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 Jimtheir creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriendchanged everything.One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroftthe seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the worldhoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jims death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses shes 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.And so begins the Neverworld Wake....
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Neverworld Wake Reviews
June 5, 2018! I can't wait!
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 Whitley and her boy friend Cannon, Martha a science gee ...more
My sister and I received an ARC of this book. Oh my goodness... It's amazing!
2 stars--meh. So disappointed!
I normally love Marisha Pessl, but this had mediocre writing, a premise that didn't hold up under too much thought (and a premise I couldn't suspend my disbelief for), and characters that were caricatures and unlikable (seriously, why were they friends?). I'll give this 2 stars instead of 1 because I kept reading to find out the answer to the murder mystery--but the answer was dumb and annoying. Everything just felt shallow and unexplored.
I was so looking forward t ...more
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 characters fell flat for me. There was no substance to them ...more
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 Calamity Physics and Night Film--it doesn’t contain illus ...more
I am confusion.
what if the secret history, but time travel?