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Land of Loss (Everworld #2)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  2,626 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
There is a place that shouldn’t exist. But does. And there are creatures that shouldn’t exist. But do. Welcome to a land where all of your dreams and nightmares are very real—and often deadly. Welcome to Everworld.

David, Jalil, April, and Christopher have been pulled into a world that defies everything they once believed. Wolves the size of elephants, beings who consider t
Paperback, 185 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1999)
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Lauren Giova
Oct 01, 2007 Lauren Giova rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Modern day, easy-read fantasy readers.
First of all, i read both the first and second Everworld books in the same volume. Both are action-packed and quite the page-turner. The battle scenes are short-lived but vivid in their swift detail. If you like battle scenes, i recommend these to you just for them.
At first i was disappointed in the fact that the narrators change from the first book to the second. In the Search for Senna the narrator is David and in the Land of Loss it is Christopher. I like getting into a character and under
Their adventures continue, this time foraying into Aztec mythology and human sacrifice -- to be honest, the images from this book branded themselves into my memory as a shaken lil' kid.

Land of Loss offers further insight into Christopher's personality, a deepening of the template of the jokester who lashes out at others to defend himself. I actually have a lot of sympathy for his tendency to seek refuge in sitcoms as a pick-me-up, considering that when I'm depressed, I crawl under the covers and
Alex Murphy
Dec 04, 2013 Alex Murphy rated it really liked it
The story continues, and switches perspective in every book. I really like that about this series, that instead of mixing it up every chapter every book is a new person, and you get a little bit of insight into each person's motives and history.

We follow Christopher in this one and see how truly terrifying it is to have two of you existing at once. You could be driving or in the middle of something and get an update where in Everworld you are just about to die. Then when you wake up in Everworl
Jan 15, 2009 Attessa rated it really liked it
This book is in Christopher's point of view (as when the first book was in David's POV). The four teens, disguised as minstrals or madrigals (whatever, they sing! That's all I remember), set off to wage war with the vikings against the Aztecs and their man-eating god, Huitzpoctli. You find out that the Aztecs are basically starving and had turned into cannibals when they couldn't get any food because of Huitzpoctli. They meet a mysterious man named Merlin and a species of... people/bugs that are ...more
Christian Mercado
Amanda Orlich
Mar 31, 2010 Amanda Orlich rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
I'm so happy I decided to re-read this series. I finished this book in just a few hours. It's such an easy, enjoyable, and exciting read.

In the second installment in the Everworld series, the foursome continue their journey through Everworld, desperate to find a way out. This book starts out where the prior left off. David, Christopher, Jalil, and April are in BIG trouble. They are in the mists of a war between the Vikings and the Aztecs. As if escaping Loki's castle wasn't bad enough, now they
Melissa Bennett
Jul 19, 2010 Melissa Bennett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enter book 2 of the Everworld series. From the first book we see the point of view from David (one of the four friends "sucked" into Everworld). In this book we see it from Christopher. It takes up right where the first book left off... the Vikings are at war with the Aztecs. Will they win or will their hearts end up on Huitzilopoctli's platter? This book is a page turner. The four friends are always ending up somewhere not expected. They learn how much they need each other and how they need to ...more
Bobby Crew

In K. A. Applegate's second book in the Everworld Series Christopher, David, Jalil and April go to war with the Vikings against the Aztecs, and fight against their god Huitzilopoctli. The Vikings lose and most are killed. The rest are captured along with our heros, and they are to be made sacrifices to Huitzilopoctli who feeds on human hearts.

The characters travel back and forth between worlds, when they sleep in Everworld they wake up in the real world and have duel sets of memories for both w
Apr 21, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
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Sep 16, 2010 Trisha rated it liked it
In Land of Loss, David, Christopher, Jalil, and April continue their adventures in Ever Word, a separate universe they fell into while trying to protect the mysterious Senna (girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, ???, and half-sister). They arrive with the Viking army ready to march against the Aztecs and cut off the head of their heart-eating god, but when that plan goes south quickly, the four have to figure out how to not become human sacrifices.

