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Most Helpful Favorable Review

20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Tiger Lily promised a dark and tragic interpretation of a famili

Tiger Lily promised a dark and tragic interpretation of a familiar children's story, one that would steal your breath away - and that was right. This book is exactly what it promised to be- a new, fresh take on an old story, a love story.

As fascinating a story as it ...
Tiger Lily promised a dark and tragic interpretation of a familiar children's story, one that would steal your breath away - and that was right. This book is exactly what it promised to be- a new, fresh take on an old story, a love story.

As fascinating a story as it is, I can also see how this introspective book wouldn't be for every reader- but it's sure to capture the hearts of many who enjoy a grand romance, and anything to do with Peter Pan.

Reasons to Read:

1.A thoughtful interpretation of Peter Pan:

I enjoy the story of Peter Pan, but I thought it was fantastic how well Jodi Lynn put her own spin on this story; the majority of the "facts" and details remain the same (or if they are changed, there's a reasonable explanation for it) and I was constantly surprised at how she made such a classic story her own. It can be hard to rework familiar territory, but the effect ends up making Tiger Lily a masterpiece of retellings.

2.Lovely storytelling:

While at first I had some reservations with the story being narrated by Tinker Bell, I soon realized how effective it was being told from a third party. Part of what makes the story so poignant is that it's never really clear how the various characters truly feel about one another or their circumstances - and because it's told through Tinker Bell's eyes, it feels even more tragic because we get to see hints of the pain experienced by a number of characters rather than just Tiger Lily. Tinker Bell is remarkably unbiased (except when it comes to Tiger Lily, whom she clearly has strong ties to) and offers a different perspective on the events as well.

3.A strong, unique Tiger Lily:

This is not the helpless, fairly bland Native American princess we're used to (thanks, Disney). Tiger Lily is reimagined as we haven't seen her before, and she's fully brought to life with her own past and her own personality. And her relationship with Peter Pan is beautiful in its own right, so simple and just plain RIGHT. It's the way things change between them that's so heartbreaking, and how they both feel lost to do anything about it.

The one thing I was not expecting from this story was for the relationship between Tiger Lily and Peter Pan to be so pivotal, and even after reading most of it I didn't feel that should have had so much impact as it did. And the ending felt so rushed that it didn't feel wholly pulled together. I just had a hard time believing that this strong heroine would just sit back passively and watch while things happened around her, and then to react later on in such a strong, violent way. And honestly it was at that point that I began to lose my connection to Tiger Lily, because while I could understand her distress I couldn't fathom her rationale behind her choices.

And for a book that's promoted as a love story- well, I found the romance between Peter and Tiger Lily to be rather rushed. And I found where the book really shone, was in its portrayal of various other relationships and qthe idea of cultures clashing and transformation and feeling like a misfit. THAT, more than any love story, is what the book (even unconsciously) seems to be about. And that's what's so striking about it.

But all in all, this is a truly unique and stunning book that leaves a small mark on your heart. It's one that's unforgettable, partially because of how it makes you think differently about this familiar story and question characters like Pan, Wendy, Tiger Lily, and Tinker Bell to think of them in ways we've never seen before.

ARC borrowed from Wendy @ A Cupcake and a Latte

posted by EverAfterEsther on July 4, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good, But...No.

Maybe it's because I'm old fashioned, but I was...disturbed by this dark, twisted tale on Peter Pan.
While it is written beautifully, I don't agree with the story line, or the ending. It was all too much.
I couldn't really get into the character of Tiger Lily. I felt a...
Maybe it's because I'm old fashioned, but I was...disturbed by this dark, twisted tale on Peter Pan.
While it is written beautifully, I don't agree with the story line, or the ending. It was all too much.
I couldn't really get into the character of Tiger Lily. I felt as though all of her emotions were cut short, and the descriptions incomplete.
While this is a neat version of Peter Pan, I'm more in love with the idea of it rather than the book itself.
I was completely distraught and disturbed by the end of this story. But that's exactly what I was- disappointed.
All in all, a 3 out of 5.
I would love to read another story that sticks more to the original plot, and goes more into depth with the beauty that is this timeless story.

posted by Xhana_Hushour on September 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Lilywolf to Larkfrost

    I'm really gonna miss you Larkfrost but I don't want your real life to suffer because of rp. I love ya and I hope life settles down a bit so you can come back soon. Have a great break! See you later! :) ~ Lilywolf &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Stan & Co

