Book Talk [#07]: Everland by Wendy Spinale

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Pages: 312, Hardcover

Book Birthday: May 10 2017

Publisher: Scholastic Press


The only way to grow up is to survive.

London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the deadly Marauders—the German army led by the cutthroat Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.

Unsure if the virus has spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook is on the hunt for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the surviving children. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return.

Until one day when they grab Joanna. Gwen will stop at nothing to get her sister back, but as she sets out, she crosses paths with a daredevil named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it might cost Gwen more than she bargained for. And are Gwen, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart the ruthless Captain Hook? ©goodreads

Overall thoughts:

This is my first Peter Pan retelling even though I started Tiger Lily ages ago I haven’t got a chance to finished it.  At first I liked it but as the story went on,  I felt like it was rushed. Some parts are too boring for me that I almost did not finished it.

Plot: 3.5/5 ⭐

There isn’t too much of the plot, there are parts that are too boring that my eyes just passed those parts. Also the loves story between Gwen and Pete is too rushed that they’re just suddenly fell in love with each other with no definite reason and moment why and how that happened.

 Characters: 3.5/5 ⭐

Gwen is a strong protagonist, she did ever thing for her siblings but as I said about the plot. I hope that we got to know more about the second characters, the lost boys and specially hook,  hook was an interesting character ever since the original Peter Pan but I hope we got to learn about Hook because he’s not really that bad.

Writing Style:4/5 ⭐

Even though I didn’t like some of it, Wendy Spinale’s writing is interesting may be this is not the best book she wrote that caught my best interest but I would still like to try some of her works.


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