Other than the odd movie here and there, and perhaps reading the abridged version of the original, my experience with Peter Pan is largely based on retellings. However, I had yet to read a dark retelling, and this novel perfectly fit the bill. Two things to remember when going into this novel: growing up is not the same as growing older, and whatever expectations you have of Peter Pan or any of the characters, excise them from your mind. This is not your grandmother’s fairy tale.
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When you get to the 9th book of a series you have already spent hours with the characters, the story, and in some way the author. You feel like you’re coming home, even if “home” is a strange, half-familiar echo of the past with some murder and time-travelling and brave Scots fighting for their new home thrown in.
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In my last Bookish Ramble I mentioned I would write about the lack of female friendships in urban fantasy.
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