I am one of the stops on the blog tour for one of my most highly anticipated books of 2018. I wanted to thank Rockstar Book Tours for giving me the chance to be a stop. I was given an ARC of this book through the publishing company & Rockstar Book Tours.
Title: NEVERWORLD WAKE
Author: Marisha Pessl
Pub. Date: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
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 Jim—their creative genius and Beatrice’s boyfriend—changed everything.
One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft—the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world—hoping she’ll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim’s death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she’s 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.
Marisha Pessl wrote the Night Film which is a book I really enjoy so I knew I had to pick this up. She wrote a Young Adult novel for crying out loud! I honestly couldn’t wait to get my hands on this bad boy. This story sort of gave me Breakfast Club vibes with more mystery. It was everything that I had expected from Marisha Pessl. The story itself gave me a lot of the same kind of spooky vibes that Night Film gave me. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next to these kids.
It’s definitely on the darker side for a YA thriller. I think she did a really good job bringing the characters to life. There was a lot of mystery and intrigue throughout the whole novel. It’s perfect for anyone who is looking into getting into thrillers but still want that science fiction/fantasy element.
Overall, I gave it 4 stars out of five stars. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested for something a little spooky with an interesting cast of characters.
About The Author
Marisha Pessl grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and now lives in New York City. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, her debut novel, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. It won the 2006 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (now the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize), and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Her new novel, Night Film, comes out August 20, 2013.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of NEVERWORLD WAKE, US Only. You can find the link for the rafflecopter here.
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