Synopses & Reviews
Everlost, the limbo land of dead children, is at war. Nick the “Chocolate Ogre” wants to help the children of Everlost reach the light at the end of the tunnel, but Mary Hightower, self-proclaimed queen of lost children and dangerous fanatic, is determined to keep Everlost’s children trapped within its limbo for all eternity. Meanwhile, Allie the Outcast travels home to seek out her parents and is tempted by the seductive thrill of skinjacking the living—until she learns a shocking secret: Those who skinjack are not actually dead. This luminous sequel to Everlost, which Orson Scott Card called “marvelously inventive...and magically beautiful,” deftly examines life, death, and how the choices we make define ourselves.
"Thought-provoking and scary, invoking elements from history and mythology, the novel ends with a shocking event that will leave its fans wanting the next volume immediately."--Horn Book Magazine
"Shusterman creates a solid, entertaining sequel to Everlost. In fact, it might even be better...The broad scope of this installment creates wonderful tension and excitement as readers flip the pages to find out what will happen next. Secondary readers of fantasy will eat up this sequel."--VOYA
"Shusterman has once again created a world that is beautiful and imaginative yet increasingly eerie and grim. Each character grows, developing new aspects of their personality and finding out just how far they’ll go to achieve their aims, whether anyone else likes it or not. Everlost is turning into Everwild, right before readers’ eyes. A fascinating read penned by an expert hand."--Kirkus Reviews
Going against Mary Hightower's wishes, Nick, "the chocolate ogre," is slowly trying to reach every kid in Everlost to hand each and every one a coin, which will release them from Everlost. Mikey McGill and Allie have joined a band of skinjackers who have more of an impact on the living world then any other inhabitant of Everlost. Except Mikey can't skinjack and Allie can - and there is a very good reason: Allie is not actually dead.
About the Author
is the author of many novels for young adults, including Unwind
, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers; The Skinjacker Trilogy; and Downsiders
, which was nominated for twelve state reading awards. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as Animorphs
. The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California. Visit him at StoryMan.com.