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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Book Review: Death in Neverland by Heather C. Myers

Death in Neverland (Neverland #1) by Heather C. Myers
Genre: Young Adult (Fractured Fairy Tale/Fantasy)
Date Published: November 12, 2014
Publisher: Self

In the Neverland, people don't grow up. Because they're dead. 

Remy Cutler dies, and somehow escapes certain death. She returns to the land of the living with nothing but a ripped gown and a fear of heights. 

Two years later, she plans to escape her arranged marriage by stowing away onto a ship in hopes to leave her home with no one none knowing. However, she is found out, and the sailors aren't happy. Before any damage can be done, she is yanked from her predicament back to The Neverland, a place where death resides - the very place she escaped from years ago. Souls are ferried by her savior. To her, he's known as Nick, but to The Neverland, he's the slippery Nicholas Grey. 

The more time Remy spends with Nick and his crew, however, the more she realizes he's shockingly misunderstood. Pirates aren't all bad the way gentleman aren't all good. One such gentleman goes by the name of Peter, and he has nothing but power on his mind and revenge against Grey in his heart. And then there are those that are completely indiscernible, like James Hook, a Viking and ruler of The Other World, whose sole ambition is attaining more souls to rule over, no matter what the cost. 

This dark retelling of Peter Pan infuses familiar characters created by J. M. Barrie with new characters and Greek mythology. It is the first in a trilogy.

Death in Neverland is the first book in the Neverland Series by HeatherC. Myers. Maybe it was just my ebook or something, but there were many issues with words. Missing words and words that spell check wouldn't have caught because they were actual words, but they didn't fit the sentences and should have been caught by editing. Also, it was a tad slow at times, but it makes up for it towards the end.

Okay.. now on to the good stuff! In The Neverland, people stay young forever because they're already dead.. or at least most of them are. There are some of the same characters from Peter Pan, such as Peter Pan himself and Captain Hook, but they are the same in name only. The author made this story completely her own and put a completely new spin on things. Remy is a feisty little thing. She has all these expectations, and this experience is a process for her. She has that entitled attitude and classifies people by their station in life, but as time goes on she starts to adjust her perspectives. Nick is plain fun! He has this Jack Sparrow-ness about him at times. I got pretty mad at him a time or two, but I think I have to forgive him. There is an attraction between Nick and Remy, I'm not sure where that will take them yet, but I love the friendship that forms between them. However, there is some chemistry between her and another character that I'd rather not see her with... or maybe it's not chemistry at all, but something else. Hmm. Death in Neverland was an entertaining and unique story set in a dark Peter Pan world . I'm curious to see what's in store for them next!

Death in Neverland by Heather C. Myers was kindly provided to me by Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Full disclosure: I am an acquired taste. I'm a typical blonde Orange County suburbanite who says 'like' more than necessary, laughs loud and probably obnoxiously, and loves to dance in the rain. I'm a 23 year old college graduate with more than a few tricks up my sleeve, and I also happen to be a pretty big Ducks fan. Oh, and I'm a writer. Like, for real.

To learn more about Heather C. Myers and her books, visit her blog and other blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter.

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