Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Happy Thursday everyone!

I'm really excited to be joining the #BlogTour for Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl.  I'd also like to send a BIG Thank You to Rockstar Book Tours for allowing me to be a host today!

Read on for book + author info, my review, and don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAY!


Pub. Date: June 5, 2018

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 336
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD

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 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.

“It’s always the one we worship the most we know the least”.


Five friends get stuck in a time loop called Neverworld Wake.  Only 1 can survive.  Would you be able to choose who? 

This book is about friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, life, death and the world in between.

Marisha Pessl's first Young Adult novel is captivating and full of unexpected twists.  Each character is mysterious in his/her own way and each chapter peels another layer of the truth. Exposes another secret.  Changes your mind regarding who should survive.

Being trapped in time allows them to discover what really happened to Jim, the friend that died during their senior year.  It also gives them a chance to understand how crucial the passing of time is and how every tiny action and detail can affect the fabric of time.  

What I liked best was the author’s attention to details and how she carefully linked events that brought them to where they are.  She also placed a few thrilling twists that will keep you guessing till the very end. 

You will not be able to put this book down, and if you do, you will find your mind drifting back to Neverworld

I highly recommend Neverworld Wake.  I rated 4 stars on Goodreads.

This was my first novel by Marisha Pessl, but I will definitely read all her other novels!!!


Marisha Pessl grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and now lives in New York City. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, her debut novel, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. It won the 2006 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (now the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize), and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Her new novel, Night Film, comes out August 20, 2013.

As an added bonus, check out Marisha's Playlist:


3 winners will receive a finished copy of NEVERWORLD WAKE, US Only.
Click Here to enter. Good Luck!

Tour Schedule:

6/1/2018- YA Books CentralExcerpt

Week Two:
6/4/2018- Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
6/5/2018- Bookish LifestyleReview
6/6/2018- Tea With Mermaids- Review
6/7/2018- Trendy Simple LifeReview
6/8/2018- A Dream Within A DreamReview

Week Three:
6/11/2018- Books Coffee and RepeatReview
6/12/2018- NerdophilesReview
6/13/2018- Life of a Literary NerdReview
6/14/2018- Jena Brown WritesReview
6/15/2018- Once Upon a TwilightReview

Week Four:
6/18/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
6/19/2018- Book-KeepingReview
6/20/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview
6/21/2018- Cindy's Love of BooksReview
6/22/2018- RhythmicBooktrovertReview

Week Five:
6/25/2018- BookHounds YAReview
6/26/2018- Under the Book CoverReview
6/27/2018- Smada's Book SmackReview
6/28/2018- HauntedbybooksReview
6/29/2018- The Cover ContessaExcerpt


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