“Everlost (Skinjacker #1)” by Neal Shusterman
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Summary from Goodreads:
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 center of the Earth.
When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed queen of lost kids, Nick feels like he 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.
- Exploring ghosts and hauntings isn’t new. It was new for me to examine it from the other side.
- I liked that the book was about ghosts…but not exactly.
- It was interesting for hauntings to not be bad or for the ghost doing it to have bad intentions. It turns out that it was just likely a kid trying to touch the ‘real’ world.
- There was a lot going on in the book but it all came together really well. It seemed really scattered but I could see how the author had thought things through.
- Shusterman once again paints a really fascinating and twisted world. I can’t help but want to know more.
- It really wasn’t predictable. I had no idea where things were going to go.
The bottom line? Interesting take on ghosts/hauntings. I definitely want to continue with the series.