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Everland
Everland | Wendy Spinale
114 posts | 99 read | 8 reading | 121 to read
Forget the story of Peter Pan you know -- in Everland, the only way to grow up is to survive!London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders -- the German Army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.Unsure if the virus has spread past England's borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna. As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a mysterious boy 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 will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?
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dizie_lizie
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Mehso-so

#OWLsReadathon2019: Ancient Runes (retelling) complete. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

wordzie 👍 7mo
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dizie_lizie
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Here‘s my #AprilTBR for #OWLsReadathon2019! From top to bottom:

Ancient Runes (retelling)
Arithmancy (more than 1 author)
Astronomy (“Star” in title)
Care of Magical Creatures (land animal on cover)
Charms (adult work)
DADA (starts with “R”)
Divination (set in future)
Herbology (plant on cover)
History of Magic (published 10+ yrs ago)
Muggle Studies (contemporary)
Potions (sequel)
Transfiguration (sprayed edges or red cover)

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hes7
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

A fun steampunk retelling of Peter Pan.

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BookishGamer87
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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So, full disclosure: I hate Peter Pan. And when I first read this book 2 years ago, I struggled through it, hating every minute of it. But I decided to give it another chance, being that the 2nd and 3rd books are based upon Alice In Wonderland and Wizard Of Oz, stories I love. And y'all...it was so much better this time around. Maybe because I didn't go in determined to hate it.

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September
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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My haul from the library and my birthday.

britt_brooke Nice haul! Happy Birthday! 14mo
September Thanks so much!! 14mo
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kristincatastrophic
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Today is my daughter's ( @September tagging her even though she broke her phone and can't get on here right now) 13th birthday. Here are some of the books she's picked out as gifts so far, 1 giftcard down and 2 to go lol. I'm so proud of her #raisingbookworms

britt_brooke Fantastic!! Happy birthday @September ! 14mo
Stacy_31 Great haul! I loved Four. Happy birthday @September !! 14mo
September Thanks 14mo
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mskayla07
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

3/5⭐️This was good but it was predictable. Gwen falls for exactly who you think. Bella is jealous as expected. Lily‘s character was a bit flat & felt like she was just added to be true to the original. The only difference this was to the original was that this had steampunk elements, and took place in our world with a war going on. Hook was a very interesting villain. Pete was super annoying. Overall this was a fun read but it fell a little flat.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. 1y
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LoverofLit
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Panpan

It's a little ironic that this darker, steampunk reimagining of the classic Peter Pan was....a PAN (cue canned laughter). While a crazy cool concept and some nice world building, the writing was immature and full of plot holes and SO MUCH unneeded angst. Also, the male narrator was British with a terrible attempt at a German accent. It annoyed me and detracted from his perspective. One more triggery spoiler in comments. Overall 👎👎👎👎👎

LoverofLit Also, there were kids killing kids. Stabbing and shooting, almost Lord of the Flies style. That turned my stomach. 1y
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LoverofLit
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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An hour into this and not sure how I'm feeling about it...

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mom2bugnbee
Everland | Wendy Spinale
Pickpick

Fun Peter Pan retelling. Enjoyed it on audio. #24in48 @24in48

⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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mom2bugnbee
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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After a long break consisting of my daughter's show & an unexpected nap 🤫, I started this audiobook while doing some chores. I love fairy tale retellings and chapters with differing POV voices, & this book has both. #currentread #currentlyreading #audiobook #readingwithmyears #24in48 @24in48

sprainedbrain Ooooh ooooh oooooh! One of my favorite narrators! 😍 1y
mom2bugnbee @sprainedbrain Which one? There is one who reads the female POV chapters & one who reads the male. 1y
sprainedbrain Steve West. He‘s dreamy. 😂❤️ 1y
mom2bugnbee @sprainedbrain 👍🏻 👍🏻 👍🏻 1y
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DarcysMom
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#sync
#overdrive

