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By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gory, monster-filled fantasy romance best for genre fans.

Book Lisa Maxwell Fantasy 2016
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Lisa Maxwell offers an intriguing premise in her violent, magic-drenched version of Neverland, which quickly comes UNHOOKED from the original as teen heroine Gwen struggles against evil forces. The first-person, present-tense narrative will grab many readers, especially those who like their romantic tales on the dark side. But heads up: There's a lot of gore, and much dwelling on the details, as the body count rises; some scenes find hero and heroine slogging through piles of corpses.

Some will find the cosmology and world-building a bit uneven, as critical facts and characters sometimes get superficial treatment, while others will love Gwen's courage and determination to do right, despite magical forces and swoon-worthy but murderous boys..

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