Thursday, December 21, 2017

Review: Lost Boys by Christina Henry


Goodreads Description:
From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook—a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is…

There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy.

Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite.

Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever.

So I read her previous novel and jesus christ, I had nightmares. Henry writes really dark shit, the stuff of nightmares and it makes you wonder, WHERE IS THIS COMING FROM? WHO HURT YOU?!
It sure as shit is unique.
I am not afraid to curse in this review because lets face it, if youre reading this book, language wont offend you.
Peter Pan is such a beloved character, he has a serious fan base. In a way, we all wish we were Peter, we dont wanna grow up. I sure as shit don't. I wanna play all day, I don't wanna work, I wanna stay with friends. Surely his world sounds so perfect. James will show us otherwise. From the beginning, James lets us know he presently has beef with Peter, that things were fine at first, but the more he got to know him, throughout the centuries, the less he liked him. 
This can be blamed on the fact that James has had to do some of the dirty work for Peter over the years, yeah he is his right hand but that doesn't mean life if full of perks. 
The book is not suitable for kids, not in any way shape or form, this is not the Peter Pan our grandparents, parents or WE grew up with. As creative as the book is an entertaining, I hope this is not the Peter Pan ANYONE grows up with.

Recommend it?
Uy.... UY....
no comment. I dont want to be blamed for anything.