27. lip 2013.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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Book summary:

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.
With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

      I honestly hate writing my monologues and stuff. I prefer getting right to the point or in this case reviews, but sometimes I have to do this so you could understand my review. There is a story about retellings and me - I don't read them. I do feel bad most of the time but I'm stubborn as it is. I don't want nothing to ruin my favorite fairy tales because they made me the person I'm. I've grow up reading them and they made me love reading and created the imagination within me. As you can see I've read this retelling. Here is the thing - I didn't know it was a retelling. Dammit I didn't know it was about Peter Pan at all. Zemira just told that it was an awesome book and it was all what it took me to read the book. Now if you're expecting the disaster, sorry you won't get one.

      There is a perfect moment for reading some books. Well for example you need a whole day ahead of you to completely enjoy this one. It's slow and for me like a ballad. Unfortunately I couldn't afford that but still there is always rereading for that. I'm getting to the story. So here you get something I believe you're all familiar with - Peter Pan. I should tell you that he is probably my fist bookish crush and it's still on. The narrator this time is Tinkerbell. We're here reading about the time before and during captain Hook's visit to Neverland. Before Wendy there was a girl called Tiger Lily who showed us more about Peter and lost boys than we knew. It's beautifully written with imaginable descriptions and lovely events. It was so easy to relate with Tiger Lily, because she is me and I'm her deep down. No matter what she did and even though she did some things I don't approve still that little girl who is growing up in Neverland and trying to find her way in life is all of us. We were all lost in this world and didn't know what we wanted or who should we become. But a lot of times in life you have to make a choice and sometimes you have to let go no matter how it's hard. Only you'll always have memories.

      I really enjoyed this story even though it was a bit slow at the beginning. Also the letter broke my heart completely. I can't say goodbye to Neverland cause the piece of my hard will always and forever stay there and I'll go there again and again no matter what.

Rating: 5 glorious stars.

Until the next time,

Broj komentara: 20:

  1. Tiger Lily sounds like a beautiful read! Its so nice when you can relate to a character that well and when it stays with you for a long time. I'll definitely have a look into Tiger Lily and see if I can get my hands on it. Great review Tanja! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. This book is magical! :) I hope you'll get to read it :) Thanks Janhvi :)

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  2. Tiger Lily is finally getting released in the UK later this year and I'm even more eager to read it now after your 5 star rating! So glad that you enjoyed this Tanja! Lovely review! :)

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    1. Really? I didn't know that. I hope you'll get the copy. Thanks Jasprit :)

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  3. Really? I didn't know this was a retelling either lol I don't read too many of those though. But I'm glad you enjoyed it! Great review Tanja :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  4. Everyone seems to love this book and I'm happy to see you did too! I have a love/hate relationship with retellings but I think I'll need to eventually read this one. :)

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read this one! :) Thanks :)

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  5. I really enjoyed this one last summer as well. I don't exactly consider it much of a retelling because Tiger Lily's story is pretty much untold. I liked this even though it is heartbreaking and sad. It was a great read, glad you took a chance on a retelling and that it worked for you!

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    1. Yes you're right but still it talks about some very famous fairy tale :) Yes it really is and I love it :)

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  6. Oh I'm so glad this worked for you, even though you normally don't do retellings. I guess it was a blessing in disguise that you didn't know it was about Peter Pan beforehand. Beautiful review! :-)

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    1. Yes it was wonderful! :) I hope you'll get to read it :) Thanks :)

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  7. I really had no intention of picking this up, Tanja. For some reason this didn't really appeal to me. I've seen some other positive reviews, so maybe I need to reconsider my decision. Great review, Tanja. :)

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    1. Oh you're missing a lot. I mean it might we slow at the beginning but latter it gets better :) Thanks :)

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  8. I'm so glad you loved this one, Tanja! I was blown away by the depth and beauty of this one and just LOVED Tink's narration, not to mention all the growth and heartbreak of this book. Lovely review, dear! :)

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    1. Yes it really grows while you're reading it! :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  9. I've never read a retelling of Peter Pan, so this sounds very interesting. Definitely going to add it to my tbr, though I'll keep my expectations lowered because retellings are rarely a hit for me. Glad that you loved it! Great review!

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    1. Heidi is right about this...it isn't typical retelling as many things here happen before Wendy but then later it gets to that :) Thanks :)

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  10. This book is just, ahh <3 Love, love, love. I'm a huge fan of fairytales and retellings, but this book blew me away. It's definitely one of my favorites.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Yes I suppose you enjoyed this one! :)

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