Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the The Skinjacker Trilogy series.
Allie and Nick died. The accident left no survivors, but the afterlife is still a ways off for these two lost children. Their souls are stranded in a limbo-esque realm between life and death where thought and meaning rule their reality. Nick and Allie must navigate their way through a strange, frightening land of spectres and long destroyed monuments. Shusterman's story is often broken by philosophical asides that serve the larger narrative and pose great moral quandaries (as is Shusterman's style).
I love this book and its sequels. It's been a while since i read them but they had a lasting impact on the way I think and behave.— From Perry's Picks
In this eerie and atmospheric novel, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Neal Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what might lie in between.
Nick and Allie don’t survive the car accident—and their souls don’t exactly get where they’re supposed to go. Instead, they’re caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It’s a magical, yet dangerous, place where bands of lost kids run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.
When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed queen of lost souls, Nick feels like he’s found a home, but Allie isn’t satisfied spending eternity between worlds. Against all warnings, Allie begins learning the “Criminal Art” of haunting, and ventures into dangerous territory, where a monster called the McGill threatens all the souls of Everlost.
About the Author
Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his latest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves. Visit Neal at StoryMan.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.