Friday, July 27, 2012

Review'd: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Book Review:
Title: Tiger Lily
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Published July 3rd 2012, by HarperTeen

Goodreads Summary:  
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.

DeLibrarie Review: 
I was so ready to be head-over-heels for this book, but I just wasn't. Don't get me wrong, it is a great book and totally worth the read, but for some reason I just didn't love it as much as I thought I would. I  was REALLY expecting to fall in love, and I'm pretty sure the crazy high expectation I had was only really setting it up to fail. I did really love the fact that everything is through Tinker Bell's eyes. That was fun to read. I also thought that Jodi Lynn Anderson did a fantastic job of staying true to the characters that existed well before her book. Never once did I think, "Peter would never have actually done that" or "Tiger Lily wouldn't say that." My only real problem with it was that I felt like the story was missing something. I don't know exactly what...but I do know that I finished it and wanted more. Not necessarily more story, but more out of the story. More developing of Tiger Lily and Peter's relationship maybe, or more specifically more on the Tiger Lily/ Peter Pan/ Wendy love triangle. It just really isn't a love story, there is love in it, but just barely. It was a super good read, it just wasn't what I was expecting. 

1 comment:

Amber said...

I'm sorry you didn't fall for this one like I did. It's one of those stories that I still can't get out of my head. Glad you liked it at least!

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