Saturday, May 14, 2016

Death in Neverland - Heather C. Myers (Neverland #1)

Published Date: November 12, 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Synopsis: 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.

I actually enjoyed this book because I didn't need the full background on the story. I know Neverland, and I love it. It is the place that people go if they want to fly and be happy. There is Pan, Hook, and a somewhat representation of Wendy. Except for the fact that her name isn't Wendy. It's Remy.

She is naive, ridiculous, and flat out annoying. But you kind of warm up to her in the near end because she is our heroine and well you kind of have to start liking her. My favorite in this character is Nicholas Grey because he is the ultimate boy that you have to fall in love with but there were favorites throughout. I felt more in common with the antagonists than the protagonists... I think there is a problem there if I do. 

Every book has their downfall and this one had plenty which s why I do have to rate this a 3 out of 5 stars. It isn't completely awesome nor awful, just somewhere in the middle. I felt that some of the characters were under developed and other over developed. I can never be happy in that sense but what am I to do. 

Heather C. Myers was a new author to me but I do not think that I will continue the series due to the disappointment that still radiated from this book. 

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