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
ISBN9780399553929
Author
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherDelacorte Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction
Rating

Reviews Neverworld Wake

  • Lala BooksandLala
    2017-06-20
    Fuck. yes.
  • Emma Giordano
    2017-12-18
    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 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 th...
  • karen
    2017-04-26
    hm. yeah, i think i am going to stick with a flat three on this one. it’s 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 middle.in 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, ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2018-11-16
    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
    2019-04-28
    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 about…Skip 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 bo...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2017-06-21
    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...
  • megs_bookrack
    2018-05-07
    ...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 closest friends since the mysterious death of her boyfriend, Jim. Unable to live with unanswered questions any longer, 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 scho...
  • Edward Lorn
    2018-06-05
    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...
  • Warda
    2018-06-11
    I was absolutely captivated by the synopsis for this book initially. It had intrigue, mystery and sounded dark. My kinda thing!I won’t give too much of the plot away since it’s always best to go in blind with these types of books. It’s 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 cha...
  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    2017-06-21
    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
    2018-10-03
    This book truly messed up my mind. Flew through it because I just had to know what happened!
  • Maxwell
    2017-06-20
    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...
  • Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy
    2018-10-20
    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 wasn’t an easy fix, they didn’t 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 throu...
  • Sara (sarawithoutanH)
    2018-09-24
    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)
    2017-09-14
    4.5 Great, but deserved a more shocking ending.Huge content warning for suspected suicide, & repeat suicide attempts/discussion.
  • Rachel
    2018-07-03
    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 ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2019-02-20
    what in the heckin' heck did i just read?
  • Chelsea
    2017-06-21
    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. The Plot I went into this having absolutely no clue what this wa...
  • Caroline
    2018-05-16
    ***SPOILERS HIDDEN***Marisha Pessl’s third book is her first offering not only in the young adult genre but also science fiction, and it’s 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...
  • Karima chermiti
    2018-06-26
    It’s so easy to hate the pretty one, worship the genius, love the rock star, trust the good girl.That’s 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...
  • Michael
    2018-05-22
    I am confusion.
  • Merphy Napier
    2019-02-07
    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...
  • Dannii Elle
    2019-02-21
    Well. That was fucking intense!
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    2018-07-16
    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...
  • Katie
    2019-04-02
    More like a 3.75 stars
  • Amelia
    2018-06-14
    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!
  • Bill Kupersmith
    2018-06-09
    Though generically a YA, Neverworld Wake should appeal to older readers; it certainly does to this one. It is the book that I’d waited for Marisha Pessl to write, a school-story version of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History with teen-aged characters and set in New England. Pessl has delivered the whole shooting match. Five BFs, graduates of Darrow School in Rhode Island, have a reunion the summer after their first year in college: the wealthy W...
  • Hilly
    2018-10-06
    3.5 stars?This book was so weird that I still don’t know which genre this is or what the book was actually about.It was really addicting as the story is divided into three parts that each have an introduction, plot arch and a semi-resolution, so it’s easy to identify the structure of what is happening. However I found that the actual story was a bit vague in some points. I don’t know if this is the right way to describe it, but some details...