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The Skinjacker Trilogy: Everlost / Everwild / Everfound (Skinjacker #1-3)

4.53 of 5 stars 4.53  ·  rating details  ·  1,032 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Not every child who dies goes on to the afterlife. Some are caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It's a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost kids run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Ea ...more
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Published (first published June 20th 2008)
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Mar 16, 2012 Laura rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: junior high and up
Shelves: 2012, book-club
Neal Shusterman has just won over a new fan! I love this philosophical trilogy that is the most unique fantasy novel I have read. The setting is a place where children go after they die but for various reasons, don't reach "the light at the end of the tunnel". Instead they arrive in "Everlost" where they must determine their existance with weakening knowledge from their life before death and only faith of what their final destination might be - just as Wordsworth describes in his Ode from "Intim ...more
This series is probably the best series out there right now, along with the Gone series by Michael Grant. It feels complete after you turn the last page, but still leaves you longing for more. I believe a good series should be able to do that. The writing is beautiful and flowing, easy to read, and sprinkled with large-enough words throughout. It is one of the most 'epic' feeling series too, as they travel from (dead)NYC to Memphis, San Antonio, and the Trinity site. I love the premise too. Dead ...more
Feb 27, 2012 Ania rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All souls seeking an adventure!
Shelves: favorites
Read this book or the Chocolate Ogre will get you! :)
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Amazing. Simply amazing.
And it kept getting better with each book; the quality of the story did not ever degrade.
It's marvelously written, the story great.
I believe the book teaches you a lot about life, and it's also fun to read. The character's are likable, even the evil ones. (I cried when Milos was extinguished, even though he was treacherous jerk.)
The story is set in Everlost, the world between life and death, where children from from four to eighteen years old stay when they get lost on
Alisa (The Reading Obsession)
Woah. That was awesome. Nick and Allie are both in cars and accidentally crash into each other.

They see this tunnel with a light at the end of it, but don't go in. And then, they wake up in a forest and find out its been nine months. And then, they find out if they step on land, they will sink to the center of the Earth.

The characters were very interesting. I like the different viewpoints. I could relate with the characters.

The setting was well written, as was the dialogue.

The plots of
Apr 20, 2012 Ashley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Just finished Everfound.

I can't even... I can't even write a proper review right now. I still don't know how I feel about the end.

What I do know is that this series will have a special place in my heart. That's how good it was. Seriously, these books are amazing.

Neal Shusterman is officially one of the best writers EVER.
i thought this book was pretty good some parts can be slow but over all this book story was pretty awesome!!!!! who doesnt like stories about dead kids trying to find their way home?!
The Chocolate Ogre, Allie the Outcast, Mary Hightower, and The McGill. These are some of the unusual characters that populate Neal Shusterman’s famed Skinjacker Trilogy.

It’s all about a quest. It’s all about the question. I don’t give answers. I think that the only questions that are worth posing are the ones that don’t have simple answers. If I pretend to know the answers, that would be presumptuous of me—to pretend to know the answers of the grand questions that really can’t be answered. All w
Amy Nielsen
Really outstanding. Every book was simply great I thought. I went over some of my particular favorite themes that were introduced in Everlost...when I reviewed Everlost. But as frequently happens in many trilogies, this series did not lose speed, focus or die off in the middle or fizzle out at the end. It was like a train barreling full speed ahead and never running out of track until getting to its destination. Ironic simile, I know.

I found it hard to put all three of these books down. I enjoy
(FROM MY BLOG): Allie and Nick are 14-year-old passengers in two cars that hit head-on. They find themselves flying through a tunnel toward a bright light. Their "bodies" collide, and they wake up in a forest. Welcome, kids, to the world of Everlost.

When I blundered onto the Hunger Games trilogy last winter, my interest was re-awakened (moderately) in the young adult fantasy genre. As an indirect result, this past week I finished reading the Everlost trilogy -- Everlost, Everwild, and Everfound,
Vote: 3,75
Class: L-A3 (FP)

(Everlost, Everwild, Everfound)

An interesting idea, a great story, fantastic characters and very good and easy writing. I didn't give it my "four star blessing" (but maybe I'll do) only because is too "young oriented" (while it may be disturbing for a too young reader).

The world (3,50) is great: an original and convincing afterlife (a sort of limbo) for little children; somewhat sad but good.

