A dystopian style retelling of Peter Pan.
I had very high hopes for this book! I am a huge fan of Peter Pan and hold a dear space in my heart for anything to do with Peter Pan, even if it is a retelling and not official. I feel that if I ever were to do a retelling of a classic (which I have no plans of doing as of now) it would be Peter Pan and Wendy I would write about. So, I feel that there is a chance that I went into this book with unrealistic expectations.
For one, this story takes place in the real world. It is a dystopian version of the world, set in the future, in a war zone that has caused a government collapse as well as the majority of the adults being wiped out. The lack of magic puts a bit of a damper on a lot of the elements of the classic version of the story, which may be part of the issues I had with this book.
It took a while for me to really get pulled into the story. It wasn't bad by any means, but it never really got to a 'can't put it down' point. I feel like the ending was rushed and there were quotes and iconic parts of classic Peter Pan thrown in random places that didn't make much sense in my opinion. This could be in part due to the non magic aspect I spoke of in the previous paragraph, but it felt cheap to me nonetheless.
Overall, I would give this book a 3 dragonfly rating.
I would advise, as a possible trigger warning, that there is a war theme throughout the story. While there are not any active war scenes in the book, they are in a abandoned warzone and war is discussed thoroughly throughout and the aftermath and devastation is a strong theme.
You may purchase the book here.
There is a second in the series now entitled Umberland, and a third entitled Ozland. .
A famous romance author that doesn't believe in true love!
This book had been in my Kindle for a while and I'm sad that I waited as long as I did to read it. It's a sweet romance with comedy, fun characters, and some unexpected twists along the way.
Aubrey finds herself in the position every author dreams of, her book is being turned into a movie and she gets to participate in the fun by joining the set. Though she quickly finds herself at odds with the director. As any author would be, she is very particular about her book coming to life exactly as she has it planned, but the director is using more of his own creativity to change the story and Aubrey finds herself unable to stand by and watch it happen. A few confrontations between the two lead to hostility that the presses pick up and Aubrey finds her dream hanging on the ledge and the producers are threatening to throw it overboard if the two of them can't figure out how to get along.
To repair the damage they've done, the studio whips up a publicity scheme romance between Audrey and the dreamy actor that plays her main character. Audrey is living the dream, but it's based on a lie, and she can't help but feel contempt over the whole situation. But, she's worked too hard for her career to reach this point, so she sucks her pride up, and follows suit to appease the people who hold her dreams in the palms of their hands.
The rest I'll leave you to read for yourself. I will say that there are several parts I thought would go differently than they did, which is always a good thing in my opinion! It's nice to not be able to guess what's going to happen next.
There are lots of fun characters in the book and they are well developed throughout the story. The romance is done in a good way and not corny, which is sometimes hard to find nowadays. I like the irony of a romance author that's been burned too badly in the past and doesn't even believe in what she writes about.
Overall, I give this book 4 1/2 dragonflies. It's a fun read with plenty of funny lines mixed into serious situations and accented with enough romance to make it nice but not overdone.
Get your copy here. There is also a second book in the series. They are both available as a box set here.
Here are the current release dates for my works.
Most of these are for re-releases, they will have new chapters, covers, and edits! There is also a NEW book that is the beginning of a new series on the list.
I will have more dates for NEW books, including #3 in The Euphoria Series in 2018. Stay tuned for those details as they become available!
Equinoctial Sacrifice - A Euphora Series Prequel - 9/23
Field of Innocence - The Euphoria Series Book 1 - 10/27
Nerissa - An Untold Myths Novella - 11/25
Once in a Blue Moon - Daughters of Darkness Series Book 1 - 2/2
Hollow of Treason - The Euphoria Series Book 2 - 3/23
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