Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

ARC, 292 pages
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Published by: Harper Collins Children's Books
Source: Own
For fans of: Retellings, Fantasy

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

     When I first heard about this book I knew I had to have it. I thought both the premise and the cover were beautiful. I always wondered about the stories of the lesser known characters in fairy tales and this was exactly what I was looking for. 
     My first impression of this book was pure genius. I LOVED Anderson's writing style and the metaphors and similes she used. So many pages that I had to write down and write beside it something like "OMG" or "Awwww so pretty!" Then, because of such amazing writing, the imagery was fantastic! The pictures she gave me in my mind were amazing. 
     I also loved how connected we get with the characters. All of them, the Lost Boys, Peter, Tiger Lily... This was a little harder because the story is actually written from Tinker Bell's point of view. It's told as she's watching all the events take place. And just as Tinkerbell, there are some events that will bring out every type of emotion in you. Just as I did, you will swoon, cry, and get upset. It will take you on an emotional roller coaster. 
     Once the romance comes in to play, it is wonderful. They are seriously too cute together. But just as always, nothing is perfect. Some things transpire and all of a sudden their romance they had takes a serious turn. 
This story is sooo good. So many things you thought you knew about Peter, you didn't. 
Here is a quote to get you to understand what I mean...
“Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you've ever heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn't win.” 
     Overall, I give this

1 comment:

  1. I seen this book around, but haven't had chance to read it yet. I'm glad to see you like it Nikki! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

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