Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tiger Lily

Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Goodreads Rating: 4.07
My Rating: 4 Stars
Pages: 303
Reviewed by: Nicole

I never was a big Peter Pan fan, but this concept of Tiger Lily really excited me. I was interested to see this whole new take on Tink and Neverland and so many other things that I hadn't thought about since I was probably like 7 years old. Regardless I loved this fairy tale and everything about it.

Goodreads synopses:

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.

I got this book from HarperTeens for my honest review of the book. Honestly, this book was wonderfully well written and something that you could truly enjoy, fans of the Disney flick or not. I was never a huge Peter Pan fan, but I absolutely loved Tiger Lily and Tink and I just wanted more of the story. 

My favorite thing about this book had to be that it was told by Tinkerbell. I really liked that because she wasn't directly involved in what was going on. Sure, she had feelings toward Peter and Tiger-Lily, but she had no dialogue and no real action as far as impacting the plot went. It provided an invaluable look at the plot which made me fall so in love with this book.

Another thing that I really liked was that this took a totally different look at the events in Peter Pan. We see the hunt for Peter and the relationship between Smee and Hook. Another thing that I loved was the world of the Skyeaters. The idea of this whole society untouched by Western ideals was great. Until, of course, the events that set the entire book into motion.

I found it interesting how the Englanders impacted the Skyeaters although it makes sense since it was the same way that they impacted the Native American's lives when they came to the Americas. I loved those parallels.

This book was an amazing book, that I truly loved and think that even if you aren't a fan of Peter Pan, it is so worth checking out and it may even make you appreciate him more.

1 comment:

  1. After I saw the movie, I wouldn't answer anyone unless they called me Tiger Lily. My parents played along. My grandmother told me to get over myself, and that trend ended, but I loved her in Peter Pan. This book sounds wonderful!



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