Friday, September 21, 2012

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Good Day Dear Readers,
The Queen here with another YA fiction based on a well-beloved fantasy. Jodi Lynn Anderson's Tiger Lily is a spin from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan classic. The story intrigued me, and I found things I loved about it. But there were things I didn't enjoy as well.
Two things I found disappointing about this book. One being in Tinker Bell's point of view, thought intriguing,  kept me from connecting with Tiger Lily. I honestly believe, the young Indian maiden could have been a deep character that might have captivated me. As it was, I found it difficult to connect with anyone, and thus, I had difficulty getting into the story.

Two- is I feel she took away the magic that is wrapped around the story of Peter Pan. Everything was explained, their agelessness, that the island was attainable from the outsiders just coming across it on their own, ect. The story could have been told without using the Peter Pan background and it still could have been a beautiful, heart-breaking story. I just wish she would have kept more of the magic in her version of the story, that was in the original. That's all.

Other than these two things, I truly did enjoy reading Tiger Lily. Anderson's writing puts you in the scene, and her words create a somber mood that fit Tiger Lily's heart for her circumstances.

I encourage you to give the book a try.
Happy Reading,
The Queen


Book Title: Tiger Lily
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson                                                                                                              

Book Information:

Publisher and date: HarperTeen (July 3, 2012)
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Book Info: Hardcover: 304 pages
Genre: Fantasy Romance
ISBN-13: 978-0062003256

Book Summary from Amazon
Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Authors Arena

Jodi Lynn Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches, The Secrets of Peaches, Love and Peaches, the popular May Bird trilogy, and Tiger Lily. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and an endless parade of stray pets.

Banjo, teaching, biking, reading like crazy, making claymation, running, music, and spending lots of time with my friends and family and my dog.

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