(PDF KINDLE) Everland By Wendy Spinale

  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • Everland
  • Wendy Spinale
  • English
  • 03 August 2018
  • 9780545836944

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Everland Read & Download ´ 4 Ts out she crosses paths with a daredevil named Pete Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella who have all been living in a city hidden underground But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood it might cost Gwen than she bargained for And are Gwen Pete the Lost Boys and Bella enough to outsmart the ruthless Captain Ho. This wasn t one of my NEED TO READ books but I m always up for a good fairy tale retelling so I thought I d enjoy it I also haven t read many Peter Pan retellings so that was another plus and I love England Having read this though I m mostly dissatisfied and disappointedI thought its greatest strength was that it was a very imaginative historical retelling of Peter Pan that sticks fairly close to the original unlike for example Never Ever which seems to be a contemporary retellingI felt neutral about the writing similes are really not Spinale s strength I felt like I was being clobbered with them in the first chapter and in general they seem to go together where there s one there are likely five in the next few pages and again in the last few chapters Examples Emotions collide inside me like a raging storm at sea 301 and He s won and that simple fact chokes me like his fat fingers wrapped around my neck stealing my breath 302 Some of the writing also felt surprisingly repetitive considering this is such a short book For example I see a flash of admiration in Doc s eyes as he smiles timidly at Lily My heart swells with hope for the brokenhearted Lost Boy Since he has loved and lost once before I wonder if another could mend his heart Another like his first love Gabrielle 248But then there was the extremely occasional really gorgeous line like when Peter tells Gwen What is left here for you but faith 35The greatest weakness was the emotion and by extension the characters and the romance I never really felt for Gwen even at crucial points in the book like when Joanna tells her she s a terrible mom and when Gwen starts to think she might really care for Pete and when I went back and tried to think through why I figured out it mostly comes down to this Spinale relies heavily on telling rather than showing to get emotion backstory and character relationships across and this is not terribly effective When Pete thinks Gwen is so brave and is entranced I don t really get it because I don t really see Gwen being all that brave just somewhat whiny and not that the whiny is unmerited but it s still the dominant trait When Gwen is getting mad at Pete and saying he s so arrogant and annoying I felt distantly puzzled because what Pete was doing on the page did not seem to warrant her overblown annoyed reaction When Gwen starts to realize Pete is a nice guy and she might harbor some affection for him I felt nothing because I kind of thought he was a reasonably nice guy already Also even minor romances like Doc and Lily felt super super awkward because Spinale kept describing it explicitly For example saying that they seem to have affection for each other when they ve just met Attraction sure Affection huhSide issue view spoilerHook got a better resolution than Jack Totally not fair And another instance of where the author s perspective and mine totally differed Hook has a sad backstory yes but he was willing to take down a whole city as collateral Jack was making one not so great choice for the good of the new community he loved Why does Hook get off better than Jack hide spoiler

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Everland Read & Download ´ 4 Hanz Otto Oswald KretschmerUnsure if the virus has spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave Captain Hook is on the hunt for a cure which he thinks can be found in one of the surviving children He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation None ever returnUntil one day when they grab Joanna Gwen will stop at nothing to get her sister back but as she se. I just couldn t get into this one but the writing is really good

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Everland Read & Download ´ 4 The only way to grow up is to surviveLondon has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children among them sixteen year old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings Joanna and Mikey They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the deadly Marauders the German army led by the cutthroat Captain. Dreams do come true if only we wish hard enough You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it JM Barrie Peter Pan35 rounded up to 4 for a good concept and an interesting ending In this Peter Pan meets steampunk Mad Max Everland is a new twist on the original fairytale As with the prototype Pete is our hero a cocky bit of fun with all manner of tricks up his sleeve His sidekick Bella the Tinkerbelle of this yarn adds a bit of pre teen lovelorn angst with a large helping of attitude And of course we have the villain HookWhile the players are reminiscent of the original this is set in a dark dystopian society without the magic of pixie dust and fairies A bomb containing the Horologia virus has been dropped on London uickly decimating the population beginning with the adults Children are less susceptible though not immune and must now find a way to live as orphans What s left of humanity splits into hunters and the hunted Fifteen year old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings Joanna and Mike believe they are among the last survivors Hiding from Hook and his marauders they scavenge to stay alive Gwen happens upon Pete and Bella while searching for food and so the adventure begins Pete introduces his new found friends to the city of lost boys where a semblance of civilization has been restored including running water and light via some steam powered tinkering But as with any good tale there is a looming secret Everland is a cute story and though I guessed what was going to happen I didn t lose interest I would suggest that it might better suit a younger audience