Monthly Archives: June 2017

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Let me first start by saying, I wanted to be sort of vague with my review. As I thought about it, it would be very hard to. So I decided I would just write everything I thought and felt while reading.

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Gwendolyn is pretty much stuck taking care of her crazy mother, and just moved into a new apartment with her. Her friend Olivia helps her best friend by offering to help her family move. The mother has a freak out in one of the rooms because of a mural on the wall, so the girls end up taking the room while the mom stays in the living room. They go for a run, and that’s when Gwen starts hearing and seeing weird things happening, and she rushes to get home. Theres a lantern in the room thats always remains on, but as Gwen goes to turn the light down, she ends up turning the light off and gets attacked by dark creatures. So begins our story, Peter Pan with a twist.

Rowan, the captain, is extremely transparent, with a dark past. He really does care for his lost boys. I think I may be a reaching a bit when I say that he reminded me of another devilishly handsome pirate from Once Upon A Time. So naturally I was drawn into the Captain’s charm. He does not in fact have a hook, which im glad, makes the story a bit different.

Olivia’s character made me angry, I didn’t like her at all. I understand Neverland does something to your memories, but still. She seemed into herself even before going to Neverland. We all know a girl like Olivia, and I bet she’s no ones favorite.

“Peter Pan” is such a great character, he’s such a trickster. I honestly thought that he was the bad character, almost (sorry to reference) like OUAT’s peter pan. He seems so interesting and caring at first. I favored the Captain though, so it made me a bit upset when Gwen was falling for Pan.

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The overall book was really good, I couldn”t put it down, I think I finished it in 3 hours. I fell for the Captain, and was really hoping throughout the book he was who he said he is. I didn’t like the way the book ended though, I was hoping for Gwen to stay in Neverland. Rowan was not happy coming back, although I don’t really understand why. I know he was upset about his past, his crew and his ship, but why be upset by coming to a world where you can get a fresh start. A fresh start with the girl you care about.

It felt like it ended too fast, like maybe there should have been another book so that the reader can understand more of the history of the fey and know who Gwen’s dad really was. Like I said, its a really good book, I highly recommend it, if you haven’t already, go buy it and read it!

 

Thank you so much for reading!

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