Wylie Dalton didn’t believe in fairy tales or love at first sight.
Then she met a real-life Peter Pan.
When Wylie encounters Phinn—confident, mature, and devastatingly handsome—at a party the night before her brother goes to juvie, she can’t believe how fast she falls for him. And that’s before he shows her how to fly.
Soon Wylie and her brothers find themselves whisked away to a mysterious tropical island off the coast of New York City where nobody ages beyond seventeen and life is a constant party. Wylie’s in heaven: now her brother won’t go to jail and she can escape her over-scheduled life with all its woes and responsibilities—permanently.
But the deeper Wylie falls for Phinn, the more she begins to discover has been kept from her and her brothers. Somebody on the island has been lying to her, but the truth can’t stay hidden forever.
I DNF’d this book within 40 pages.
It just wasn’t for me.
I am going to bullet point this review and it’s probably going to be really short. If you want a more thorough review of this book I suggest you check out other reviews because honestly I gave up on it so soon that I don’t even know if this review is worth a shit.
Anyway, here’s the reasons I DNF’d it.
- Stiff Style: It was one of those hard to connect to styles that just kind of hard to get into. This might not bother a lot of people, but it bothered me.
- Another Evil Peter Pan. At least there’s no sexy Hook (so far) so it’s not a complete Once Upon a Time rip off yet.
- A MC who gives a rat’s ass about anything else other than her love life even though she claims to care about her family.
- Note, she treats her family like crap.
- Usual sullen teenager dealing with divorce trope.
- Modernization of the characters names from the original because you know you can’t name characters Wendy, John, and Michael anymore. Wylie, Joshua, and Micha sound better and Phinn sounds better than fucking Peter Pan.
- Because everyone has a party on a roof top in New York.
- That whole going into Neverland drug induced scene-yeah, I stopped after that because that was just so stupid.
Like I said, not really a lot to go off of here if you’re really interested in the book, but just for you to know, it didn’t work for me. It was just really bad and cliche…and when it’s only redeeming feature is not having the obligatory Sexy Hook! (or at least as far as I know, he still might’ve popped in there after the thirty or so pages I read).
Overall Rating: A mother fucking DNF.