- File Size: 1526 KB
- Print Length: 285 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Subtle Demon Publishing; 1 edition (May 21, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 21, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KHGDPZ4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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Were there flaws in the book or story - sure. There are always flaws in every book you read. Some books have them better disguised than others. The important thing to ask as you finish a book is this - did you enjoy the "ride"? I very much enjoyed the ride, and would take that ride again. This story deals with some elements I normally don't choose to read - science experimentation on humans creating people with unique abilities (okay, I do read about this in romantic fiction and enjoy it) - government and secret agencies handling/hiding the science experiments/experimentation (I'm not big on government stuff) - however in this book, it worked. The book has a lot going on, with a lot of different point of views, and you move around in these people's minds as the story advances. This is not "descriptions" per se. You are dealing with internal dialogue. I guess I liken it to a psychological thriller, where you are in the minds of the people and that advances the story. It might not be for everyone. I didn't think I would like such a book. I was wrong.
This author hooked my interested and kept it through the whole book. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. That's good writing. I highly suggest you try the sample if you are not sure. That is what hooked my interested enough to buy the book. I really liked the heroine and being in her thoughts. Happy reading.
I fell in love with this author when I read her first book, "Blood Wager," so I will read what she puts out, but I have to say, this one just was not on the level of her previous books. I really don't understand all of the 5 star reviews! At 20 percent in, I was ready to call it a day, but I kept reading until the end and it just stayed boring.
I really hope the next one is better.
The problem I had was that the story is told via a lot of different characters and all in snippits at a time. I kept losing track of who was telling each bit of the story. You might read ten paragraphs from one character's point of view then suddenly you are in some other character's head. If I was reading it in a paperback instead of my Kindle I could have put a post-it-note in place with the character's name to keep reminding me but on the kindle and because it jumps from one person to another every few pages it became a nightmare to read.
I kept finding that the book made me think of the X-Men all the time. It seems like this could have been an alternate version of how the X-Men were created.
Don't expect any real romance or relationships between the characters as this is really minimal at best. If you like a story that rolls along quickly and has lots of twists and turns then you will probably love this book. If you find it really hard going following just who is talking when in the book I suggest you just keep reading. If you get sick of the writing style you can probably just skip to the last few pages and resolve the ending so you are not left wondering what happens LOL.
Well thought out concepts and fast paced writing. Highly recommended to patient readers who can handle a quite unusual writing style.
The plot had a similar effect on me. At times it fascinated and other times felt contrived.
This is only the first in a popular series so I hesitate to judge anything but this book. It could easily be a novel that you love that leads to an even better series. I'm not convinced that is true for me.