Book Review: Everfound (Skinjacker #3)
Hello there, readers!
Long time no chat. Yours truly has been overly busy with grad school. Multiple projects and approaching deadlines means very little time for fun (Stop the madness!). That being said, it took me a bit longer than usual to finish my current read, Everfound (Skinjacker #3) by Neal Shusterman.
The Skinjacker series has been really great so far. I’ve loved each book to date, and when compared to Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series, I’m having a hard time determining which I like better.
My hopes were high when I dove into this series’ final book. Did it live up to the other two, or has this ghost ship sailed? On to the review!
Series Review Links
While Mary lies in a glass coffin aboard a ghost train heading west, her minions are awaiting her re-awakening by bringing lots of new souls into Everlost to serve her. Meanwhile Jackin’ Jill has met Jix, a fur-jacker—a skin jacker who can take over the bodies of animals, most notably jaguars. Jix serves a Mayan god who collects Everlost coins, and has his own agenda. In the concluding volume of The Skinjacker Trilogy, Neal Shusterman reveals new sides of the characters of Everlost, who are pitted against each other in a battle that may destroy all life on Earth.
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I loved this epic conclusion to the Skinjacker series!
The stakes have never been higher. Milos carries out a hibernating Mary’s wishes with Allie in capitvity, Nick struggles to remember who he is when he and Mikey are separated, and a mysterious young man named Jix arrives, speaking of a menacing Mayan god as a plot to end the living world blooms.
This had to be the most pumped up, high-octane adventure of all three books, and it was a ton of fun. Through abundant twists, turns, and double crosses, we’re taken on a riveting journey that completes the world building of Everlost and brings everything to a deadly head-on collision.
Jix was a fun new MC to follow around. His physical presence has been influenced by furjacking large felines, and as a cat lover I instantly loved his character. He was an enigma, and the supposed threat of a Mayan god kept things interesting. Allie and Nick’s personal journeys continue to drive the storyline in interesting, unpredictable ways, and Mary is as blissfully demented as always.
Things I especially loved were the concept of furjacking, the truth behind skinjackers, and all the silly moments in between that kept this book light and heartfelt. I will admit, there were some slower chapters that could drag a bit, but I was extremely invested in seeing this series to the end and I’m glad I gave this a chance. Whether or not you’re a fan of Shusterman or the concept of the afterlife, this is a solid series to sink your teeth into and enjoy, whatever age you may be.
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!