James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up.
When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child – at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children’s dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up.
But grow up he does.
And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate.
This story isn’t about Peter Pan; it’s about the boy whose life he stole. It’s about a man in a world that hates men. It’s about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.
Before I start the review, can we all just take a moment to appreciate this cover!! I rarely fall in love with covers, books yes, covers not so much . This was so well done and honestly the only reason I kept the book. Now on to the review.
What I Liked :
- The Cover is obviously amazing, I love the detail, like the clouds being shaped as a skull, or the hooks and feathers. So much love.
- I really enjoyed reading the story from Hooks perspective
- The way dreams worked in Neverland was pretty neat.
- James Hook’s relationship with the lost boys, before and after he becomes a pirate.
What made me so very disappointed:
- The romance was more than I expected or wanted.
- Hook’s goals were weak, he wants to kill Pan and every chance he gets he either chooses not to or loses. I expected more gumption and less self-pity .
- Tiger Lily’s back and forth , I love you, I love Pan. Just didn’t work for me.
I started reading ” Never Never” with expectations of loving it. That’s probably what set me up for not loving it. Don’t get me wrong it’s not a bad book, it just wasn’t what I had anticipated. Probably the biggest draw back for me was the romance and the dominance it had in this book. I came for an adventure and what I got was two hormonal young adults.
Forever & Always,
Comment below if you have read “Never Never” and if so what did you think? Anybody else always wanted to be a pirate ? Comment books you expected to love but didn’t.