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Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum

“Good things do not happen to boys who lie.”

This book was DARK and I mean REALLY DARK.

James Hook is a young boy living in London with his mother and father. Though he is young, he has always dreamed of becoming a man. To sail the seas and to smell like the salty ocean air just like his father. One night he decides to venture into Kensington Park and there he meets Pan. Peter Pan. And he has an amazing offer that James can’t refuse. A trip to Neverland.

What he thought would only be a nice short holiday vacation to Neverland with an easy going, fun and strange boy his age. Ends up being a nightmare he has never dreamed before.

Peter Pan is a complete asshole.. Sorry for my language but it’s true as that’s all it really comes down to. He immediately changes personality after taking James to his faraway land. He murders. He lies. He’s cocky and extremely controlling and there’s one thing you CANNOT cross when it comes to Peter, you cannot break his rules and that’s unfortunate for James.

Rule #1: You’re not allowed to know things Peter doesn’t know.
Rule #2: You’re not aloud to be taller than him.
Rule #3 (the most important rule): Absolutely no growing up

“Peter’s mood became blacker and blacker until every fairy had wisely disappeared from the party, and the air smelled vaguely like smoke and sulfur.”

He’s the freaking devil I tell ya..

This book is separated into several parts and we get to see the span of years that James spends in Neverland. I found the first part to be very slow and boring. It was hard to get into but the story became much more interesting and action packed as James became more independent and well.. grown up.

The book actually reminds me of a cartoon. Starring James as the Wildly Coyote who keeps trying different ways to kill Peter Pan, the Roadrunner but keeps failing because Pan is too quick and speedy. Yup. Definitely..

If you want to read a book that is just hopeless, depressing, full of despair and where nothing remotely heart warming happens, this book is for you.

3 out of 5 stars

Thank you Brianna for a copy to review.

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The Beauty..

The beauty that is this bookshelf. I can never take my eyes off it.

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A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

This beautiful ARC of A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry was sent to me for review and I am super excited to read it! It doesn’t come out until April 12 of this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t preorder it! It’s premise sounds so cool!

Synopsis:

In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison.

Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl–Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill.

Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers–and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life.

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JANUARY WRAP UP!

JANUARY WRAP UP 2016!! I had a pretty good reading month for the start of the year. The only book I didn’t enjoy was “A Reaper of Stone” (the thinnest book on top)

I’ll be finishing up The Mortal Instruments series in February! Did you guys have a good reading month?

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Bookmail!

Super excited to be starting Silverlight soon which was sent to me by S.L Jesberger herself!

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The Breaking Dawn by Jayne Castel

“None of us know what lies ahead. A blessing can end up a curse, and a tragedy can open doors you never knew existed.”

There’s something about reading a historical fiction book that just makes you feel so homey and cozy while reading it. Especially when it’s a good book. Like this one.

The Breaking Dawn is set in the 7th century during the Anglo-Saxon period. It’s about a young woman living in a small village who is in her prime. But when her betrothed goes to war and does not return, she takes it upon herself to search for him. Unfortunately the news isn’t good but when her path intertwines with the Prince of Powys, maybe things are not as bad as they seem.

The story was pretty straightforward and with its very short chapters, you can pile through this book very quickly. The romance kept me interested and the world kept me intrigued especially learning that this book is based on actual historical figures and events. I loved Cynddylans character and learning about the time when he ruled.

The only thing that bothered me was how flip floppy the characters could be. One moment Merwenna is stubborn, and Dylan is kind, wants to be around her and protect her. Then the next moment, Merwenna is wanting to be around Dylan and Dylan wants nothing to do with her and is none of his business… *sighs*

4 out of 5 Stars

Thank you Jayne for sending me a review copy.

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Legacy of Kings Autographed Copy!

One of my favorite books that I own. An advanced uncorrected proof copy of Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman. It’s personally signed by her as well. ❤️

  

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