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- Publication Date: November 12, 2014
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Death in Neverland: Book 1 in The Neverland Trilogy (The Neverland Series) Kindle Edition
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I actually enjoyed this book because I didn't need the full background on the story. I know Neverland, and I love it. It is the place that people go if they want to fly and be happy. There is Pan, Hook, and a somewhat representation of Wendy. Except for the fact that her name isn't Wendy. It's Remy.
She is naive, ridiculous, and flat out annoying. But you kind of warm up to her in the near end because she is our heroine and well you kind of have to start liking her. My favorite in this character is Nicholas Grey because he is the ultimate boy that you have to fall in love with but there were favorites throughout. I felt more in common with the antagonists than the protagonists... I think there is a problem there if I do.
Every book has their downfall and this one had plenty which s why I do have to rate this a 3 out of 5 stars. It isn't completely awesome nor awful, just somewhere in the middle. I felt that some of the characters were under developed and other over developed. I can never be happy in that sense but what am I to do.
Heather C. Myers was a new author to me but I do not think that I will continue the series due to the disappointment that still radiated from this book.
So this is like Neverland in the respect that nobody grows up. And that is because everyone is dead. You can't grow older when you are dead, now can you? What an interesting concept the author took for this book. I love the world she created, with the Underworld, and a creator, two regions for souls to go, a Ferryman to carry them to their final destination, secret deals and plots, pirates, a Navy of sorts, prostitution, murder and mayhem, potential rape... This was such a good mix of historical scenarios with the filth and unrest of the Pirate world, with a mythological flare towards the ferrying of souls, and the fairy-tale of Peter Pan.
Remy was a very immature character, at least at the beginning. I did not really care for her and her attitudes for the first 2/3 of the story. She was the epitome of spoiled little rich girl, not wanting to get her hands (or clothes) dirty and expecting things to happen just as she saw fit. She went out of her way to not listen to the "rules", even though they were for her well-being. I am not sure if the author did it on purpose, but I was not really a fan of her and at times found her reactions and ideas to be so over the top it was as if the reader was suppose to find her funny in her demands. Well, I found her to be a little painful at times. But I am glad to say that she does grow up, or at least becomes better at fitting into the world she finds herself.
Can I just mention that the love interest also spends a night with three prostitutes one night? That caught me off guard because that is not what a love interest/hero does in most situations. But surprisingly, the author uses an interesting approach of good and evil not being clear cut. Nick, the hero, loves himself some prostitutes, is on every wanted list imaginable, yet firmly believes in fairness and his duty to his people and the souls. Pan, the man given the task of upholding the law, spends him time being the worst person ever destroying lives for fun and only caring about what he deserves from others. It is even mentioned in the story that Heaven and Hell do not exist, there there is a little bit of both existing in each final destination. I liked concept and the blurred lines the author developed.
The more I sit here thinking about the book as I write this review, the more I realize that I did enjoy the book. I was going to give it a 3, but due to the thinking that the author inspired and the new concepts I fell more like this was a 3.5 or 4 star read. I was not in love with Remy, but she served her purpose and showed a lot of growth throughout, and I can appreciate her for it. I am in love with the world that the author created though, and Peter Pan as the villain who in his own way makes sure that the souls never "grow up" by stopping their chance at an afterlife. Adele was a character that I did not expect to like yet I did, and Hook is the most intriguing character period and I kinda sorta heart him. I an very interested to see where the story goes next with the way this book ended.
I expected to be able to figure out these characters in comparison to the ones in the original Neverland books, but, this was written in such a way to keep you wondering. I'm still trying to figure out if there is a "Wendy"? Not that it matters, I Just like connecting the dots between two books. My own little quirk.
Other than the characters being a little confusing to keep straight, and some unanswered questions I had through out the book, this was a wonderful read! I am looking forward to reading book 2. "Death in Neverland" left me wondering "well.. now what did Remy get herself into?!?". And perhaps I did yell at her in my head towards the end.... she kind of frustrates me as a character at times!! Poor Nick.... !