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
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.
I feel like a lot of people going into this book will come in with high expectations and somewhat of a buzz, especially if one has already read Marisha Pessl's raved thriller, Night Film. I think a lot of people going in will expect something.....else, but will end up with something different, instead.
This book was so biz ...more
My sister and I received an ARC of this book. Oh my goodness... It's amazing!
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
Trust me, no one is more disappointed than I am right now.
Considering that Night Film is one of my top three books of all time, I was so excited to get my hands on an early copy of Pessl’s third novel.
I didn’t hate it, and I was engaged throughout the book. However, I think this could have been so much more, which is why I’m coming away feeling more disappointed than anything.
I went into this having absolutely no clue what this was about other than that the blurb sounded weird, so I’m ...more
I really enjoyed this book! I managed to remain intrigued throughout the entire story. So many twists and turns. A great first young adult novel from Marisha Pessl!
CW: death, murder, suicide, depression
If you’re going into this book expected a young adult rendition of Night Film, don’t pick this one up. Neverworld Wake does retain a similar air of mystery to Night Film, but other than that, the story is entirely different.
I really enjoyed the world of Neverworld Wake. I expected this novel to h ...more
Fuck. yes. that. cover.
Plot: 2.5 stars
Narrator: 4 stars
I am not sure if I would have had a different experience with the story had I chose to read it versus listen to it; there was too much going on. I found myself losing interest and it was almost a DNF had I not wanted to figure out what the heck was going on.
I will preface my review with: I typically do not read supernatural and found myself feeling the story was a bit farfetched, but still with a rather interesting concept so I was intrigued. I know I need to make ...more
*Disclaimer: A copy of Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl was provided to me by Indigo Books & Music as part of their monthly teen #IndigoStaffPicks promotion. This does not effect my opinion in any way.
Actual rating: 4.5 Stars!
“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.”
What I Liked
The complexity. This is one complicated story. It’s one of those stories that ...more