Retell me a story I love...
Hi Reading Ninjas,
Following on from last weeks blog, I'm going to continue talking about fairytale retellings, but this week I'm flipping my opinion and introducing you to a retelling I loved...
A LAND OF NEVER & NIGHT by Lily Archer
Now this is a modern twist on Peter Pan and I really enjoyed it. So much so I plan to download the next in the series because I have to know where this is going.
While this is a retelling, it's also a sequel of sorts. "Wendy" is the main characters great grandmother who was known to be insane... Moira is struggling through college, studying and getting on with her life when she suddenly wakes to find herself in a strange lang/weird ass ongoing hallucination that seems to indicate she's going as insane as granny Wendy and her own mother who was so detached from reality and her daughter that she spent her days staring into space in an insane asylum... Great, just what she needs - the onset of crazy...
Unless, it's not. Unless, she really is in Neverland and the super hot troupe of men surrounding her really are the lost 'boys' and the uber hunk who keeps going all alpha and insisting he knows what's best for her life and that Captn Hook is coming after her - is real. The slightly psychopathic, cranky assed fairy Tink is certainly not the adorably sassy yet loveable character from the classic story, that's for sure.
This is a great adventure in a modern day Neverland with a harem of hot men who apparently are the Lost Boys. The magic has become skewed and warped and nothing is as it seems. Which only makes it harder to work out what is real and what is a fantasy.
This story was absolutely great and I can't wait to download the next in the series and see where it goes. No dark asshole men or disgusting degradation in this retelling Reading Ninjas, just lots of twists and turns leaving you unsure who is good and who is evil and that's what I love the most... Nothing is as it seems and nothing is as the stories claim in Neverland...
Peter Pan is just a story passed down from my batty ancestor Wendy about a boy who never wanted to grow up. And that’s all it is to me until I’m kidnapped by a man with a twinkle in his eye and a shadow that does his dirty work.
But he’s not a kid anymore. He says he wants to protect me from Captain Hook, that together we can save Neverland from endless night. All I have to do is tell him stories. Tale after tale. Night after night.
I do as he asks, and slowly, he becomes more than just a muddled myth from long ago. He’s a man, one who no longer accepts acorns when what he truly wants is a kiss.
I know it’s a delusion, one that might claim my life. Even so, I begin to put my faith in Peter and his Lost Boys.
But danger lurks around every corner of Neverland, and it’s always closer than you think.