Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Why it has been so long...

You will notice that there is a large amount of time between my last two posts.  I will explain.  I had my first baby on December 12, 2013.  She is a bit temperamental and reading has been scarce.  That is hard for me since reading is my stress release and a new baby is stressful.  There is a huge learning curve.  I feel like I am catching my breath now, but I have a huge pile of books that I want to read.  Everyone says, "nap while the baby naps" but I can't help but want to read during this time.  In truth, she is sleeping right now.  Her naps are so tiny that I have no chance to fall asleep so reading seems like a good choice.  I don't know how often I will be able to post reviews, but I suspect my little girl will slow it down a bit.  I will try to post relevant reviews.

Beyond Neverland by Heather Killough-Walden (Sequel to Forever Neverland)

I have been looking forward to this book for a long time.  I loved “Forever Neverland”.  I admittedly can’t remember much of that story line anymore, but when Beyond Neverland came out I bought it instantly. 

This book was written in a way that it sounded like poetry.  It makes sense for this type of book more than the author’s other works.  It was beautifully written.

This book takes up two years after the end of the first book.  Neverland was destroyed by Wendy’s story to save their lives.  Hook and Peter Pan had worked together to defeat the Never Bird.  Hook is transported back to his world where he is the pirate king.  Wendy, Michael and John all go back to their world where they are each separately going to either boarding school or university.  Wendy is about to turn twenty.  Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are somewhere together (perhaps London) trying to survive. 

One night a strange fog arrives and all the players know that it is not normal.  Someone is after revenge and everyone is drawn together again.  New villains are introduced to the reader and we learn more about Tinkerbell’s past. 

Favorite quote:

“Sometimes, if you’re lucky, fear leaves as monotony sets in.” –Michael Darling