Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Neverworld Wake

Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five 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 questi...

Details Neverworld Wake

TitleNeverworld Wake
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Reviews Neverworld Wake

  • Lala BooksandLala
    Fuck. yes.
  • Emma Giordano
    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, depressionIf youre going into this book expected a young adult rendition of Night Film, dont 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 worl...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "Sometimes there are no answers,Sometimes you find love,Sometimes the dark has teeth,Sometimes it hides doves.The one thing you can expect in life,As you step down its twisted road,Is that you will be speechless.Then? Ask someone who knows."-J. C. Gossamer Madwick, The Dark House at Elsewhere BendBe still my heart; Marisha Pessl has done it again! I'm amazed at how she can take such varying genres and subject matter and manage to grasp my attenti...
  • karen
    hm. yeah, i think i am going to stick with a flat three on this one. its a shame, because i was looking forward to this with hearts in my eyes and a quiver in my loins and i even got a sweet signed copy, but while it is a thoroughly enjoyable, medium book, it stays right there in the the positive column, pessl makes the transition to YA very well - this is perfectly suited for its audience and the pacing, the themes, the characters, the...
  • megs_bookrack
    ...time for you has become snagged on a splinter, forming a closed-circuited potentiality called a Neverworld Wake. Bea Hartley has been estranged from her friend group since the mysterious death of her boyfriend, Jim. Unable to live with unanswered questions, Bea heads off to ex-BFF Whitley's seaside mansion, Wincroft, to demand the answers she seeks. Basically, Bea and Whitley were part of a super tight group at their private school, comprised ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was REALLY cool. Like, way cooler than I expected it to be. Definitely recommend if you're interested in a YA thriller that thinks outside the box!
  • Barbie
    My thoughts in a nutshell So... I DNF at 55% I don't know what happened in the end, if somebody share with me I will be happy.The story is aboutSkip over this point if you don't like the sneak peek. some young student has a car accident and they stuck in an alternative life called Neverworld. Only one character will survive the others will die.Why I DNF it? ☹ The concept has a lot of potentials, but the actual book is a joke. A "new" YA book ...
  • Warda
    I was absolutely captivated by the synopsis for this book initially. It had intrigue, mystery and sounded dark. My kinda thing!I wont give too much of the plot away since its always best to go in blind with these types of books. Its safe to say, the plot pulled me in. The mystery surrounding it had me turning the pages and what kept me reading. The writing did an amazing job at making me envision the world quite vividly. However, the characters f...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge #23: A Book About Time TravelLet 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 s...
  • Edward Lorn
    The first thing you need to know, before I type anything else, is that this book is not bad because it's YA. This book is bad because it's bad. Period.It is with a heavy heart that I must deem this book a complete failure. I've thought about it for the past few days (the book only took two days to read) and I've come to the conclusion that I wasted my time reading it. There are several reasons for this, and I'm going to try and be level-headed, b...
  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    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 so...
  • Heather
    This book truly messed up my mind. Flew through it because I just had to know what happened!
  • Maxwell
    There's really nothing I would change about this book, and I couldn't put it down. That's why it gets 5 stars from me.I had heard pretty mixed reviews about this one from a lot of book reviewers & friends I follow online, so maybe going in with low expectations helped my reading of it? Either way, I thought that Marisha Pessl did an absolutely fantastic job of telling a very complex and confusing story in a way that is never hard to read or under...
  • Charlotte May
    When theres a break in the path in front of you and youre freaked out, you take a running leap and trust that youll reach the other side. Ok then. So I did enjoy this it was such an interesting concept. A group of five estranged friends meet up in an old house, but get into a car accident causing them to become trapped in a world between life and death. A Neverworld Wake. Bee hasnt spoken to her friends in at least a year (the timescale is unsur...
  • Rachel Bea
    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... The Plot 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 ...
  • Gemma ♕
    I really loved this book. There were so many twists and turns and the premise itself was just so cool. I loved the way that the only way out of the Neverworld was for four people to willingly die so that one could live. What I liked most about it is that there wasnt an easy fix, they didnt find some loophole. They dragged it out for as long as they could, their own personal desires to carrying on living pushing them to drag themselves through the...
  • Sara (sarawithoutanH)
    What I liked about this book is that Marisha Pessl managed to tell a complex story that could've easily been confusing in a very succinct and beautiful way (I will always love her writing). The mythology of the neverworld wake was very out there but she managed to keep the story grounded. I really enjoyed the characters - at first glance, they seem simple and a bit tropey, but, as you read on, you quickly find that they have layers and deeper mot...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    4.5 Great, but deserved a more shocking ending.Huge content warning for suspected suicide, & repeat suicide attempts/discussion.
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    what in the heckin' heck did i just read?
  • Chelsea
    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 Pessls third novel.I didnt hate it, and I was engaged throughout the book. However, I think this could have been so much more, which is why Im coming away feeling more disappointed than anything. The Plot I went into this having absolutely no clue what this was about o...
  • Caroline
    ***SPOILERS HIDDEN***Marisha Pessls third book is her first offering not only in the young adult genre but also science fiction, and its 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 Ph...
  • Auntie Terror
    3.5 stars - somehow hindered by being YA... [Prtf]
  • Karima chermiti
    Its so easy to hate the pretty one, worship the genius, love the rock star, trust the good girl.Thats 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-provo...
  • Merphy Napier
    3.5 What I liked:- really really fun. Especially the middle where things really got going, I had a lot of fun watching the characters relive the same day in so many different ways. Causing chaos, trying to figure out how to get out without having to cause the others to die, solving the mystery... I feel like they went through the progression that so many others would have gone though. And it was cool seeing them trying to make the most of their s...
  • Michael
    I am confusion.
  • Dannii Elle
    Well. That was fucking intense!
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Plot: 2.5 starsNarrator: 4 starsI 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...
  • Amelia
    I really enjoyed this book. It was well-crafted and you can tell it was thought out right down to every detail. The reason why it lost a star is that it was a little hard to get into. I had to read the first few chapters before I was really invested with the story. Highly recommend!
  • Katie
    More like a 3.75 stars
  • Bentley ★
    See this review and more like it at!______Marisha Pessl first impressed me with Night Film when I read that in 2017, and her foray into Young Adult / Science Fiction has wowed me as well! There is something so compelling about the way that Pessl allows a mystery to unfold. She certainly knows how to draw the reader in from the very first page or in this case even with this gorgeous cover and evocative title. The thing I love ...