The characters (3,75) are very good, Allie and Mikey, Nick and the Sky Witch,
Wow. Just.. Wow. I was at my school library, looking for something to read.. Low and behold, I found Everlost. Books similar to it had always caught my interest, and Everlost was no exception. I had it turned in the next day and I was begging for the next in the series. Luckily, the library had it - And once again, I was wowed and returned to the library to get the third book - But we didn't have it. So, I went and bought it, finished it, and now.. I'm read to review. I gave the Skinjackers Tril ...more
Steph Myers
Only read the first one. I wasn't engaged enough to keep going. That doesn't mean I didn't like it. I thought it was a different spin on the afterlife and found the skinjacking/possession piece to be unique the protagonists have much to figure out and end up on quite an adventure. I am guessing quite a bit was answered in the second and third books. Maybe I will pick them up one of these days.
Lennie Grace
Ah, now here is a story! this is a trilogy to rival the glory of The Lord of the Rings, as i like to say. of course my frineds-all two of them-would find what i just tpyed incredibly nerdy. and lord of the rings isn't really a trilogy. it just made a good qoute. but these three books really are awesome. i made me wonder abotu the afterlife. and i wonder if this is where ghosts come form. are our ghosts really just the lost souls of the afterlights? but ghosts are adults as often as they are kids ...more
Alison Livas
This is probably one of the most imaginative things I have read in my life. These books were my best friends in middle school, and even now I wish there could be more occasional stories about the kids in ever lost. It's such an expansive world, an author could go crazy with ideas to use with this.
I love this book series! Definitely one of my favorite book series I have read yet! I just finished the series today and I wanted another sequel. I totally recommend these books. All of Neal Shusterman's books are amazingly written. It's a must read! :)
This was a great trilogy! I loved it I would recommend to anyone who loves reading things about parallel universes and life after death(: the ending btw was perfect!!!! Oh and one more thing. Write an email to and see what happens!!!
I read this young adult trilogy and liked it! Everlost is where the spirits of children (18 and under) go if they "don't get to where they are going" when they die. Everlost is like another world within our world that has its own set of rules. Certain objects or buildings will pass into Everlostif there was a strong emotional attachment to the object when it passed. These objects are solid and vibrant to the 'afterlights' while the living world is faded, and they sink if they stay in one place t ...more
Absolutely loved it, though the ending was pretty weak for me, after that entire build up I expected a great ending, but I did finally finish the trilogy after reading the third book online.
Not what i usually read but im glad i did, a great read and a great lesson learned, branch out on what you read you never know what you will find.
This is one of those rare series that starts out good, continues to be good, and has a good ending. I've read so many trilogies that have a great first and second book and then have a terrible ending. Shusterman created a fantastic universe and set up the characters in Everlost, which could have been a stand alone book. Then, in Everwild he took that universe and expanded it in a way that blew my mind. I generally don't like the third/ final book in any series, but Everfound was my favorite book ...more
Jennifer Schestopol
I give it only three stars because I feel the trilogy lost steam. First was awesome, second, ok and didn't make it through the third.
Nate Phillips
Just finished reading the trilogy. Very excellent read, definitely kept me reading. I enjoyed how the author explained everything and tied up all loose ends. The author also did an excellent job keeping the character's personalities consist throughout the whole series, something I find a lot authors fail to do. The one and only complaint I have is that later in the third book the author talks about Korean skinjacker who's has the last name Nguyen, now that is typically a Vietnamese last name, or ...more
Amanda Weaver
Really great young adult novel. A little dark in places and a little silly in others but a fun read.
Clare Malloy
I loved this series. It was creepy and imaginative and kept me intrigued the entire time.
Most amazing twisted triology of monsters, lucky coins, chocolate and love. It's a story about finding your purpose even in the afterworld. Everlost is a place only children go when they die. It's between earth and heaven. How ever you die is how you will stay for eternity. So if you die while eating a candy bar, the chocolate might just stay permanently smudged across your face. Everlost is ruled by an ogre-ish monster called the McGill and his enemy is the Sky Witch. With Shusterman's twists a ...more
April Winder
I never thought I'd be interested in a series with such a creepy name. I really enjoyed these books though. There is so much happening in them and so much a person can get from the books that I feel it is a good recommendation. There are so many morals and beliefs wrapped up into one trilogy that it really made me stop and think about how I would react, if the reality in these books were my own. I gave it four stars mainly because I may read it again but I don't believe I would enjoy it as much ...more
I loved the whole trilogy, and I wish that they would make more of the Everlost books. They are funny and a good read. The trilogy is set in a world of all the things that deserved a piece of eternity or were loved dearly when they were destroyed (the twin towers, the "land" from the Hollywood sign etc...). Some kids who died between the ages of five and eighteen get stuck there too. Most of the kids have given up on life, but there are some people who have not. The trilogy pulls you into an adv ...more
Alisa Griffey
it was just oh hum... sorry...
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Award-winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age. After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movi ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Skinjacker (3 books)
  • Everlost (Skinjacker, #1)
  • Everwild (Skinjacker, #2)
  • Everfound (Skinjacker, #3)
Unwind (Unwind, #1) UnWholly (Unwind, #2) Everlost (Skinjacker, #1) UnSouled (Unwind, #3) Bruiser

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