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Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: Never Never

Title: Never Never
Author: Brianna R. Shrum
Format: Paperback
Release Date: August 14th, 2015
Length: Novel (356 pages)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Library
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 2.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Never Never is a retelling of Peter Pan. The twist is that it's told in Hook's POV. It starts with Hook as a child in England, he meets Peter Pan and winds up going with him to Neverland with the promise that he could go back anytime he wanted to. Time goes by quickly and Hook seems to be having fun while creating mischief with the Lost Boys. But things turn bad when Hook starts to grow older against Peter's wishes and he's cast out of the Lost Boys and left to join the pirates at the Spanish Main ship. The story continues from there with Hook growing into a man and being the captain of the Spanish Main.

I had issues while reading this book and almost gave up halfway through. I'm a huge fan of retellings and always willing to give one a try. This one just wasn't quite for me I think. Do I think someone else will love it? Yes! It just wasn't for me. I honestly kept hoping that Peter Pan would die, he was a huge jerk in this book. If you enjoy YA retellings, and are a fan of Peter Pan's story I think you might enjoy this one even though Peter Pan is a huge jerk.


  1. Replies
    1. haha that's exactly what I thought when I saw it at the library :P

  2. I've found that retellings are very hit or miss for me. I do think that the idea of Peter Pan told from Hook's POV would be very interesting. Sorry this one didn't work for you. Better luck next time.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  3. Hmm. Interesting. This is on my TBR list. I kind of figured Pan would be a colossal a-hole but I wonder if I underestimated just how bad he'd be. I'll still give this a shot but it's good to know going in that I'm going to have a big issue with Pan.

    1. If you haven't bought it, I'd say get it from the library just in case. You might be able to tolerate him being such a jerk, but I couldn't lol

  4. I was never a Peter Pan fan (honestly, it gives me the creeps!), so this one isn't for me. Sorry it fell flat for you!