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DarcysMom
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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DarcysMom
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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DarcysMom
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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tammysue 🙌🏻😁 1y
DarcysMom 🤗❤😁 1y
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DarcysMom
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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sprainedbrain Steve West! 😍 1y
DarcysMom @sprainedbrain I nearly swooned when his first part started. 1y
sprainedbrain @DarcysMom he‘s one of my favorite narrators. ❤️ 1y
BookwormM Love that cover 💕💕 1y
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DarcysMom
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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ErinC I love your audiowalk posts! So inspiring! I may have to set some similar goals for the rest of summer! 1y
DarcysMom @ErinC Thank you! ❤🤗 1y
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TeeCee
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

I‘m not a rabid Peter Pan fan, but this steampunk retelling is really good!! Listening with my free download from Audiobook Sync!

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callunakeep
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I totally enjoyed this retelling of Peter Pan! It was darker than the original, a little bit steampunk, the characters were realistic/believable, and the storyline was almost too believable - I could totally see this happening! Listened to the audiobook and both the male and female narrators were amazing!!

Literary_Siren The second book is really good too! 1y
callunakeep @Literary_Siren I added both the 2nd, 3rd, and the prequel to the top of my TBR...this one was sooo good I still have a bit of a book hangover!😢🤓🤣 1y
Literary_Siren Oh I hate those! 1y
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callunakeep
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Up next on audio...this one has been on my TBR for a while, so when it turned up as a freebie on audiobooksync.com I figured it was time to read it!😝🤓

sprainedbrain I have the paperback, but I had to snag that free audio because it‘s read by Steve West. 😍😍😍😍😍 1y
callunakeep @sprainedbrain I am pretty sure this is my first Steve West. He certainly does have a fabulous voice and is making an AWESOME Hook !!!🤓 (edited) 1y
sprainedbrain @callunakeep he‘s my favorite narrator... and he‘s lovely to look at, too. 😂 1y
callunakeep @sprainedbrain I had to go look him up, and YES! He IS lovely to look at!!🤓😂 1y
sprainedbrain @callunakeep 😂😂😂 1y
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DebbieGrillo
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Two free audio book downloads every week for teens and teachers. We are on week 7 of 13. Lots of free audiobooks to be had. #teachersoflitsy #YA #audiobooks #freebooks

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.

https://www.audiobooksync.com/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=2018-syncwk7-headerim...

Bookladylinda I‘ve gotten a lot of great audios this summer thru here! So excited!!! 1y
DebbieGrillo @Bookladylinda Hubs and I listened to When Dimple Met Rishi in the car on a long road trip. Cant wait to share these books with my students. 1y
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LibrarianRyan
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Look at today's AudiobookSYNC titles. One week only Free!!

Www.audiobooksync.com

Seekingtardis Awesome information, Thank you!!!! 1y
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Lindsbooklover93
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed listening to the audio for this book. The story was about peterpan with a twist. They had full cast characters on audio. It was alot fun listening to the audio book. #litsy #booklover #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite

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Lindsbooklover93
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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I'm listening to Everland on audio. I'm loving it! I have 3 hours left. I'm using the app scribd I really recommend you give it a try. It's 8.99 a month. You get a 30 day trial to try it out. You get unlimited audio books and books to read. I'm doing the audio books so I don't have read on my phone. You don't pay for the books like you do on audible. 8.99 is all you pay. I'm very happy with a cheap price. #litsy #kindle #kindlefire

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Mrs_Organized_Chaos
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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I am all over the place today and can not find an Audiobook that will keep my attention. This is my third try today, hopefully it sticks. Has anyone read this?

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blondie
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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I don't think my baby girl is feeling well, so we're gonna relax on the couch. 💙

EllanaRose Oh no! I hope she feels better soon 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Needs the cuddles! 2y
Dulcinella Give her a big hug from me. Hope she‘s better soon. 2y
blondie @EllanaRose @GrilledCheeseSamurai @Dulcinella Thank you all♡ She's back to her old self today. ☺ 2y
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Meganea84
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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So far really good!

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CommasAndAmpersands
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Panpan

I really wanted to like #Everland but there was a bit too much #PeterPan and not enough #steampunk #retelling. The beautiful cover still has my heart, though!

