Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her six best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jimtheir creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriendchanged everything.One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroftthe seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the worldhoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jims death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses shes never going to know what really happened.Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers... and at life.And so begins the Neverworld Wake....
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Neverworld Wake Reviews
Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge #23: A Book About Time Travel
Let me start out by saying I don't think this is a bad book, as I think it was pretty clever and unique in a lot of ways, but the plot and characters just didn't appeal to me AT ALL. So I would recommend this to people who like time travel and mystery/thrillers, as the main focus of the book is the characters trying to solve the mystery of their friend's death.
So, this book sort of reads like All You Need is Kill (or Edge of ...more
It’s so easy to hate the pretty one, worship the genius, love the rock star, trust the good girl.
That’s never their only story.
We are all anthologies. We are each thousands of pages long, filled with fairy tales and poetry, mysteries and tragedy, forgotten stories in the back no one will ever read.
Neverworld Wake confirmed it for me, Marisha Pessl is one of a kind. No one writes atmospheric, spooky and powerful profound story with a thought-provoking ending and memorable sense of doom like s ...more
Marisha Pessl’s third book is her first offering not only in the young adult genre but also science fiction, and it’s a success. The story is a balanced blend of the solid (a murder-mystery element) and the fantastical (the “Neverworld” sci-fi element, also a mystery).
Pessl has proven herself a masterful writer who goes above and beyond in her work. Although Neverworld Wake is modest compared to her Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film--it doesn’t contain illus ...more
Someone please hold me. This is not a drill, I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I need this more than anything else in 2018!!!!!!! Haaaallllpppp!!!
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Content Warning: Suicide, Murder, Mental Illness, Drug Use
This book pulled me out of my reading slump because I had such a good time with this book. Beatrice/ Bee sets out to find answers from her ex-group of friends about her boyfriend Jim , who died suddenly. After a night out they find out they are stuck in time by a mysterious man. While stuck in time the mystery of what happened to Jim begins to unravel while secrets the friends have held close are ...more
I don't usually write long reviews, but I started to type up everything that was annoying me about this book, so here you go.
Yeah, it's rambling and whatever. I'm just so disappointed that the author of one of my favorite books (Night Film) wrote this...
I noticed a lot of people were anticipating this book because they think it's a boarding school supernatural mystery. It's not. The characters did go to a boarding school and that's how they know each other, but nothing takes place ther ...more
I LOVED THIS. normally i would give a 4.5 star book a 4 star but i want everyone to understand how much i enjoyed this so i'm giving it the full 5 for GR rating.
This book, I legit couldn't put it down. I didn't even mean to read it all at once and even TRIED to set a stopping point for myself and failed THREE TIMES. I didn't eat or play with my cat or do anything but READ while I was absorbing this. I. Loved. It.
This book is about a group of ex best friends who find themselves in betwe ...more
I am confusion.