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I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way.  I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.


Neverland - Anna Katmore

Angelina McFarland lives in an upper-class home in London, England.  Angelina jumped at the chance to take care of her two younger sisters when their nanny moved away as a retreat from proper manners, clean hands and gowns.  The girls love for Angel to read them the story of Peter Pan every night.  One night after putting the girls to bed, Angel falls off of her balcony and straight into Neverland.  She is swept out of the trees by Peter Pan himself and meets the Lost Boys, only to start to become a Lost Girl; her memories of her life in London begin to fade beginning with her name.  Angel desperately wants to get back to her home and her family, so she finds the one and only ship on Neverland, but it is Captained by Jamie Hook.  

A retelling of Peter Pan with many twists.  I loved the premise of Neverland, falling into the world of Peter Pan only to find that things are not as she read in the fairy tale.  The world-building of Neverland itself was exciting, from Peter and the Lost Boys home inside a tree, to fairy homes, mermaids and Captain Hook's ship.  The romance was a little obvious, but still a good twist with plenty of steamy scenes.  Although, the romance escalated pretty quickly and Hook didn't end up having an actual hook on his hand. The chapters were broken up between Angel's point of view and Hook's, which helped to keep track since they both had a very similar dialect, complete with American curse words and vernacular for a girl from London and a pirate from Neverland.  Overall, the characters were not very well developed. The book ends on a huge cliffhanger, so I will see where Pan's Revenge leads us.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.  
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