Full review is up on the blog!

LauraWeasley That edition of Peter Pan is sooo beautiful! 😍 2y
CommasAndAmpersands @LauraWeasley I've had it for as long as I can remember but it's definitely one of my favourites! 2y
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abbsinwonderland
Everland | Wendy Spinale
Mehso-so

✨I had a really hard time reading this. Im not sure why. It wasn't a bad book and it definitely picked up within the last third or so. Which kind of made it seem rushed, but that could also be my anticipation for Umberland. 📚
✨With that being said, I LOVED the way Neverland is being mixed Wonderland so far. 💜
✨Here I am again, starting a new book too late at night. 😂📖
4/5

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abbsinwonderland
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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✨This was such a daring photo for me to take with three lit candles, but I'd say it was worth it. 😄
✨I'm kind of liking this book so far, I'm not too far into it so it could change but I'm hopeful! 🤗
✨I'm really only reading this so I can start Umberland! Super stoked for that one. 💜📚
✨Have you Littens read either of these? Thoughts? 💜😆😄

Texreader Gorgeous photo!! So worth it. 2y
abbsinwonderland @Texreader thank you!! 💜😆😁 2y
DebinHawaii Beautiful photo! 👍💜 2y
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abbsinwonderland @DebinHawaii thank you!🤗😘 2y
monkeygirlsmama Never read this. Your photo inspires me to want to stack it though. 2y
abbsinwonderland @monkeygirlsmama aww yay for inspiration! 😄📚 2y
ABrakes85 I want to read this jus from your pic, very creative 💕 2y
Wordsareweapons I really liked everland by the end of the book...that's not to say I didn't like the beginning just took me awhile to really get into it 2y
Wordsareweapons Also I love the picture! 2y
KirstieE I loved Everland !! As a massive fan of Peter Pan , mix that with dystopian, steampunk and set in Germany , I absolutely was sold ❤️️ currently waiting for Umberland to be delivered 🙄 2y
abbsinwonderland @KirstieE so far, it's everything I love which is everything you mentioned! I bought Umberland before Everland but I had to read Everland first so I've been waiting SOOO LONG to read Umberland 2y
DivineDiana It was definitely worth it! Gorgeous! 2y
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abbsinwonderland
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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✨Starting a new book late at night is kind of a hobby. I just can't wait until the morning. 🙈📚

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Can you stop reading once you've started tho? That's usually my problem! 2y
abbsinwonderland @thegirlwiththelibrarybag no 😂 it's definitely a problem but one I can live with! 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Mehso-so

This was an interesting book that suffers from no or very little character development. I love the concept of an illness in this time period but I didn't get involved or feel invested in any of the characters. I wish there would have been more humanizing moments. I also felt like the ending romance was quite a cop or and a little lazily done. It gave me the impression that this was a debut author that has some room to grow and improve.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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We're doing an original fairytale (Peter Pan) vs. retelling (Everland) read this month in the Life & Lit Facebook book club. I likely won't have a chance to read Peter Pan BUT this book was already on my bookshelf unread so...

Aninski Beautiful cover! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds You should read Peter Pan just for the "WTF" moments of realizing just how much Disney's sanitisation saved it. Thorough unpleasant book!!! ???? (Peter's an ass, Wendy's cringeworthy, the Darling Parents are horrific, Tink's homicidal and the support cast isn't much better!!!) 2y
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AshleyKorinE
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Mehso-so

Peter Pan retelling in an apocalyptic society that a virus has killed off all the adults and majority of the children. It's steampunk and considerably fast read. You flip between Gwen and Hook's pov and I couldn't tell a huge difference from character to character. It's a series but I'm not going to continue with it's, I enjoyed it but it was ultimately just an average read. The cover is very pretty though.

