I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Forever Found by Nazarea Andrews
Series: Neverland Lost #2
on December 30, 2014
Source: the author
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Losing Gwen was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to survive. I’ve never loved anyone the way I love her.
But finding her was never about that. And now that I have found her–now that she knows the truth about me and the Island, I have to trust her to believe. Because her leaving me didn’t just destroy me–its killing Neverland.
I need her to love me. But we all need her to believe again.
Peter Pan has grown up and found the girl who left–but the stakes are higher than ever in this romantic conclusion to the story begun in Girl Lost.
Neverland Lost #1
published on May 1st 2014
Northern was supposed to be a fresh start—a place where people didn’t know who I was or how I had spent years in and out of mental institutes. People didn’t know about my parents death or the island no one heard of. But when Peter sits next to me in lit class, I can’t stop the memories, and I don’t want to. He looks too much like the boy from the island, and despite my best intentions, coaxes my secrets from me.
He’s gorgeous, irresistible, a little mad, and completely lost—we are a pair of broken cogs in a world neither of us truly fits into. He is somehow gentle and fierce, heartbreaking in his devotion and savage in his defense.
When Belle, his best friend, shows up, pale and lovely and sick, Peter pulls away from me, a startling withdrawal. It’s a relationship that scares and confuses me. She is at times warm and friendly, and other times is violent and unpredictable.
Peter says that he wants me, but refuses to let himself get close. And there are secrets, surrounding both of us, that border on nightmares. As the memories close in, as Belle gets sicker and more violent, I’m torn between what is true and what I believe, and what this magical boy knows about my mysterious past.
When I’m reading a series, I usually take a break between books, to give myself a chance to think about what I just read. This was the first series in a long time that has urged me straight from book 1 into 2. You can’t just stop at Girl Found! You NEED to know what happens next! Well, at least I did. 😉
The Neverland Lost series has such a unique twist on a classic tale! It has a contemp romance feel while still retaining a sense of magic, and is definitely for a mature audience, with some spicy hot sex scenes! I’ll never be abled to look at Peter Pan the same way ever again. O_O Girl Lost is from Gwen’s perspective, while Forever Found brings in Peter’s voice. I really loved the switch, getting a glimpse at the other side of their complicated relationship. Belle, while obviously playing the role of Tinkerbell, doesn’t get nearly enough attention for my liking. She’s feisty and vicious and seriously deserves her own book!
While Forever Found did provide all the answers I needed, and a better glimpse into some truly great characters, I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t longer. It felt more like an afterthought to Girl Lost. I was also hoping for a glimpse further into the future, to know where they were headed from here. Yes, I can use my own imagination, but I always like to hear it in a writer’s own voice.
On a scale from 1 to Awesome, it was pretty damn great! If you’re a fan of retellings, I highly recommend this series!
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series, and Edge of the Falls.
She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.