breathtakingly steady pace. I loved how Nick and Allie enter this whole new world hovering between life and death. You'd think this was just some other world, but no. It has its own system, own rules created by the children who roam the place. More specifically, Mary, who is like a ruler in Everlost. Mary, I think, is just as lost as the children in Everlost (no pun intended), and she refuses to deny it. I do admire her persistency, but I find her really annoying, and snobby.

Allie, I have to say, was my favourite character. She's the exact opposite of Nick. He's more of a settle down, hide from trouble kind of guy, whereas Allie wants to get into action. In this case, she wants to get back into life. And so she over hears rumours of ways you can actually reach earth, and decides to go find the big bad Monster of Everlost. The McGill. What she finds in the end, of course, is totally different.

I would recommend this book to EVERYONE. Neal Shusterman has created an awesome piece of book, and honestly, why let it go to waste? If you're a fantasy, adventure, horror, lets not forget romance kind of person, pick this book up! It's got many twists and turns to last you an eternity! I'm giving this one a five out of five, even though it deserves a billion.

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