Title: Neverland Evermore
Series: Never Ever Series
Release Date: May 27, 2016
Pages: 180 pages
About the Book:
Neverland has a way of breaking people. It corrupts souls. It destroys hope. The evil festering inside it brings out the darkness in our hearts and leaves us worse than dead. No good has ever come from it. Ever. It is where I was born. Therefore, darkness is all I know. Corruption is in my bones. So when I see him, I mean to win his heart and then break him. I mean to lure him to my arms and then destroy him. But it is his intentions and his wicked smile that deter me…at least until a lost soul from my past catches up with us. My world ignites into flames. My love’s sinks to the depths of the sea. We are from two different worlds that overlap for a brief moment in time. But it is that moment which carries me forward. It is that moment in which he lives in the past. It is that moment in which I embrace my true nature and seek vengeance against those responsible for feeding his hand to that godforsaken crocodile.
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I love new takes (especially twisted ones 😉 on traditional fantasy and fairy tales. Neverland Evermore fits the bill (both a new take AND twisted).
In Sarah J. Pepper’s take on the Peter Pan story, Neverland is actually a place of evil and Peter Pan, a kind of devil. Tinkerbell (known as Miss Bell) escapes (or is banished) from this dreadful place and finds comfort in the arms of “her captain”.
There is implied sex in this book, although nothing graphic. Honestly, I was relieved, as picturing Tinkerbell and Captain Hook together is a little like thinking of a chihuahua with a Great Dane. How do you work out the logistics of something like that? Fortunately, Neverland Evermore’s Miss Bell is simply a very petite magical woman, not a tiny firefly-like creature.
The story alternates between past and present, between the perspectives of Miss Bell and Captain Hook. Wendy, Michael and John all have their roles also, but don’t expect the polite English children from the original story!!
I enjoyed all the twists and turns in the story. Wondering what character or part of the story would be turned on its ear is part of the fun of reading this book.
I highly recommend Neverland Evermore for teenage or adult fans of fantasy and fairytales, who don’t mind the irreverent treatment. This book is NOT FOR CHILDREN!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review. All opinions are 100% my own.
About the Author:
Award Winning Author, Sarah J. Pepper, specializes in fantasy and paranormal romance. She unveils the beauty of love in her new adult/young adult novels. Her works envelope dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit? Get a glimpse inside her head at www.sarahjpepper.com