Rating: 5 stars
There is no place like a dysfunctional home.
Leaving everything behind for the Island was Ricky’s dream come true. When his happily ever after is not quite what it seems, he discovers that running away means running toward bigger problems.
Trapped on the Island, Ricky must join together with the only people he can trust to help him face his fears and return home. But the only way off the Island is to confront the person who trapped Ricky and his friends in the first place. With countless enemies and true peril staring them down, Ricky’s mission to leave this so-called paradise will become a battle for their very lives.
Generally with books, within the first few pages you get a feel of how a book will be. With Never After, my initial thoughts were, “Wow, this’ll be good!” but it outlived every expectation I had for it and more! Never After was so enjoyable because it was such a twist on the classic Peter Pan and was filled with loads of humor!
Never After is a book to keep you flipping pages at an insane speed, needing to know what’ll happen next. Every page is jam packed with action, humor, adventure, and a bit of romance. I found myself laughing out loud at so many points in the book, especially whenever you found a twisted part of the classic.
Dan Elconin really mastered the art of making you feel as if you’re in the story, standing right next to all the characters. I simply fell in love with all the characters! Mariah was my favorite character though. She was such a great character – you didn’t get to know her all at once, rather you got a piece here, and a piece there along the way.
Reading Never After makes you feel like you can have an escape to The Island, along with Ricky, Nigel and the others. I cannot wait to see what Dan Elconin has planned next. If it’s anything like Never After, it’ll be amazing.