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Review: Tiger Lily by Jodie Lynn Anderson

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.

My Thoughts
I wanted to completely love this book but unfortunately it didn't do it for me.

When I was younger I was fascinated by Peter Pan and neverland so when I heard about this book I couldn't wait to read it. However I must admit it just didn't click with me at all and I found myself struggling to pick it up again and finish it off. It is just so slow and I just found myself wanting more.

Don't get me wrong there are some things that were really brilliant about it. The writing style is truly beautiful and the message it had about being the person you wanted to be and tolerance was really heartfelt. I loved the relationship between tiger lily and her adoptive father. I also really loved the relationship between tiger lily and peter once you got to that part. I also thought the ending was brilliant too.

All in all not the book for me. Stories about Neverland and Peter Pan are fast paced and exciting in my head and unfortunately this wasn't and left me wanting more. 


Oh no, what a shame that you didn't love this one. I've been hearing slightly mixed things about this book. I'm still excited to read and hopefully I'll fall into the 'loved it' category. I do so love Peter Pan...
Anya said…
I loved this but I can understand where you're coming from, because it was slower than I thought it would be, but I liked that - that we got introduced to the tribe and the island first. But yeah, to each their own!