Everlost: Book 1 of SkinJacker Trilogy – Neal
Traffic accidents, death, future life, spirit
possession, young adult, fiction.
Allie and Nick got into a car crash. Neither of
them survives and they don’t grasp what happened to them immediately. Up until
a boy their age tells them what and where they are. They are in a world between
heaven and hell, trapped in a limbo called Everlost. Nick adjusts to this new
life in the afterlife. Sadly, Allie is not satisfied and wants to be alive
again. Allie does whatever it takes to rejoin the living even if she must take
I read this novel when I was younger and was
intrigued with the plotline and the contrasting characters. I found myself
finishing the novel quickly as it was a small novel but there is a lot of plot.
Later on I decided to reread the novel recently and found myself enjoying the
novel more and more.
In “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline, it is a tale of
the future where all happens in a virtual world called OASIS. Wade Watts is a
teenager on a mission to decipher these riddles that was proposed by the father
of OASIS, James Halliday, who died and, in his wake, had left a competition to
get ownership of the OASIS. Seems easy just decipher the riddles and collect the
three keys. Wrong. They are hidden across the OASIS. In order to understand
where Halliday hid the keys, Wade had studied James Halliday’s autobiography
and history as well to possibly find the three keys. Wade isn’t the only one
trying to find the keys. Everyone wants to own the OASIS. Even a money hungry corporation
that threatens OASIS. With the help of his friends Aech, Shoto, Daito, and
Art3mis, they successfully find all three keys.
I have to say this book is incredible and well written
as well as well thought into. Very detailed and strong story line that keeps
one on their toes. A real page turner at that. I continuously reread this book.
Really loved how they explained in detail how society became after OASIS was integrated
into daily life. Also with that thought, it gave an insight of how technology can
become consuming. Even in the now, as I go out and about, I see people always
on their phone. That is getting off topic but relates to the book’s theme.
I had went and seen the movie. I was gravely disappointed that they didn’t fully follow the story line of the book. However, movies tend to be that way especially if they were books at first. Damn you Steven Spielberg… We were rooting for you..
Cline, Ernest. Ready Player One: a Novel. Crown Publishers, 2011