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Endowarrior21
Everland | Wendy Spinale
Pickpick

I loved it I found it to be a great retelling of Peter Pan

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Endowarrior21
Everland | Wendy Spinale
Pickpick

It was a very good retelling of Peter Pan can't wait to see what happens in the second book

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Bookforone
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Needed some tea to get out me to sleep last night or else I would have been up all night with this one! #everland #whatimreading

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Endowarrior21
Everland | Wendy Spinale

So far it's a good book

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Readtomedeeply
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Another beautiful book for the tbr shelf.
#tbr #newbook #everland #yalit

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palaces_of_paragraphs
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this site.. though I'm not sure what the stacks are??? This takes a bit of getting used to I'm still using bookstagram so if any of you want to follow me on there I'm @palaces__of_paragraphs
If you can give me some tips on how to use litsy they would be much appreciated, thank you!!
#bookstagram #books #bookish #bookworm #bookdragon #YA #yalovin #yalit #youngadult #youngadultbooks #bibliophile

abookbubble Hi! The stacks are for adding a book like if you've read it or want to read it! 2y
palaces_of_paragraphs @abookbubble Oh okay, thank you!! 2y
abookbubble No prob! 2y
BookishMarginalia Most important to a good Litsy experience: follow lots of people --to have a robust feed-- and post often. You can post reviews (???? or bail), use stacks to add to TBR or mark as currently reading, post quotes, or just "blurbs" (general posts). Tag people so that it pops in their notifications. Comment on posts. And just enjoy -- you'll figure out what works for you! 2y
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CaylasBooktopia
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

I love the story, and I love the concept behind it. I was not expecting to see a ton of references from Peter Pan. By this I am talking about Peter Pan‘s crow, his famous, “To die would be an awfully big adventure”, and even the pixie dust. But I was taken aback when I saw that Wendy incorporated all those in the book! I was absolutely shocked and excited all at the same time!

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TheTallented
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

Finished Everland, a Peter Pan retelling, and I LOVED it!!

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Shixam
Everland | Wendy Spinale
Bailedbailed

I don't know...I couldn't really find anything I had real issues with, but I just couldn't get excited about this book.

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ToniSwinehart6
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Pickpick

The story of Peter Pan has turned steampunk. I really wasn't sure I would like this book (read for bookclub), it was so much better than I expected!
After destroying London and releasing a virus, the lost boys and girls must fight their way to survive and of course Pete is the hero. I love this story and how it ended. I cannot wait to get the sequel.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of 5 stars because of character development, I wanted more. Still a great read!

MrBook Nice review! 3y
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ToniSwinehart6
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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My son made me this bookmark. ? I love it!

I've never read a "retelling" of a classic story. I am really liking it so far, only 1/3 of the way through. Adventure and I smell love story! ?

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RiseoftheReader
Everland | Wendy Spinale
Bailedbailed

DNFed this one it so didn't work.

LorieL I haven't finished the last two books I started and I'm about to bail on my current read (it's not bad, just seems more middle grade). Guess I'm in a slump! 3y
RiseoftheReader Ya that was my deal this one felt more middle grade. It's been a while since I tried it. 3y
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BiblioNyan
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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A steampunk retelling of the Peter Pan story sounds like it will be pretty awesome! I also really love the cover for this book! It's got a matte-velvet finish and I can't seem to stop touching it. 😆

#everland #wendyspinale #ya #steampunk #peterpan #fantasy #fairytale #litsygram

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KirstieE
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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LOVE LOVE AND LOVE!
This was such a fun read and an awesome retelling of Peter Pan. It had drama, action, a bit of romance. I found myself not wanting to put it down the whole time
5 🌟

athenapeterson I don't know if you've read this one but another great reselling of Peter Pan is Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn. I loved it! 3y
KirstieE @athenapeterson yes I've heard of that one ! I should check it out , thanks 😊 3y
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KirstieE
Everland | Wendy Spinale
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I'm excited to finally pick this book up.
Peter Pan is one of my all time favourite stories, and this is a sort of steampunk/ dystopian/ fairytale retelling. That sounds right up my alley!
Anyone else given this a go ?

GypsyKat Ohh! This sounds awesome! 3y
KirstieE @GypsyKat I'm only 92 pages in but I'm really enjoying it !! 3y
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