Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Neverworld Wake

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 questio...

Details Neverworld Wake

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

Reviews Neverworld Wake

  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    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...
  • Michael
    I am confusion.
  • Caroline
    ***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...
  • j
    what if the secret history, but time travel?
  • 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 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...
  • Jacqueline Smith
    My sister and I received an ARC of this book. Oh my goodness... It's amazing!
  • Doug
    Pessl's first two books were marvels in both construction and innovation, but after finishing them, I felt like I had just completed a 100,000 piece jigsaw puzzle... and was left with either a few extra pieces ... or a few gaping holes and no pieces to fill them. They also felt (at 514 and 640 pages respectively) a bit bloated and in need of judicious editing. No such problem blights Pessl's third endeavor - which is both a blessing and a curse. ...
  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    3.5 starswell this was super interesting...i sort of saw the actual ending coming. i pretty much predicted it but the whole concept of the neverworld was cool and the characters are interesting. there is a bit of a disconnect that i felt towards the characters. overall, i liked it.arc provided by delacorte press at yallwest 2018
  • rakunyze
    Night Film is in my top five favorite books, and I am honestly jealous of anyone who has yet to read it for the first time. I have been anxiously anticipating Marisha Pessl’s next novel, and was thrilled to get my hands on an ARC of Neverworld Wake.Contrary to how I was with Night Film - trying to savor it to make it last longer - I flew through Neverworld Wake over this past weekend. I will admit when I found out it was YA, I was slightly disa...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "There are rules of this world, and there is what you do when life comes crashing down around you."This was my first experience with this author and my expectations were high. Readers lead me in a direction that this author was the best at what she does, but this was such a huge letdown. From page one I knew that it was going to be a strange read and I’m not denying that it wasn’t. The story just reminded me of things I have read before with ...
  • Jennopenny
    I inhaled this is pretty much two sittings. Suspenseful, weird and twisty. It's not the best Pessl so far but it's really enjoyable. 3.5 out of 5.
  • Claire
    I am going to be blunt: Pessl's ideas have so much potential, but the execution is absolutely terrible. The concept of the "Neverworld Wake" was fascinating to me, especially the concept of time stopping and the characters living the same day over and over again. This is the type of Twilight Zone eeriness I live for! However, I constantly lost track of where the plot was supposed to be going. Pessl seems to struggle with pacing, as the book seems...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    This was the novel I’ve been waiting for at Yallwest, or the very reason why I wanted to attend Yallwest. I was lucky enough to snag a copy of this novel! Now onto my review:I loved Marisha Pessl’s entrancing writing in Neverworld Wake. I felt as though I was taken into a different world. Her writing just resonated with me because she “had a way with words,” eliciting all kinds of emotions from me. I was bawling near the end of the novel....
  • Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
    Initial Impressions 5/14/18: 3.5 starsI was not quite sure what to expect from NEVERWORLD WAKE and from the cover and synopsis, I was picturing a much more atmospheric read with a spooky, twisty vibe. There were definitely twists in this book but I think I would have enjoyed it much more if it had been a straight mystery/thriller or straight magical realism with no mystery. I think magical realism is probably the most accurate way to describe wha...
  • oh!fortheluvofbooks
    I believe this is a 3.5 for me.There were parts I really loved and was like oh snap and parts I was like uhm okay then? Overall I didn’t really care for Bee, I just thought she was bleh. But then again I didn’t care for any of them except Kip. Whit was psycho and I hope no females think that’s how they can act and get away with it. I did like the Wincroft aspect and how it was basically like a Seperate world from everyone else. The Neverwor...
  • Cheryl
    Neverworld Wake by Marisha PesslWhen a text invitation arrives from one of her forsaken friends on her last day of freshman college, Beatrice “Bumblebee” knows she must go. It’s a healing needed, a closure. Having lost her boyfriend to an as yet unsolved death, she wants to find out what they know, how they can help her find the answers.She heads out for to Wincroft, a mansion owned by relatives to whom she was about to visit. The old cliqu...
  • Molly
    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. (It was not a Goodreads giveaway - if you are the person/publisher who sent it to me, please let me know so I can thank you! It arrived with very little information.)I've been kind of obsessed with Marisha Pessl since reading Night Film, and I was really hoping that this would be the same kind of creepy. It's not quite that. After the unexpected death of one of their group, five tee...
  • Patricia
    YA books are not my usual read, and this is my first experience of the writing of Marisha Pessl. But, thanks to Penguin Random House and the ARC they sent to me, I can say it turned out very well. The story moves along, always interesting. The very idea of young people involved in a fatal accident hits home whatever the age of the reader. However, this story takes its five central characters and puts them in a paranormal state, while they face th...
  • Amy
    SO good. I loved Night Film but thought it was almost over done in a way, trying to be as weird as possible. Neverworld Wake is like the perfect mix of If We Were Villains, We Were Liars, Before I Fall, and A Wrinkle in Time, and even those don’t sum it up. A group of six best friends. One of them dead, surrounded by lingering questions and suspicions. One night gone awry, leaving the remaining five trapped in time with each other. Amazingly wr...
  • Karlan
    Although published as a YA novel, this puzzling, exciting novel should not be missed by fans of the author's SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS. The main characters are older teens who can relive the same day after death while trying to solve a mystery. It does not quite make sense until the surprising, shocking conclusion.
  • Vikki VanSickle
    A dark, twisty, Faust meets Groundhog Day scenario in which a group of teens re-live one night over and over again until they can come to a consensus regarding which of them should die. Fans of Pessl's Night Film will not be surprised by the weird but fascinating dark worlds she can create. Part psychological thriller, part straight up horror, this was an original and compelling read.
  • Deborah Embury
    This is one of the best books I have ever read. I adore it. “Neverworld Wake” is dark and it hurts, but it’s also piercingly smart, pulling back layers of human nature and friendship in a completely new way. Without a doubt one of the most unsettlingly fantastic YA novels of all time.
  • Patricia
    Wow. Just wow. I think this is one of those stories that will stick with me for a long time. This is so much more than I thought it was going to be, kind of like a more grim Groundhog Day with the melancholic tone of the game Life Is Strange. I liked the twists, the discoveries, the dark, rainy landscape...that ending. I recommend reading past Part 1, as it's more of a build-up and introduction to what's next. I, for one, will be checking out her...