Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Bee is getting over the loss of her boyfriend, Jim and has been hiding away from her friends ever since his death. As the group of friends reunite in an awkward attempt to renew their friendship, the events of the night lead them to get into a fatal car crash. The group are thrown into the Neverworld to relive the same day over and over until they unanimously make a decision on which one of them should live, whilst the rest of them die.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, and hoped it wasn't just about the main characters grief over losing her boyfriend. Whilst a big part of the story is the characters finding out what happened to her boyfriend and how he died, it was done in such a fun, mystery way that had me hooked. 

Whilst I was interested to know how the story would play out, I didn't particularly like any of the characters though. There aren't any features I can pinpoint as to why I didn't gel well with them, I just wasn't a fan and didn't feel a connection with any of them, even our MC. 

Overall, I did really enjoy reading Neverworld Wake and it got me out of my reading slump. With plenty of twists to keep you guessing, and an incredibly realistic world created by Pessl, this one is high on my recommendations list for 2018. 

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