Drifters – Book Review

Drifters by Kevin Emerson

Jovie is adrift. She’d been feeling alone ever since her best friend, Micah, left her behind for a new group of friends—but when Micah went missing last fall, Jovie felt truly lost.

Now, months later, the search parties have been called off, and the news alerts have dried up. There’s only Jovie, biking around Far Haven, Washington, putting up posters with Micah’s face on them, feeling like she’s the only one who remembers her friend at all.

This feeling may be far closer to the truth than Jovie knows. As strange storms beset Far Haven, she is shocked to discover that Micah isn’t just missing—she’s been forgotten completely by everyone in town. And Micah isn’t the only one: there are others, roaming the beaches, camped in the old bunkers, who have somehow been lost from the world.

When Jovie and her new friend Sylvan dig deeper, they learn that the town’s history is far stranger and more deadly than anyone knows. Something disastrous is heading for Far Haven, and Jovie and Sylvan soon realize that it is up to them to save not only Micah, but everyone else who has been lost to the world and set adrift—now, in the past, and in the future.

Drifters is a suspenseful scifi/fantasy novel that is being compared to Stranger Things. And it definitely has a similar creepy/eerie feel of the unknown. The novel unfolds in a unique way from different points of view at different points in the past. It sounds confusing, but it’s not. Mostly with Jovie, readers slowly learn about the missing people in town and strange events that have led up to now. With a complex and intriguing mystery and engaging characters – this book will appeal to readers of all ages. It’s unpredictable with enough suspense that kept me hooked to the very end. This is an impressive, unique story.

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