Everworld #1: The Search For Senna: K A Applegate: Books – KA Applegate did a Reddit IAMA session in The implication seems to be that her decision to stop writing the Everworld novels was driven by dramatically . Search for Senna (Everworld #1) [K.A. Applegate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When David’s girlfriend Senna is swallowed up by the.
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Search for Senna
Welcome to a land where all of your dreams and nightmares are very real—and often deadly. Actually, Senna was probably the oddest aspect of his life. But there was something very different about her. And on the day it began, everything happened so quickly. One moment, Senna was with him. The next, she was swallowed up by the earth, her screams echoing from appleegate, far away.
Neither could the others. And found themselves in a world they could have never imagined. Now they have to find Senna and get home without losing their lives. Mass Market Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Search for Sennaplease sign up. Do these books have to be read in order? I have the 10th book or something and was wondering if I could just go ahead and read it everwrld worrying about spoilers for the earlier books.
Raederle Phoenix Much better in order. Lots of spoilers if read out of order! See 2 questions about Search for Senna….
Lists with This Book. Not as good as I remember it being. The tricky concept is the idea that our four leads minus Senna are both present in pa Not as good as I remember it being. The tricky concept is the idea that our four leads minus Senna are both present in parallel world EverWorld and the real world, and their real-world bodies get a mind-update every time the Everworld bodies fall asleep.
So in this concept, we the viewers are following the EverWorld bodies through their adventure and occasionally slip back into the real world, where time passes at a faster rate. Since then there has been plenty of good media about Norse mythology overshadowing just about everything else.
But at this stage I promise nothing. Jun 05, Collin rated it liked it Shelves: On one hand, I should have loved it. Mythology spewing out from everywhere. And no Greek gods in sight yet? Thank you, Applegate, for your originality. On the other hand I couldn’t stand any of them. Except maybe Jalil, but he was still annoying. She had better turn evil because I desperately want to pour snake venom on her face.
And don’t get me started on how terrifying Loki and his minions were supposed to be. He I don’t know.
He reminded me of Hades in the Disney Hercules movie – he even burst into flame once. Except Loki wasn’t hilarious like Hades was. And his trolls were the Stormtroopers of the Everworld universe only without the sleekly awesome uniform.
And maybe half their brains. I will, however, give Jormungandr points for being as creepy as a snake can be with maybe three sheets of page time.
Overall, not particularly impressive. I have the second and fourth book, so I will be continuing to see if it gets better – K. Applegate’s series usually do – but not with a whole lot of enthusiasm.
Apr 01, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m rereading these for about the fourth or fifth time now, but the first since I left behind my teen years. I’m leaving the rating where it was originally, just because I’d still recommend these to a younger audience. But all the mythological stuff from many different cultures and the thrill of adventure are still there. Seeing this through adult eyes, I’m fond but I don’t loooove it anymore.
I think I’ll still keep rereading as long as it strikes my fancy, as there are eleven more books. Apr 03, Jackie rated it liked it Recommends it for: I read this book as a teenager and only recently bought the last books, so I re-read it last year.
This is the first book in a 12 book series about a group of teenagers who find themselves transported to another universe where mythical gods and people reside. It all surrounds one girl, Senna, who is the key to opening a portal back to the “real” world for the gods to escape to because a god-eating god is threatening their existence. This series is great for younger adults, especially those who I read this book as a teenager and only recently bought the last books, so I re-read it last year.
This series is great for younger adults, especially those who are into mythology. Jun 06, Red rated it it was ok Shelves: Being an Animorphs diehard, I’d always meant to take a plunge on the Everworld series.
Plucking it off a used bookstore shelf a couple weeks back and being that dreadful person who takes book 1 when the rest of the series is also on the shelfI was looking forward to Ms. Applegate’s mature and mindful take on the lives of teenagers, often in fantastic situations with lovely world building abounding.
Since two stars in Goodreads means “okay,” it was definitely okay in the average. There are s Being an Animorphs diehard, I’d always meant to take a plunge on the Everworld series.
There are some stirring surrealist psychological moments when we drift into David’s mind that are the book’s standout moments, in large part because much is intimated and little is actually explained. As ever for Applegate, there are really lovely words here as well many relating to boating terminology which was a nice surprise. Plus her trademark taste for the dark and edgy which so enamored me with Animorphs, since even in Ani 1 we were faced with the human tragedy of resistance efforts against militarily superior forces.
Those are the nice bits. The less nice bits are sadly more ample.
Everworld Series by Katherine Applegate
There is a thoughtful, almost meditative, slowness to the book’s beginning that is so fascinating and engaging, where we learn a lot about our leads. Then the moment eeverworld hit Everworld the characters practically freeze in place. Fitting since the rest of the book feels glacially slow and I had to keep prodding myself to finish it. Christopher makes a joke, April applegtae or flirts, Jalil plays skeptic and David is scared or angry.
Apply to every scene and lather, rinse, repeat. And while we meet everworle variety of new characters, we only get very surface impressions of them, and the rest of the book is either action scenes or worrying. But no sense of place. Maybe because Animorphs had a baked in world modern day Earth it was more of a challenge to have to ground the reader in a new world altogether, but I feel nothing about where they are.
Castle, boat, farm, boat. Animorphs could take a barn and have an entire book revolve around it and who is in it and I could see it so clearly in my mind and care so much about what happened in it.
Then there is the flimsy and weird reasoning behind what is going on in the “real” world, based on auto-pilot rules that don’t make a lot of sense and moreover don’t seem to add a lot to the narrative. Though everwworld does, near the end, make a nice impetus for a revelation about how David seems himself egerworld his life which was super intriguing because it uncovers some of the intricate damage so often inherent to Applegate’s characters.
About Everworld I’ve read that you should “just wait” because “it gets better,” which if I hadn’t started re-reading Animorphs a couple years back I’d say “Okay, sure. I’ve probably got a rose-colored view of Animorphs and that’s tainting my enjoyment.
I was a kid then and I bet that series doesn’t even hold up anymore. So while I’d love to wait around and see if Everworld gets good, I’d rather just go back to Animorphs. Though I totally want to explore the Summer series which sounds like it could make a nice contrast to the speculative fiction works of hers I’m mainly familiar with.
May 18, Victoria rated it liked it. This will serve as my review for the entire Everworld series. They are pretty great books, all in all. I’ve never encounter any writing style quite like K. Applegate’s; she is unafraid to make almost painfully real characters and address touchy subjects with zeal. The dynamic between the four main characters, and the way it grew and shifted, was extremely interesting to follow.
The clash of all the different mythologies was explosive; the author should be commended just for managing to cram the This will serve as my review for the entire Everworld series.