Sunday, May 22, 2011

Everlost by Neal Shusterman - Review

Nick and Allie don't survive a car crash. They bump into each other in a tunnel and end up stuck between Life and Death in a place called Everlost. It's a bizarre place where you sink into the Earth if you don't keep moving (unless it's a dead zone), They meet Lief, who tells them all about life as an Afterlight and set out to find their way home. But the living can't see or hear them. They can't walk where they walk. Dangers are everywhere: roaming gangs, a monster called the McGill, and the Haunter. They could fall into a rut (forever) or simply forget who they are. And then there's Mary, who writes books about life in Everlost and looks after the children - for a price.

This is an incredibly inventive world, full of danger and delight, where Nick and Allie are determined to make a difference. As they struggle to make sense of their new reality, and find a purpose in Everlost, they are captured, outsmarted, but find their gifts and their purpose. Nothing here is as it seems, no one should be taken at face value. Full of twists and turns, yet funny in parts, this is an adventure you should not miss. I'm turning to Everwild right now. And will always look at fortune cookies differently from now on!