Friday, 25 January 2013

Review: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Hearing about this book I was extremely excited! A novel about Tiger Lily!!!! A novel about Tiger Lily AND Peter Pan!!!! Unfortunately though the book was told from the perspective of Tink, a fairy. I found book reviews to be very misleading of the book as well as the book itself it seems to sway between audeiences! I was able to grab a sneak peak before ordering it online and I thought it sounded fantastic: “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.” This sounds like a powerful and tremendous book filled with passion and heartbreak but all I got was a mediocre story line and a few amazing lines stuffed in and an amazing cover.

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.

After a while I warmed up to Think being the narrator and she was able to put an innocent twist on this novel. Although I wasn't that keen on this book it was extremely heartfelt and made my heart swell at times here are a few quotes:
“Sometimes I can't see myself when I'm with you. I can only just see you.”
“And I never expected that you could have a broken heart and love with it too, so much that it doesn't seem broken at all.” 
“Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories. Like we may as well just be words on a page, because we're only what we've done and what we are going to do.” 

A book I keep and open to a weary page just to read a few innocent lines is worth the read of this whole novel.

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