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Anticlimactic

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-2019

I was so excited for this book. The title, the cover, the summary all held great promises and I loved the idea of a new take on a childhood favorite fairytale, Peter Pan. Unfortunately I could not get into this book like I hoped I would. I was thoroughly disappointed with the main character and found her opinions and actions infuriating to listen to. She is very contradictory to what I believe the author is trying to make her out to be: strong, independent, friendly yet wary of men. At the start of the book she is a virgin and suggests her unwillingness to rush into ssx is why her past relationships have failed. And then she literally throws herself at a guy she has known for 24 hours (? max) and has sex with him. And so begins a terrible, anticlimactic, rushed and confusing relationship and love triangle. To me it seems very inconsistent and is completely unromantic considering romance is a major theme/plot in this book. I was also super confused as to why the main character even went to Neverland in the first place? She barely questioned her decision - barely reflected on it or made it out to be the massive decision that it was! This made zero sense to me. I know she was supposed to be influenced by some fairy magic but it was sickly and cringey how she was always so compliant. And then other characters would refer to her as headstrong and fiery and she was, to be honest, none of those things. Some critical feedback I would love the author to take on board is to remember to develop your main characters. This does not just apply to the girl but to the two boys as well. We knew nothing about them - we didn't get any background information or slow release during conversation. It was like the whole attraction from Elena was built on looks and actions which is not enough for a reader to go off. You need substance. Behaviours. Attitudes. History. This story could have been rated 3 stars better if these things had been written into the characters. I really liked where the author wanted to go with this story, and she has the foundations for a great novel, but unfortunately these character flaws and plot holes do let down the novel. I can't wait to see what you bring out next. Do not let bad reviews discourage you! I can see a common theme in them so please utilise the feedback and your next book will be a crowd pleaser for sure! Best of luck. We will be waiting.

Loved it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-2019

A gripping story with great characters and strong, engaging plot. I loved the performance from Elias but I felt as though Leya's voice was very juvenile. I kept picturing a 13-year-old girl and not 17 year old young woman. Overall, great narration of the emotions and scenes from both readers.

love love love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-2019

We need more books like this in the world. I love it so much! The performance and the storyline is perfect!

my favorite book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2018

I absolutely adore this book. I listen to every couple of months and never get tired of it. If you love Twilight, then you'll love the Relentless series by Karen Lynch

Really good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2018

Caitlin has a clear, easy voice that is good to listen to. I loved this story, and can’t wait to hear more!

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