Author: Neil Shusterman
This is my 97th read for the year
Book two in the Everlost trilogy. Our main characters - Nick and Mary - are now at odds and the leaders of their own separate groups. Nick has figured out how to help kids move on into the light, but Mary is determined to have "children" who she can manage and keep under her control there in Everlost. Meanwhile Allie has discovered other skinjackers like herself and uses this to her advantage to try and locate her family. She needs to know if they survived the crash that killed her. Along the way - these three's paths cross and everything comes to a head. Nick - determined to rid Everlost of Mary once and for all hatches a plan that even Mary can't see coming.
This was a good sequel to book one. Again - it is a middle grade book, and sometimes I would forget that when the writing got overly simplistic. A lot develops in this book. More kids develop abilities to the point of almost overkill. We do find out that there is a place in Everlost where they can go no further. The middle was a little slow, but the ending picked up and left me definitely wanting to read the third book to see where it is going.
So far, a good series and I am looking to seeing how it wraps up.