These are very short, very fast reads that are better cons
Nov 02, 2010 Keith rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
There is nothing more annoying in this series, which I admit is a little biased since I am an adult re-reading a series meant for children, is that the general plot-line of the series is described and explained again in every single book. Drives me crazy, I just start skipping large sections of the beginning of the books now. The characters are also very irritating on a semi-regular basis. It's getting a little better as the series gets to the last few books. I like how things happen quickly tho ...more
May 26, 2011 Katelynn rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, urban-fantasy, rereads
I think I'm probably just going to give the general Everworld series 4-ish stars, because collectively grouped together, that's what I remember them being.

BUT ANYWAYS. I am apparently a machine. I read this in about 80-90 minutes, which is sort of ridiculous when you get right to it.

Christopher's book. It's interesting how his voice is different from David's. (And how he keeps making Star Trek references, oh my god I love you.) It's also interesting how this book starts reminding me of all the b
Sep 14, 2011 Taina rated it really liked it
“Lesson Number One in Everworld: There’s them, and there’s us. And any day we can keep them from destroying us, that’s a victory.”

The important facts:

1. There are four main characters, David, Christopher, Jalil and April
2. Everything that happens is because of Senna
3. There is another universe
4. There are gods in said universe who want them dead

Book two picks up right where the first ended – Huitzilopoctli's shadow is scaring the crap out of everyone.

This book’s POV is from Christopher Hitch
Sep 18, 2011 Jj rated it it was amazing
David, Jalil, Christopher, and April don't know why they are in everworld, except that it has something to do with Senna, who is missing in Everworld

After escaping Loki, the four teens from the old world have been minstrels to Viking, and now about to get into a war involving Vikings, Aztecs and more gods.

When you think that its all over our hero's inspire the vikings that the fight isnt over. They route the Aztecs and injure the Aztec god and manage to get out of there more or less intact.

Dayna Smith
Feb 09, 2014 Dayna Smith rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-series
This is the second book in the Everworld series. David, Christopher, Jalil, and April are still searching for Senna. They are also trying to stay alive in Everworld. They travel with the Vikings to attack the Aztecs only to be captured and taken alive to be sacrifices to Huitzilopoctli, the Aztec god of death, who likes to eat the hearts of his victims - num num.... This book is told from Christopher's point of view and is a little darker than the first. You get the distinct impression in this o ...more
Alicia Scully
This installment of the _Everworld_ series, told from the perspective of Christopher, takes up right where the first book ended. The Vikings are in the midst of a war with the Aztecs and our heroes are caught in the middle of it. They are quickly captured by the Aztecs and Christopher is more fearful than he's ever been. April has been separated from the boys that they don't even want to imagine the trouble that she may be in. To make matters worse, David has unfailing faith in Senna and Christo ...more
Jun 04, 2016 Lindsical rated it really liked it
EDIT: The teenagers are still trying to survive Everworld in this second installment. This time they travel with the Vikings to war with the Aztecs and the blood-thirsty god, Huitzilopoctli, or Big H.

The narrative changes to Christopher's point of view in this book. You get a more in depth look at his perspective and personality. He's the jokester, but that's how he deals with panic. And in Everworld, the characters stay in a pretty constant state of panic. He can be a jerk, but honestly, he de
Nov 11, 2012 Molly rated it really liked it
A truly brilliant take on mythology. For anyone who has ever been a fan of the religions of yore you'll be enthralled with Applegate's world of aliens and gods. My favorite series when it first came out and still one of my favorite series. The beginning of the first book is a bit difficult to get into, but once you get past that it is simply phenomenal. Applegate creates an entire world within Everworld while drawing enough from our own world so as not to entirely alienate or confuse the audienc ...more
Cathleen Ash
I avoided this book for a long time because I thought it was yet another book about vampires! It wasn't. I was happily surprised to find it was about witchcraft, alternate worlds/realities, and four high school students trying to live in two worlds at once: the real one where Senna (a witch?) has magically transported them to another realm and the other realm - a world where vikings are attacking Aztecs - and the four friends are stuck in the middle of the battle! Three boys and a girl try to su ...more
Nemo (Young Adult At Heart)
Just a note – I’m not sure if I’m going to continue on this Project EverWorld thing. For one thing, it’s completely different to Animorphs. Those books hold up. The characters are likeable. Stuff actually happens to move the plot forward. There’s resolution, satisfaction at the end of a good story.

