From Amazon: Nick and Allie don't survive the crash, and now they are in limbo, stuck halfway between life and death, in a netherworld known as Everlost. Everlost is home to those who didn't make it to their final destination: A magical yet dangerous place filled with shadows where lost souls run wild. Shocked and frightened, Nick and Allie aren't ready to rest in peace just yet. They want their lives back. Desperate for a way out, their search takes them deep into the uncharted regions of Everlost.
I loved this book! Neal Shusterman has managed to create an enchanting, terrifying world where nothing and everything makes sense. The story and characters are original and brilliant, and the whole concept of Everlost is a great idea.
Allie and Nick are strong, layered characters, and each eventually finds their place in this strange new world. With Nick's quick thinking abilities and Allie's headstrong resolve, the pair make a huge difference to Everlost, and the lives of all the children who haven't yet gotten where they're going.
The chapters are fairly short, and most begin with excerpts from Mary Hightower's books about life in Everlost. I think this is a pretty genius idea, and gives the reader that extra bit of information about the rules and regulations of this scary but comforting place. The McGill is an interesting villain, with a story of his own that unfolds throughout the book. Although he's not as bad as he seems, I still wouldn't like to meet him on a dark night... his appearance would scare the life out of me!
Everlost is another compulsive read from the fantastic Mr. Shusterman. Thought-provoking books with lots of room for discussion seem to be his speciality, and he pulls it off so well every time. I can't wait for the sequel!