Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl (Review + Giveaway)

I am thrilled to be a stop on the book tour for Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! You can read my review below but be sure to check out the tour schedule at the end of this post, or click the banner above, for more!
Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Neverworld Wake
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date:June 5, 2018
Pages:336 (Hardcover)
Published By:  Delacorte Press
Website:Marisha Pessl

Neverworld Wake on Goodreads
My Review Copy:  Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Where to get:

https://amzn.to/2rTx80x https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/neverworld-wake-marisha-pessl/1127396557?ean=9780399553929#/ https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780399553929

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.


It was then that it occurred to me what he was. 

The Keeper was a reminder.

The vote. The vote. The vote.
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.

This is my first novel by Marisha Pessl, but it certainly won't be my last! After a near-collision driving back to Wincroft house, a strange man knocks on the door and tells our characters that the near-collision was anything but and they're all dead - but they don't need to all stay dead. Due to certain circumstances, they are in the Neverworld Wake. A dark and twisted version of Groundhog's Day

They experience the same day over again - with chances to "re-do" things or experience events in a different manner - until they all unanimously vote on the one person who gets to live while everyone else stays dead.

Beatrice first spends her first few Wakes visiting her parents and hanging out with them while others go down a darker path of harassing individuals (and border on murder) because the days "reset" and there are no true consequences.

Martha uses her Wakes to learn more about navigating the dark and twisted realm they find themselves trapped in. She shares her findings with the group and together they decide they will find out the truth of Jim's death. While the police had ruled Jim's death as a suicide, they aren't convinced.

The mystery of Jim's death and the secrets we learn along the way turned me on my head. I could not put this book down I was so engrossed in the story. Not only does the story explore varying relationships, but also how our smallest actions can have the biggest impacts on not only the lives of others, but on our lives.

And the truth? Not even I saw that coming.

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.

Three winners will a finished copy of Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
US Only

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Tour Schedule

6/1/2018 - YA Books Central

6/4/2018 - Two Chicks on Books
6/5/2018 - Bookish Lifestyle
6/6/2018 - Tea With Mermaids
6/7/2018 - Trendy Simple Life
6/8/2018 - A Dream Within A Dream

6/11/2018 - Books Coffee and Repeat
6/12/2018 - Nerdophiles
6/13/2018 - Life of a Literary Nerd
6/14/2018 - Jena Brown Writes
6/15/2018 - Once Upon a Twilight

6/18/2018 - Here's to Happy Endings
6/19/2018 - Book-Keeping
6/20/2018 - A Gingerly Review
6/21/2018 - Cindy's Love of Books
6/22/2018 - RhythmicBooktrovert

6/25/2018 - BookHounds YA
6/26/2018 - Under the Book Cover
6/27/2018 - Smada's Book Smack
6/28/2018 - Hauntedbybooks
6/29/2018 - The Cover Contessa

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