Unlimited [Sports Book] ☆ Everland - by Wendy Spinale ↠

  • Title: Everland
  • Author: Wendy Spinale
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • The only way to grow up is to survive.London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen year old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the deadly Marauders the German armyThe only way to grow up is to survive.London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen year old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the deadly Marauders the German army led by the cutthroat Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.Unsure if the virus has spread past England s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook is on the hunt for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the surviving children He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation None ever return.Until one day when they grab Joanna Gwen will stop at nothing to get her sister back, but as she sets out, she crosses paths with a daredevil named Pete Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it might cost Gwen than she bargained for And are Gwen, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart the ruthless Captain Hook
    Wendy Spinale
    Wendy is the author of the Everland series She is a former Disneyland actress and online journalist She currently resides in California with her three sons, two dogs, a chinchilla, and hamster.


    Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    I enjoyed this so much!!!

    Cait (Paper Fury)
    I'm like a ginormous Peter Pan fanatic. So when I read a Peter Pan retellingI HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS OKAY??! This 100% let me down. I can't decide whether to laugh at the absurdity of the plot or just cry because Peeeeeeter could his precious story be so mangled?[insert distressed fangirl sobbing]ANYWAY I have a list (obviously; lists are life) of all the reasons this didn't work for me. But before I get to that: this is kind of younger-YA. It almost feels MG, actually? So if you're looking for [...]

    Cait • A Page with a View
    The absolutely AMAZING concept should get 5 stars. But the actual story itself should get 1 star. So 2.5 stars in the end?This is really one of the most original fairy tale retellings I've ever seen. I was utterly entranced by this steampunk version of Peter Pan and all of the clever twists! The basic plot is that the pirate marauders of the German Bloodred queen unleashed a deadly virus on London and a lot of kids managed to survive. But now the queen might have the virus, so her son Hans Otto [...]

    Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
    Everland has everything you love about Peter Pan but reimagined to include a dark, steampunk, dystopian-like world. My heart is absolutely soaring after reading this book, and I love all of the new twists that were added to the story. Though I haven't read the original Peter Pan novel (and shame on me for that) but I think that J.M. Barrie would be proud of this retelling. It even incorporates some of the original lines from Peter Pan, which just makes me extremely giddy. I had so much fun readi [...]

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed most of this book not really the first half. The second half got better though.Link to the full review: amelianamora18.wixsite/am

    I was not entirely sold on this book when it came in my Owlcrate box last year since I am not into Peter Pan and retellings are usually hit-and-miss with me but decided to give it a try for Owlcrate-a-thon (Owlcrate readathon). I am glad I did. It is sort of like The Walking Dead meets Lord of the Flies. This story revolves around Gwen (never called Wendy in this retelling) trying to keep her siblings, Joanna and Mikey, alive after a plague wipes out almost everyone in England and possibly the w [...]

    Liz (alaskanknitandlit)
    I actually finished this the other day, but for some reason my kept tweaking out whenever I would go to mark as finished. SO anyways, this was a fun book! It didn't necessarily WOW me, hence the 4 stars but I still very much enjoyed it. I loved the steampunk theme to it, and the plot is pretty creative. For all you retelling junkies out there, read this!

    Evelyn Medina
    I genuinely loved reading this book and it was so much fun! I loved the steampunk aspect (obviously) but I also loved the fact that even though it was a retelling and I was comparing it to Peter Pan for a while, it definitely stands on it own. I love that Gwen starts off a little meek and timid but she's actually a badass. And even though he was the villain, when I was reading from Hook's perspective, he actually seemed very human. Not just some bad guy who hates everyone. I only gave this 4 sta [...]

    3.5 ⭐️ Peter Pan is my favorite fairy tale but retelling are not usually interesting to me but her name is Wendy so i thought it was a sign. I really enjoyed the twist she brought to Neverland and the lost boys. I liked that she brought wonderland into this book with Hook doing the Bloodred Queens dirty work. It had new aspects to neverland and the lost boys, yet it stayed familiar/similar to the original

    This wasn't one of my NEED TO READ books, but I'm always up for a good fairy tale retelling, so I thought I'd enjoy it. I also haven't read many Peter Pan retellings, so that was another plus; and I love England. Having read this, though, I'm mostly dissatisfied and disappointed.I thought its greatest strength was that it was a very imaginative historical retelling of Peter Pan that sticks fairly close to the original (unlike, for example, Never Ever, which seems to be a more contemporary retell [...]

    Rachael ( RachaelRexds )
    Really enjoyed Everland! It's rather dark but it's also a quick read with a great cast of characters :)Looking forward to the sequel coming out on 9th May!

    Rachel Patrick
    This review (and others) can be seen in all its properly formatted glory on my blog Beauty and the Bookshelf.Peter Pan retellings are my kryptonite. Beauty and the Beast may be my favorite fairy tale and movie, but Peter Pan shit is my trash. Some retellings may not be as appealing as others, but I still want to read them because Peter fucking Pan. Everland fell into the category of retellings that I'm not super excited about (and honestly, I'm not a fan of that cover like at all), but I liked h [...]

    Anniken Haga
    After reading the two latest Owlcrate-books, and really liking them, I had some hope for this one. Not only had I ''learned'' that owlcrate books were easily read and intriguing, but this one was a steampunk book. I love a good steampunk book. When I also opened it, and realised it was a retelling of Peter Pan, I was overjoyed, seeing how I'd just - the same day - finished listening to the original Peter Pan story. But it did not live up to the expectations I was intrigued at the beginning. Here [...]

