Saturday, July 14, 2018

Everfound (Skinjacker #3): A Review


While Mary lies in a glass coffin aboard a ghost train heading west, her minions are awaiting her re-awakening by bringing lots of new souls into Everlost to serve her. Meanwhile Jackin’ Jill has met Jix, a fur-jacker—a skin jacker who can take over the bodies of animals, most notably jaguars. Jix serves a Mayan god who collects Everlost coins, and has his own agenda. In the concluding volume of The Skinjacker Trilogy, Neal Shusterman reveals new sides of the characters of Everlost, who are pitted against each other in a battle that may destroy all life on Earth.

My Review:

In this final installment, we are taken to a different part of the Everlost limbo world. We meet new characters who have curious talents and can somehow affect the world differently. I rather enjoyed their addition. They certainly make things more complicated.

Then we have old characters who are committing murders to make more limbo children to serve Mary. How does a child in limbo get that way? Of course, they fully believe that this limbo is far better than their real life, but if they don't try hard...then they can't remember their real life. Perhaps that's why. They think they are saving takes a lot for the ones in charge to see otherwise.

Nick is still trying to convince kids the light is good and most are too scared to try as he says. He is still moving forward though, even as a chocolate monster.

Allie has woken up from her high of skinjacking and is back with Mikey as they try desperately to stop the murderers. When Mary wakes up, she and Allie are literally placed in a battle of life and death.

This last installment has the most beautiful ending. It is complete with the story while not tying everything in a bow. We learn about the importance of life and the importance of kindness--in this life and the next. This book isn't religious, but it makes you think about what exactly you will be doing once you're gone and the consequences of your life's actions.

A great series from Neal Shusterman!

I give this a 5 out of 5!

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