Author: Amy Huntley
Reviewed By: Marianne Vadney, Library Assistant I (South Branch)
Book Summary: Madison Stanton doesn't know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this - she is dead. And alone, in a vast, dark space. The only company she has in this place aer luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts,. she can re-experience - and sometimes even change - moments from her life. In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and sometimes frightening truths about her life - and death.
Personal Review: For a truly unique young adult read, check out this novel. In it we meet the main character Madison Stanton as she is floating in a black abyss. Madison doesn't know much, not even her name, but she does know that she is dead. As Madison floats, she finds pinpricks of light emanating from all the objects that she has lost in her lifetime.
The novel is beautiful, eerie, and heart wrenching. If you're looking for a novel that will pull you in and not let go, give The Everafter a chance. As you discover Madison's life through the fragments along with her, you will unlock they mystery of her death, the beauty of her life, and that love is not something easily killed. Fast paced, with a truly unique writing style, The Everafter is a novel that you can't miss out on.
Although this is a young adult novel, don't let that deter you from thinking adults won't enjoy it too. Many young adult titles out there are having massive crossover appeal to adults, and if you enjoy books that mesh fantasy with realism, this will definitely be worthy of you trying out for yourself. So if you want to give it a shot, your Abilene Public Library owns two (2) copies in regular print.