    I can't. This book was amazing, especially the ending! I need the sequel ASAP! I'm excited to see where they're going to take the story.

    I got this book in my owl crate and its Cute. not amazing. but cute. a nice little snuggle up read if you're looking for a interesting escape. A little cheesy at times.but cute.

    April Sarah
    Review to come.

    B.A. Wilson
    This wasn't for me. I wanted to love it, because it came in my OwlCrate box. I just couldn't. DNF. Great cover, though. And I love the concept, so one star for each of those, plus effort. I just found the writing style and approach to be off-putting, which left me feeling at all times disconnected from the characters and story.

    A.M. Tebo
    I flipped through this in a quick speed and regretted it. I only kept going to take some notes on the steampunk technology - but it wasn't worth it.I'm not even going to go into the grim, graphic darkness of this book. It was awful. Definitely not recommended.

    Wow.Frankly speakingI never enjoy Peter Pan and I never thought that I'll read any of it's retellinguntil nowWOW!Congrats and thank you to the author for this magnificient book!

    Everland is a dystopian, steam-punk retelling of Peter Pan. If I was giving stars for premise, it would be five stars for sure. The premise is surely the most interesting and captivating thing about Everland. Gwen Darling is the heroine. Since a virus/plague killed off most--if not all--of the adults in England, Gwen is responsible for her younger siblings, Mikey, the youngest, and her sister Joanna. When Gwen is out scavenging one day, Joanna is kidnapped by the Marauders, the Marauders are led [...]

    Now I will dive into the long review!Everland is the story of Gwen and her siblings who have survived the bombing and virus it has spread in London. They must spent their nights scavenging for something to eat, and do their best to avoid the Marauders, a German army lead by the none other infamous Captain Hook. Hook and his crew are in search of a cure of a virus that has possibly spread past the borders of England. It is believed that the cure is in one of the surviving children, so Hook and hi [...]

    Everland was a fun-filled ride of adventure as the reader is introduced to a different spin on the classic story of Peter Pan. I enjoyed the tale immensely as I've always loved Peter Pan. Now before you write this off that you know the whole story and don't need to read this, I disagree. While it was predictable for various reasons, it didn't lessen my enjoyment. Spinale takes the world of Peter Pan and mixes it with an apocolypse. If this had been done before, I didn't read or watch it. I loved [...]

    Everland is a steam-punk/dystopian retelling of Peter Pan. A quite enjoyable one at that. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic London that was destroyed by bombs and a deadly virus known as the Horologia virus.The chapters alternate between Gwen and Hook's POV. While I would have liked to see a chapter or two from Pete or Bella's perspective I can understand why it focuses more on Gwen and Hook.Hook is looking for Gwen who he finds out is the only person who is truly immune to the virus so he ne [...]

    Nope. Nope, nope, nope. Not for me at all. The concept sounded wonderful. Steampunk Peter Pan retelling? Sign me up! However, I quickly found that this just didn't fit the bill. The writing was dull, the characters were bland, the dialogue made me cringe, and the plot itself just confused me. I was not enjoying this and I gave it 100 pages to see if it would get better, but it didn't. Also, this book was incredibly sexist! "Kill me? I hardly think anyone could leave a scratch on me, much less a [...]

    Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    Wow! I loved this steampunk dystopian retelling of Peter Pan! And I can't believe it but I really loved Pete! Also Gwen rocks and I adored Bella! And Hook was just pain evil!!! Can't wait for book 2!!!

    Lucy A. March
    Wowie, wow, wow, wow!What an amazing book! I have to say I wasn't expecting to like this one as much as I did. I'd thought it might be another 3-star Peter Pan retelling to add to my list of Peter Pan retellings I've read, but it was SO much more than that! The best way I can explain it is that while it's wholly original its a bit like Clockwork Angel, City of Ember, and Hunger Games with J.M. Barrie sprinkles on top. I do have a couple (relatively small) gripes with the book, and feel a little [...]

    Okay maybe I am very picky. Or overly logical. or just to one old for this book. because this is for middle grade right? So around the age of 10 to 12 or something like that? Right? Maybe I am just too in love with books that actually write about the gray areas in life, that to me are more real then the you are good and white and you are evil and black. But let's get into th actual review!Writing?Mhm yeah. mhm let's give a point for trying, shall we? It's not horrendous. But it was very, very ov [...]

    Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    DNFI wanted so badly to love this book, because I find Steampunk fascinating, and LOOK AT THAT COVER. But sadly, it just didn't do it for me. This one was a buddy read, and we had chosen to read two chapters a day, which comes out to about 20 pages per day. Not much at all. It should have been easy, but I found myself procrastinating until I was skipping the chapters each day and I got further and further behind.I was bored. There were things happening, but the book wasn't holding my attention. [...]

    Kathleen Glasgow
    I finished this book in a late-night reading blaze because it is just that good. Half the fun of this book is Spinale's incredible imagination and gorgeous prose. It's a retelling of Peter Pan, but with a girl (and a kick-ass one, at that) in the lead this time. It's guaranteed to push all of your steampunk, dystopian-lit-loving buttons, and more. It's funny, scary, cool, and will knock your socks off.

    This is such a unique take on Peter Pan! I Loooove the steampunk bits and really- just an excellent book

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      Published :2018-03-22T13:32:33+00:00