Blog Tour: The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse ~ Lost Child: Jam


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The Neverland Wars

Kindle Edition300 pages
Published May 9th 2016 
by Clean Teen Publishing
Source: ARC provided by Author
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars


Synopsis:

Magic can do a lot—give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That's what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home. 
However, Gwen doesn't know this. She's just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn't know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though—and when she does, she'll discover she's in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.
She'll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won't be the only one. Peter Pan's constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. Soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she's going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight for eternal youth… or if she's going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance.
 


Review:

Thank you Audrey for sending me an ARC for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

I loved the entire feel of The Neverland Wars. Like Peter Pan she kept it youthful and fun. I felt like this story was for every age group. It was a story you could read to your kids and they would enjoy. It also started off with a more modern contemporary feel which teens can relate too. I love retellings and I am so happy Audrey sent me this one to experience. I can not wait to read what she writes next. 

The story starts off a little slow but I think that is almost with every Peter Pan story ever made. Though once it picks up and they are off to Neverland I was entranced. I however did find myself excited to tie back into London. I think that was also another great aspect I was always looking forward to reading more.



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CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: JAM

If you don't know what to do in Neverland, have no fear. Bossy Jam will be happy to tell you what to do and exactly how to do it. No one has told her she isn't in charge yet, and it doesn't seem like she's going to figure it out any time soon! Jam is full of ideas for stories and games that she wants to manifest, incredibly social, she never has an idea that doesn't involve one of her fellow lost children.

She keeps her blond hair pulled back in pigtails and her pouty blue eyes pleading with you to come play. She’s a loveable fussbudget, and probably wasn't more than seven years old when she left for Neverland.

She doesn't remember that she was an only child or that her parents didn't know better than to spoil her, but despite these handicaps, she has adapted to the social anarchy of Neverland. When she was still in the real world, she was a notorious book worm. It's unknown whether she still knows how to read after so long in Neverland, where storytelling is an an exclusively oral event. Regardless, she remembers every detail and character from every story she's ever read or heard—at least shethinks so, which makes it very easy to micromanage any reenactment or retelling.

Her favorite color is pink because it is a princess color. She wants to be a princess—which she envisions as being a professional bossypants in a nice dress. Of all the stories out there, her favorite by far are the ones where princesses take charge and save themselves.



BLURB:

Magic can do a lot―give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That's what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home.

However, Gwen doesn't know this. She's just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn't know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though―and when she does, she'll discover she's in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.


She'll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won't be the only one. Peter Pan's constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. Soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she's going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight for eternal youth… or if she's going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance.


About the Author:

Audrey Greathouse is a Seattle-based author of science-fiction and fantasy. Raised in the suburbs, she became a writer after being introduced to NaNoWriMo during her sophmore year of high school. Since then, she has drafted more than a dozen books, 100 sonnets, and 800 other poems, and a handful of short stories and one-act plays.

After dropping out of her university and beginning training as a circus performer on the aerial silks, she returned to school to study at Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education to earn her B.A. in English Language and Literature, with a minor in Computer Information Technologies.

Audrey Greathouse is a die-hard punk cabaret fan, and pianist of fourteen years. She's usually somewhere along the west coast, and she is always writing.




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