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 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.
I am loving all the Indigo Teen Staff Picks that have been selected this year but by far Neverworld Wake is my favourite this year. This was a genre blend and it was full of surprises. I loved the pacing and man can Pessel WRITE. You can also really see how well researched this book was, that’s why I love her adult reads so I knew we were in for a treat with this one.
So many layers to these characters I was loving it! It’s so refreshing to have a book that tackles different ideals. The question of “what happens when you die” is the question we all wonder and I love the concept of Neverworld Wake in that aspect. It was also really mysterious. I haven’t read a mysterious book in awhile. The reveal was fantastic and I just really enjoyed this one!
**Thank you Chapters Indigo for sending me a copy for review in exchange for an honest review.**