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A novel by Neal Shusterman, and the sequel to ''Literature/{{Everlost}}''.

The second novel of ''Literature/TheSkinjackerTrilogy''.

There was a rumor of a beautiful sky witch,who soared across the heavens in a great silver balloon. And there were whispers of a terrible ogre made entirely of chocolate, who lured unsuspecting souls with that rich promising smell, only to cast them down a bottomless pit from which there was no return.

Everlost, the limbo land of dead children, is at war. Nick the "Chocolate Ogre" wants to help the children of Everlost reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Mary Hightower, self-proclaimed queen of the lost children and dangerous fanatic, is determined to keep Everlost's children trapped within its limbo for all eternity. Traveling in the memory of the ''Hindenburg'', Mary is spreading her propaganda and attracting Afterlights to her cause at a frightening speed.

Meanwhile, Allie the Outcast travels home to seek out her parents, along with Mikey, who was once the terrifying monster the [=McGill=]. Allie is tempted by the seductive thrill of skinjacking, until she learns a shocking secret: those who skinjack are not actually dead.

Critically acclaimed author Neal Shusterman writes a book about life, death, and how the choices we make define ourselves in this luminous sequel to ''Everlost'', which OrsonScottCard called "marvelously inventive ... and magically beautiful."

Has a [[{{Characters/TheSkinjackerTrilogy}} Character Sheet.]]
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!This series provides examples of:

