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.
I quickly want to thank Rockstar Book Tour for allowing me to be a part of this book tour and for sending me a ecopy of the book to read.
This is my first time reading Marisha Pessl books. Her previous books were Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film. I actually have Night Film sitting on my book case that I bought and haven’t read yet but after reading Neverworld Wake I am excited to pick it up and read this summer. Especially if Night Film is anything like this.
This book was definitely full of things that I love when I am reading a murder mystery kind of book such as twist and turns and things you don’t expect. I wanted to savor this book but I practically devoured it pretty much in a day because I just couldn’t leave that world and needed to know what was going to happen next.
I have to say that this book left me shaking my head wondering what just happened? Its been a few days since I read the book and I am still sitting here in awe of it. If you know me in real life you know I don’t reread books but I literally want to reread this because that ending make me feeling like did I miss clues along the way.
I think that the cover is actually one that suits this book to a tee and its not very often that I will say that. I know I will say the cover is pretty but to have one that actually suits the book is something else. The cover definitely captures the book and the book is one you would probably pick up if it was facing you in a bookstore. Plus do you notice anything about the cover? It wasn’t until I had put it down that I saw it.What do you see?
I realize as I sit here to do the review that all I can honestly say is read the synopsis and go and pick up the book because if I tell you anything more I will be giving the book away and I don’t want to do that. I don’t think this book will disappoint.
I could definitely see this being made into a movie that’s how good the writing was for me. Marisha creates this fantastic world that makes you feel like you are a part of the book and that its real.
If your looking for the perfect summer read then I have to highly recommend this.