Published by HarperCollins
Published on July 3rd 2012
Genres: Adaptations, Fairy Tales, Fantasy & Magic, Retellings, Romance, Young Adult
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.
My favorite tales are Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, so when I saw Tiger Lily last year, I had to have it. Only, I didn’t read it until this year. Let me just begin this review by saying that this book made me feel so many things, that my heart just wanted to explode.
At first, I thought, how am I going to connect with Tiger Lily if this isn’t told in her perspective? Boy, was I wrong! What I loved about this story being told in Tinker Bell’s perspective, was the fact that she’s a fairy. Fairies can’t speak but they can hear your thoughts and feelings. Imagine being able to be made aware of the changes in Tiger Lily’s beating heart, and hearing about Peter’s dreams. It was magical. It also allowed the readers to take a glimpse of Hook’s and Smee’s villainy minds, and how deep-seated their anger was for the Lost Boys.
But you have to be careful who you meet. You can’t unmeet them.
Don’t expect a sappy love story. It’s definitely not, although there were moments that I wanted to hold in my hands so that I can stare at them forever. heart