Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Everfound by Neal Shusterman

This review may contain spoilers of previous books in the series.
 Summary:(from book jacket) The final battle for Everlost has begun... As Mary Hightower slumbers in a glass coffin waiting to be reborn back into Everlost, her allies and henchman begin to carry out her terrible mission. Mary's army is joined by a newcomer: Jix, a spy for the Mayan King of Everlost. A furjacker who skinjacks great cats, Jix has his own agenda. Meanwhile, Mikey McGill desperately tries to rescue Allie the Outcast.  At his side is Nick the Chocolate Ogre who has become pure chocolate and hardly remembers himself at all. Mikey encounters a creature that scares even the mighty McGill: a scar wraith, whose touch can extinguish an Afterlight forever. It becomes clear that the outcome will determine not just the fate of Everlost, but the fate of the living world as well.
Review: This book is the third and final installment in this trilogy and I think it wrapped up pretty nicely. I think this series could almost be considered middle grade but I still really enjoyed it. I have liked getting to know all the characters throughout three books Nick and Allie are really unique characters I enjoyed reading from both their perspectives. Although the plot was kept pretty simple it was still exciting and fast paced and I flew through this five hundred page novel surprisingly fast. This book was largely focused on the final battle for Everlost. I was interested to see where the story would go and I was not disappointed. However, my only problem was that the ending was a little bit anti climatic. With the whole book building up to this one moment I expected it to be more intense. The way the story ended for all the characters made sense for each one of them, except for Mary. I was really annoyed with the way her story ended. Overall, I think this is a pretty good series especially for a younger audience.

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