* AffirmativeActionGirl: Zin.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Mikey and Allie, Milos and Allie.
* TheBadGuyWins
* BelligerentSexualTension: Mikey and Allie.
* BettyAndVeronica: Mikey and Milos for Allie. Nick and [[spoiler:Milos]] for Mary, although Nick ''doesn't even know'' about the competition...
* BodyHorror: When [[spoiler:Mikey]] turns into [[spoiler:the [=McGill=]]] once again... and into a various of different forms.
** Also, Nick is called the "Chocolate Ogre" for a reason. [[spoiler: The chocolate smudge on his face has taken over half his body. At the end of ''Everwild'', it completely consumes him, turning him into a large chocolate puddle.]]
* BodySurf: Skinjacking plays an even ''bigger'' part in the story. Obviously because it's even in the [[{{The Skinjacking Trilogy}} title]].
* BreakingTheFellowship: Nick and Allie are separated [[spoiler:for most of the story. They briefly reunite, but then they get separated... ''again''.]]
** [[spoiler:Johnnie-O's gang all take coins and reach the tunnel to the light. Johnnie-O stays behind and is currently serving as Nick's NumberTwo.]]
** [[spoiler:Mikey leaves Allie's FiveManBand when he sees Allie and Milos kissing. Then, after that, Allie parts ways with Milos, Squirrel, and Milos, which leaves her alone.]]
** [[spoiler:Allie briefly reunites with Mikey and Nick, who is reduced to a chocolate puddle, only to get kidnapped by Milos and taken to the west, leaving Mikey and Nick, who was restored by Mikey, to rescue her.]]
* ButtMonkey: Mikey for some time in the story since he's not as threatening in his fourteen year old body than he was as the monstrous [=McGill=], and well, because LonersAreFreaks.
* CannotSpitItOut: Mikey in his feeling-left-out when he is around the Skinjackers, his ability to change... and his feelings for ''Allie''.
* CassandraTruth: When Mikey tells the Afterlights at the diner that he was the [=McGill=] or when Mikey tells Milos, Squirrel, and Moose that Mary Hightower is his sister.
* CharacterDevelopment
* CharacterFocus
* {{Cliffhanger}}
* ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre: [[spoiler:When Milos hunts down Allie to bring her to Mary as a prisoner in order to be in her favor.]]
* CoolHorse: [[spoiler:Sank to the center of the earth. Way to go, Mikey ''and'' Shiloh...]]
* CoolTrain: The only source of transportation for Nick's team.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DatePeepers: Mikey spying on Milos's and Allie's "lesson," or rather, it was ''supposed'' to be a lesson, but it developed into a date of sorts. Let's just say that everything went downhill after that...
* DatingCatwoman: Nick and Mary.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Milos. Subverted because if his BigBad Mary dies, his own agenda cannot succeed - which is to rule with Mary and to replace Nick in Mary's heart.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EnigmaticMinion: Jackin' Jill and [[spoiler:Milos.]]
* FiveBadBand:
** ''Mary's Team:''
** TheBigBad: Mary Hightower.
** TheDragon: [[spoiler:Milos.]]
** EvilGenius: Speedo.
** TheBrute: [[spoiler:Squirrel/Moose.]]
** DarkChick: [[spoiler:Jackin' Jill.]]
* FiveManBand:
** ''Nick's Team:''
** TheHero: Nick.
** TheLancer: Johnnie-O.
** TheSmartGuy: Zin.
** TheBigGuy: Kudzu. Doubles as TeamPet.
** TheChick: Charlie.
** ''Allie's Team:''
** TheHero: Allie.
** TheLancer: Mikey.
** TheSmartGuy: Milos.
** TheBigGuy: Moose.
** TheChick: Squirrel.
* GreenEyedMonster: Mikey sees Milos as a threat, and dislikes/is jealous of the growing closeness between Allie and Milos and how much time they've been spending together.
-->[-Mikey had no idea whether or not Milos was a good spirit, or bad, all he knew was that he hated Milos for simply existing.-]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Nick and Johnnie-O.
* HoldingHands: Allie holds Mikey's hand whenever she needs to reassure him.
** Allie holds Mikey's hand at one point to show to reassure Mikey and to show their new companion Milos that "the two of them were together [[{{Squee}} in every way that mattered]]."
** Becomes a bit of a mind game between Milos and Allie when either refuses to hold the other person's hand.
* HotBlooded: Mikey.
* [[spoiler:HumanityEnsues]]: [[spoiler: Mary and Zin. But it looks as though Mary won't be human for long...]]
* HumanityIsInfectious: Mikey as he gradually learns many of the feelings that humans feel.
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler:Mikey/the [=McGill=] literally says this to Allie, convinced that Allie had chosen Milos over him, that Mikey can never have Allie, and would rather have Allie take a coin and be returned to the tunnel to the light than to not be able to have her at all.]]
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Happens twice to Allie (by [[spoiler:Mikey/the [=McGill=]]] and again then by [[spoiler:Milos]], happens once to [[spoiler:Mary]] (by [[spoiler:Pugsy Capone]]).
* InLoveWithLove: Even Milos knows he falls in love too fast. Falls for Jackin' Jill, then Allie, and then [[spoiler:Mary.]]
* IWillFindYou: [[spoiler:Mikey searches for Allie twice. Once as the [=McGill=] to return her to the tunnel to the light rather than be unable to have her, having been convinced that Allie had chosen Milos over him, and once again as Mikey when Allie is captured and taken to the west, leaving Nick and Mikey to find her.]]
* JacobMarleyApparel / LimitedWardrobe: Even more so. [[spoiler: Nick is gradually becoming chocolate himself.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mikey.
* IKissYourHand: [[spoiler:Milos does this once to Allie, and then to Mary.]]
