Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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.

Tiger+LilyTiger Lily – ah, such a bitter sweet book. It’s one of those books that you  love, but at the same time you hate it.

My opinion, however, is that I LOVE it! L. O. V. E. It.

Tiger Lily is a very special person, I guess you could say. She’s very head-strong, and that’s probably what I love most about her – she’s so fearless, in a way. Does she have some aspects to her that I don’t like? Yes, she does – but that’s what makes the entire book seem more realistic, because no one in real life is perfect. Right?

The love story of Peter Pan and Tiger Lily is kind of (SPOILER ALERT!) tragic. However, you do kind of know what you’re getting yourself into before you even commence with the read. I mean, look at the description for a second. Not exactly enthusiastic, is it?

However, this is one of those books that will make you contemplate over things, and it’s good for you to read a book like this every once in a while… Not every time, because then you would become an emotional wreck, but every now and then is beneficial.

Oh, a tiny spoiler now – this is the first time I’ve ever found Wendy odious. Seriously, people who have read Tiger Lily will know what I mean when I say that I absolutely hate Wendy.

In summary, this book is sad, and it is tragic, but that doesn’t make it any less of a good book. You should read it, or at least have it on the top of your “To Read” pile.

Anyone else read Tiger Lily? Anyone going to read it now, after my review? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Anyone else see the Host and completely love it? Let me know – you know where.

P.P.S Thank you Goodreads, for the description of the book.

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