    I was checking around to make sure things were okay, and saw this. I'm glad that you found courage to take a break as well to help with your own difficulties, and also hope that you won't feel like you're ripping off a limb by taking a break, like I do. I hope you solve your reasons or taking a break soon.<p>

    -Stan & Co&#9786

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Teagan ( Deercloud & Ryebreeze's rper)

    I approve of your descision buddeh! Great choice. I may have to do that sometime this year also, so don't worry. When will you be starting this scedule though? Deercloud is having her kits right now, also.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Lilystar and Co. Message

    Hi guys! I just read Stan and Co.'s announcement at 'announcement' result 3, and that inspired me to write this message. Here are all of my RPs, so you know who I am:
    <p>
    Lilystar and Moonstorm of EmberClan
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    Larkfrost and Pridefall of HorseClan
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    Rainstar and Co. of RainClan
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    Warrior Fallen of Extinction
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    Lately, school has been rough. I've had a whole bunch of tests, and a handful of large assignments. I am unable to use my time efficiently, because of play rehearsal, soccer, and RP. Play rehearsal and soccer can't be controlled, but RP can. I find my self staying up extremely late RPing with you guys, and as a growing person, I should get as much sleep as possible. I also fond myself forgetting assignments, and doing them last minute. No, I'm not leaving forever, I'm just taking short breaks. I will be here every other week, I might even be on more often than that! Even so, I'm taking a slight break. I love all of you guys so so much, but RP is negativly affecting my real life. I promise, I'm NOT leaving for good, just taking a break. &hearts
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    ~Lilystar, Moonstorm, Larkfrost, Pridefall, Rainstar, Doesong, Hawktalon, and Warrior Fallen

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  • Posted August 7, 2014

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    I came across Tiger Lily during one of the many takeovers or giv

    I came across Tiger Lily during one of the many takeovers or giveaways I have attended. When I first read the description, I was immediately drawn in, I could not stop thinking about this book. I am a sucker for the untold stories that outline and make up my beloved stories, especially when you give me one surrounding a story I have loved nearly all my life. Tiger Lily is an outcast in her village. She is seen as odd and weird, not conforming to the norms set by the tribe. She is as tough as any boy but strong and silent. Through a few chance happenings, they also come to believe Tiger Lily is one to fear. Tiger Lily is finally betrothed to Giant, who is mean and cruel to her, as a way to try to settle her down. During a chance encounter, she meets Peter Pan. I loved watching their romance bud and bloom, but when Tiger Lily has to break a promise to meet Pan it sets course for a rift in their relationship. Wendy comes to Neverland during Tiger Lily's absence and everything Tiger Lily and Peter Pan have ever known changes. This is very little like the &quot;fairy tale&quot; story that I grew up with, this to me shows such a different and more realistic side to a beloved tale. I felt that I was right there with Tiger Lily during all the different emotions and stages in her life. If you are expecting a sweet love story, then you will be mistaken here. If you want an emotional ride, you have come to the right place. I absolutely love a few lines in the book, which I feel describes it perfectly,&quot;Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you've heard. The boy and girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn't win.&quot;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Good

    Very well written but not an amazing book. A twist from the basic Peter Pan story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    John

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Natalie

    Takes deep breaths.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Tiger Lilly

    This book was amazing, if you have not read this yet then you should. Like right now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    I loved it, in the beginning it tells you it's not the kind of l

    I loved it, in the beginning it tells you it's not the kind of love story you think it is and it's not going to end the way you want so I'm unsure as to why everyone is so upset with how it ends? Of course I wanted something different, I've never been a fan of Wendy, but I do love Peter and Tiger Lily, even more so thanks to this book. I feel It was beautifully written and a very interesting take on Peter Pan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Great book!

    This book was so worth the read. I am really into spin offs on fairy tales right now, and this lived up to what I hoped it would be! I totally recomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    LILYCLAN

    Leaders den

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Goldenmist/leader

    This is the wounded warriors center. This is where the wounded tigers meet. U must have an apprentice. U are wounded so there are gonna be special queats whenever. So be ready wounded warriors!=]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Love, trust, and pixie dust.

    Read this book a million times. And I get the same strong emotions out of it every time. Love this book,their flaws are what makes their love so beautiful. Its raw. I do wish the relationship would have lasted longer but that's just me and my fetish for peter pan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Very good!

    Very good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Jessie

    Drake?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Jessie

    Yep!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Arieanna austin

    Looks good katrina joghnson is it posible to tell me more on tne book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Hi.

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Rose

    Gtg bb in 2 hours

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