* KidHero
* KissKissSlap: [[spoiler:Milos and Allie. After they kiss, Allie rejects Milos, and they get into an argument over Mikey's disappearance.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: Mikey.
* LovableTraitor: Jackin' Jill, in her own way. Of course, she's not so lovable to her former teammates she betrayed...
* LoveHurts: Mikey and Allie.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Mikey [[spoiler:and Milos.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Mikey and Milos.]]
* LoveTriangle: Mikey, Allie, and Milos.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Nick and Allie.
* LuminescentBlush: Or glowing lavender instead of blue...
* MeaningfulName
* MentorShip: If you ship Zin with either Nick or Johnnie-O.
** Milos and Allie can count for this one too.
* MoodWhiplash
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Nick thinks of this about Allie. He believes that their lives have been intertwined through their journey together, and since she had always been there for him, he regrets never telling her goodbye. Nick hopes that Allie took a coin and completed her journey, but secretly wishes that Allie stayed in Everlost so he could meet her again.the occasion calls for it.
* NotADate: What Allie tells Milos whenever their lessons seem to borderline something more.
-->[-'''Milos:''' "I know it is not a romantic place for a date."-]
-->[-'''Allie:''' "Good thing it's not a date."-]
::And then again:
-->[-'''Allie:''' "Do you think I don't know what this is all about?"-]
-->[-'''Milos:''' "Indulge me. One dance is all I ask."-]
-->[-'''Allie:''' "Why should I?"-]
-->[-'''Milos:''' "Out of simple gratitude for all I have taught you."-]
-->[-'''Allie:''' "No -- you lied to me! You said tonight would be a lesson, not a free dance ticket."-]
* NotGoodWithPeople: Mikey, oh so much.
* NotSoDifferent: At times, Mikey and Mary. Or even Nick and Mary.
* NumberTwo: Johnnie-O to Nick, Mikey to Allie.
* OddCouple: Nick and Johnnie-O, Johnnie-O and Charlie.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Mikey and Allie. Milos and Mary can nearly count as this as well.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook
* {{Oranyan}}: Mikey - Type A. Harsh towards people he doesn't know or when socializing with others in general. Sweet towards ''Allie''.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* PinocchioSyndrome: Allie wishes she could become human once again. [[spoiler:And it's [[{{Convenient Coma}} closer]] to the truth that she initially thought.]]
* ThePowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Mikey's trust in Allie is broken for about half of the story when he sees Milos and Allie kissing.]]
* PsychoticSmile: [[spoiler:Milos.]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* RedOniBlueOni: Mikey and Milos.
* [[spoiler:RescueArc]]: [[spoiler:This seems to be a factor in the SequelHook, as now Mikey must rescue Allie when she is captured and taken via train to the west.]]
* TheRival: Milos to Mikey.
* RivalTurnedEvil: [[spoiler:Mikey when he becomes the [=McGill=] once more ''after'' he sees Milos and Allie kissing.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The mob of Afterlights that chase after the Deadlies when their belongings are stolen by a missing Jackin' Jill. [[spoiler:Mikey, once again, goes through this as the [=McGill=] after he feels betrayed over Allie kissing Milos. He goes to Memphis along with a group of Afterlights he enslaved to find Allie and capture her in order to have a IfICantHaveYou moment, as he would rather have Allie returned to the tunnel to the light than to not have her at all. But when Allie reveals her true feelings for Mikey, Mikey returns to his fourteen-year-old-boy-self, and they become an OfficialCouple.]]
* RomanticFalseLead: Milos.
* SamusIsAGirl: "Zach the Ripper," soon revealed to be Zinnia "Zin" Kitner, a fourteen year old ''girl'' who secretly joined the Confederate War. Nick noticed that there was something ''off'' about "Zach's" eyes and face, but the entire realization didn't process until the end of the chapter.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Johnnie-O and Charlie.
* SequelHook
* SiblingYinYang: Mikey and Mary.
* SlapSlapKiss: Mikey and Allie.
** Johnnie-O and Zin (even {{lampshaded}} by Nick).
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Allie, Zin, and Jackin' Jill in their respective teams.
* SternTeacher: Nick abd Johnnie-O can count for this towards Zin.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Milos.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Milos.
* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: Allie's journey.
* TimeSkip: It's been three years since the events of ''Literature/{{Everlost}}''.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld
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* TrueCompanions: Allie, Johnnie-O, Charlie, and Zin for Nick. Nick and Mikey for Allie.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Nick and Mary, Mikey and Allie, Milos and Allie.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Mary.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Mikey, who initially doesn't understand/denies his feelings for Allie.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Zin, who dressed as a boy to pass into the Confederate War. Unfortunately, she is unable to stop doing so thanks to the inability of Afterlights to remove the clothes they died in.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Mikey and Allie. [[spoiler:''They will''.]]
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