Saturday, April 9, 2016

Short Review: Unhooked By Lisa Maxwell {2 Stars}

Short Review: Unhooked By Lisa Maxwell {2 Stars}

Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Simon Pulse
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
Format: Hardcover
Pages:  342 pages
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Check this book out on Goodreads!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

        Going into this I was looking really forward to this story and getting to see a spin on the Peter Pan story. It has been forever and a day since I have been able to read a Peter Pan retelling. So, I was really looking forward to reading this. However, I was left pretty disappointed by it. I probably had way to high expectations for this and that is probably what ruined it for me. It was very predictable, and the main character Gwen got on my nerves a little. She acted weak and kept making obviously stupid decisions. When people were in trouble she just stood there. Gwen was probably what ruined the book the most for me out of everything else I had a problem with in this book.

        The plot overall was okay, the only problem I had with it was that is was extremely predicable. I had pretty much correctly predicted what was going to happen in the entire book by around page 100.

         I like the overall thought of this book, but I just think it lacked in some aspects.Even though I didn't really enjoy this one I still say go for this book if you are interested in reading it! ;D  This book made me want to read more Peter Pan retelling! ;D If you have any suggestions, tell me in the comments!!

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