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Monday, September 10, 2018

Everland by Wendy Spinale

Summary: "London is a ruin, destroyed by German bombs, ravaged by the Horologia virus, and ruled by the ruthless Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer, whose Marauders search for and seize the children who are immune to the virus in the hope that their blood will produce a cure--their latest victim is sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling's younger sister and Gwen will do anything to get her back, even join up with Pete and his gang of Lost Boys living in a city hidden underground."

I found this book on one of our staff book swaps, and I am indebted to the person who left it there! :)

I LOVE Peter Pan, especially the Disney version. Everland did a fun and interesting job of retelling the Peter Pan story in a steampunk, post-apocalyptic way. I loved the little Easter eggs and nods to the Peter Pan story. I adored the characterization of Pete, as I could easily picture his attitude and reactions. Some of the story-telling became a little convoluted, and I think there was some missed opportunities toward the end of the book. I very much wanted Wendy/Gwen to walk the plank and for Peter/Pete to save her! 

312 pages

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