Title : Lost Boy
Author : Christina Henry
Publisher/Published : Titan Books / July 2017
Genre : Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Retellings
Goodreads Summary :
There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. Once I loved a boy called Peter Pan. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter’s idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. He wants always to be that shining sun that we all revolve around. He’ll do anything to be that sun. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter will say I’m a villain, that I wronged him, that I never was his friend. Peter Lies.
My thoughts :
5 out of 5 stars.
Christina Henry has become one of my favourite authors. I first read Alice which takes the story of Alice in Wonderland and completely twists and warps it plus makes it dark but it is really done in a compelling way.
Lost boy is Christina Henrys latest book. Lost boy is a retelling of Peter Pan and is the origin story of Captain Hook.
Christina Henry has a really unique writing style and I adore her ability to take a classic story and add such a twist on it. You are simply compelled to read more. This is exactly what happened with Lost boy, parts were dark and twisted I couldn’t stop reading I simply had to know what happened.
I really disliked Peter, he wasn’t a nice character but he was well written because you feel hatred towards him for what he did through out the story. I’ll not go in to detail because I don’t want to spoil the story.
I enjoyed Jamies character and he was definitely my favourite. As I was reading it was like I felt the emotions he was going through and I had to keep reading to find out what happened to him and the other Lost Boys. There were times however I was like Come on Jamie do something, stand up for yourself !!
The ending left me in shock. I couldn’t believe what had happened and I had to re read it to make sure the events had actually happened.
I want to say that I would reccomend this to older readers because of the violence and other brutal events that happen in the book.
Disclaimer : I received this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.