Narrated By: Anne Marie Lewis
Duration: 7 hrs, 1 min
A sequel/ rewriting of Neverland. Elena moves to London to go to boarding school where her great-uncle is headmaster. Soon thereafter, she gets swept off to Neverland.
– The story has a fan fiction-y feel to it since it’s set in a classic tale’s setting.
– Characters (3/5 stars): The Boy – Aidan – seems perfect but something’s off. Elena seems to have nothing but boy troubles. For a strong, supposedly independent woman (17), she comes across as emotionally needy. The pirat – Will – (my favorite character) falls for her hard and fast.
– Descriptions are amusing. I can’t tell you how many times the male leads had their pretty eyes and strong, muscular chests described.
- The performance is very good. I liked the narrator’s voice.
– Certain, very short scenes are told from multiple perspectives, which gets annoying. It’s fine to switch perspectives, but rehashing the exact same moment from multiple povs is jarring.
– The story has a few neat twists on the Peter Pan story.
– The cover is beautiful and the title fits.
- In one of those weird twists of fate, I hadn’t thought about the Peter Pan story, then in about 2 weeks, I had two experiences with this. (Hook and Crown and Peter and the Star Catcher).
If you enjoy the usual YA tropes and classic tale rewrites, you should check this out.
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