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In the wee hours of the morning, I finished book #19 for 2013…Everlost…by Neal Shusterman.

This is the first in his Skinjacker series.

I’d recently finished two of his other books, Unwind, and Unwholly, so I was eager to see what he had cooked up in this book.

Well, let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

The book tells the story of two teenagers, Nick and Allie, who are killed when the cars they are in hit head-on.  However, rather than going to heaven, they become stuck in some other sort of afterlife, where they quickly discover that there are new rules for existence.

This book had so much imagery, that it wasn’t difficult to imagine myself stuck in their existence.  Shusterman paints a distinct picture between the land of the living, and that of the Afterlights.

Although this book belongs in the genre of Young Adult, I was immediately pulled in, and I think any other adult would be as well, as the theme is one that any person can identify with…where will we go after we die (for the record, I know WHERE I’m going…wink…)…what happens if you don’t know.

I’ve already ordered the sequel, Everwild, and it should be making its way to my house any day now.  I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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