These EverWorld books are different. I felt neither satisfaction nor that any part of the story had concluded upon finishing both Books 1 and 2. When you write a series, you’re supposed to write like a
Mar 31, 2014 Lyndsey rated it liked it
I could see how children get into this series. There were a lot of things that really bugged me as an adult that keep me from loving these books, but I know as a child I would be sucked in. Actually, though I can't say I really felt any more strongly about this one than I did the first, by the end I felt vaguely curious about what was going to come of all this Everworld drama. I have an itching suspicion that I might feel compelled to finish these... So bumping it up to a 3 star based on my buil ...more
Jul 15, 2014 Ava added it
I read this book for entertainment on a long plane ride. When I bought it in the discount book store, I didn't realize it was the second book in a series. It was merely entertaining, but I don't think I'll be reading the rest of this series. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, yet it's one I'm willing to just imagine the ending to. Maybe in the future, I'll hunt down the rest of the series. But honestly, I just bought it for the gorgeous cover.
Julie Decker
Aug 13, 2014 Julie Decker rated it liked it
Christopher, Jalil, April, and David are helping the Vikings attack the Aztecs. Did they travel back in time? No, it's Everworld!

These four modern kids have found themselves on a Viking ship trying to get the Aztec god Huitzilopoctli's head on a platter as a bargaining chip to get Odin returned to their Norse buddies. But even though they have Thor's hammer, battles are never a sure thing. And if they are captured by the Aztecs, they may be in danger of having their hearts eaten--literally. But
First of all, I am in love Christopher.

Second of all, I'm still enjoying this series very much. Applegate's strength is really in her characters, but she does a great job of building a world that's exciting, and Everworld is just as much a character on its own.

My only quibble (and I don't know if it's even a quibble per say) is that this book reads almost exactly like Animorphs in terms of writing style and prose. Which I guess is pretty expected, since it's the same author, yet these charact
Nov 01, 2015 Paul rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Review written: sometime before June 1, 2015

Land of Loss by Katherine Applegate

Why I read it: After Animorphs I was just all in the mood to read her other series.

Rating: 4/5

What I thought: This is definitely better than Search for Senna, probably partly because it’s not being narrated by David, but also because it doesn’t have to introduce so much and so it can get right down to the action, which is written really punchily and well. Everyone still pretty much hates each other, and I can live wit
Apr 10, 2015 Aiden rated it really liked it
In the book Ever World Land of Loss, Christopher and his friends David, Jalil, and April are pulled from the real word into this world of Myth, Fantasy, and action where anything could happen. The only time they are in the real world, Earth, is when they are sleeping in the Ever World. In Ever World, Christopher and his friends are tagging along with the Vikings. At the beginning, The Vikings and the Aztecs are in a war with each other. The Viking were winning until the Aztec god of death Huitzi ...more
Small Review
Reread 2015
Jul 14, 2016 Stephanie rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, own, mythology
We open up “Land of Loss” with the big battle between the Vikings and the Aztecs, and it … does not go well. Rather, we get a very close look at exactly what the Aztecs do to the people they beat and capture, with our disgruntled group (to understate matters) getting ringside seats – or is that altar-side seats?

How do you escape a society who wants to cut out your heart and eat you, while your fellow captives have a fatalistic “Oh look, we’ve been captured. We will die,” attitude? Not easily, an
Mar 06, 2016 Riley rated it liked it
Still not better, but want to know what happens just cuz I loved the Animorphs books as a kid and didn't have ready access to Everworld as a kid. Hard to find whichever piece of the series I needed at the time, let alone understand them back in the day

Can understand why though. Was like 8 and didn't understand references like Rent the musical-- didn't even know it was one. Didn't get all the rape implications. Didn't get all the "adult" "humor"

Of course they would choose the other white guy to
Sep 19, 2016 RLY rated it did not like it
I thought the first book was an ok read, but the sequel was even harder to read. The adventure just does not MOVE anywhere. The way the characters wander around Everworld makes me wonder if their author had no clear idea where they were going either. It was difficult to finish this book after I lost interest in the 2nd chapter.

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Applegate was born in Michigan in 1956. Since then she has lived in Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, North Carolina, and after living in Pelago, Italy for a year, she has moved back to Southern California. She has an eleven year old son named Jake Mates, although she says the Animorph leader is not named after him. In 2003 she and her husband, Michael Grant, her co-author on many p ...more
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Everworld (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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