Book Title: The Neverland Wars
Author: Audrey Greathouse
Book Series: Neverland Wars, #1
Reading Format: Paperback
Magic can do a lot—give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home.
However, Gwen doesn’t know this. She’s just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn’t know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though—and when she does, she’ll discover she’s in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.
She’ll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won’t be the only one. Peter Pan’s constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. Soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she’s going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight for eternal youth… or if she’s going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance.
I don’t know what I think about this book. I’m a huge Peter Pan fan. I’m pretty much obsessed with the story, and I love reading retellings that are centered around the original story, but this one is most definitely not on my Favorite Books list. Sadly to say, I had to DNF this book, I couldn’t even get to the halfway mark. I was just bored with how the story was going and I felt kind of meh about it.
When it comes to Peter Pan, I get extremely excited when I find a book that is inspired by J.M Barrie’s work, so yes, I was ecstatic when I found this one at the bookstore, but I think I waited too long to pick The Neverland Wars up or something like that.