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Forever Neverland

Forever Neverland

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by Heather Killough-Walden
It has been five years since Wendy Darling and her brothers returned home after a harrowing ordeal in which they'd "gone missing" for several days and nights. To Wendy, they returned by fairy magic, fresh from the fight with Captain Hook, a little mussed up but none the worse for wear.

But to the rest of the world, Wendy and her brothers were abducted and put


It has been five years since Wendy Darling and her brothers returned home after a harrowing ordeal in which they'd "gone missing" for several days and nights. To Wendy, they returned by fairy magic, fresh from the fight with Captain Hook, a little mussed up but none the worse for wear.

But to the rest of the world, Wendy and her brothers were abducted and put through such a traumatic experience, Wendy has subconsciously taken to hiding the truth from her brothers and herself by making up stories. Fairy stories – about a boy named Peter Pan and a world called Neverland.

Life is anything but a fairy story for them now. Wendy is being subjected to unwanted psychiatric therapy, her brothers are bullied at school, and the family is falling apart.

Then, one mist-filled night, a billowing black flag parts the clouds in the sky like the fin of a shark. It bears the stark white symbol of a skull and crossbones upon it.

Wendy has been forced to leave Neverland behind. But it is far from finished with her. In the blink of an eye, her world is once more turned upside down by a pixie in human form, a one-handed captain far more handsome and intriguing than she remembered him to be – and by a little boy… who grew up after all.

Editorial Reviews

Blog - D. Kang
Mixing in a dose of reality with fantasy was done with such ease and talent that the reader is instantly whisked away to their own Neverland. The harsh reality of the Darling children's return to the "real" world and the reintroduction of some of the Neverland friends is entrancing. I must say that the new focus on Captain Hook and his story was brilliant!
Blog - Chaos Mykonos
Forever Neverland is a bold and daring journey straight into the very heart of Neverland. Wendy, Peter, Tink and Hook are brought back to life in captivating detail with added twists and new stories to tell. Their stories are as exciting and adventurous as ever as they deliver the heart-wrenching truth of what it means to be a real Lost Boy... or girl. I absolutely loved and was touched by Forever Neverland. I was caught up from the beginning to the electrifying end. F

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Neverland , #1
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Meet the Author

Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website at www.killough-walden.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also, be sure to keep in touch with her and other fans through her Facebook fan page and through Twitter (killoughwalden)!

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Forever Neverland 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 412 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book had me expecting more of this one. The main character Wendy seems alot different in this book and I can not help but dislike her. Like someone wrote this book feels thrown together
DearReader More than 1 year ago
The title drew my eye in the list of deal-priced books, some of the reader reviews intrigued me, and the sample pages got me hooked (no pun intended)(okay, maybe intended a little bit)! My expectations were fairly low, but they were dramatically exceeded. I don't want to spoil it for anyone by revealing which characters' chemistry made the story so compelling. The story is very charmingly told, and a few paragraphs actually took my breath away. Absolutely worth the price paid. It looks like the book is self published. It is one more example of how ebooks are changing the game for the better -- I would probably have never had an opportunity to read this story without ebooks and self publishing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disgusted by this book, and I feel I would be doing others an injustice if I did not write this review. The story not only had issues with repetitive grammar, but it lost all the magic of the original Peter Pan. I understand that an author can do whatever she pleases, but I was hoping for more. I don't want to give anything away but this book was God-awful and I found absolutely nothing to enjoy about it and wish I hadn't wasted the little money I did on its purchase. Do NOT buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok. It is officially 2013...Where is this book's sequel that was supposed to come out December 2012???
LadyGuen86 More than 1 year ago
Story line sounded intriguing, but it was a monumental flop. I didn't mind, and actually quite enjoyed, the alternate personas these classic characters took on. What I didn't enjoy was the classic tale being brought into modern times. The whole point of this story was to escape the technological advances (industrialization, etc). Next, I didn't enjoy the writing style. For me it was choppy and didn't easily transition. I didn't care for the complete disappearance, no explanation given, of one of the characters. Also, the ending was a complete RIP-OFF of Inkheart. Don't waste your time or $1.00 here.
Samantha Jaime More than 1 year ago
I loved it and especially the romance in it. IT shows Wendys awesome teen side (always knew she would be awesome). It took me a while though to picture captain hook as handsom but i just gave him a male model face with blue eyes and long black hair....only a man like the captain can pull it off beside some actors. WHAT SUCKS IS THAT THE SEQUEL COMES OUT IN NOVEMBER 2012 AND THATS A WHOOOOOLE YEAR AWAY? BUT IF WHAT OLD PEOPLE SAY THAT TIME FLYS QUICKLY IS TRUE , I'LL SLAP AND PAINT MYSELF BLUE IF ITS 2012 TOMOROW!!! I do wonder though if Wendy writes a story that she can write letters to hooks and he recieves them and writes back.... something thhat makes you say thats true love you know? Not necessarily my idea but you know what i mean. This book is always in my head now because i wonder to myself WHAT IS GUNNA HAPPEN IN THE SEQUEL????????? Luckly for me school starts for me next week so ill be busy.. Unluckly all thats going through my head is whats going to hapen? I hope i dont sound obssessd but its cuz im bored of going to the beach, swimming and other stuff . Neverland is gone but will Wendy create another? In my head she will but only for a yearly meeting or something so she can see Peter pan and Hook and Tink. Like a .... a reunion! I HOPE ALL OF YOU LOVED THE BOOK AS I DO AND SOMEHOW THE BOOK COMES OUT AT LEAST IN AUGUST !!! OR SHE FORGETS HER OTHER BOOKS AND FOCUSES ON THIS ANDIT GOES OUT NEXT MONTH!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a Peter Pan fanatic I never thought I could like a continuation of the original story, but this book proved me wrong! I was sucked into it the second I read the sample, and I finished the book in less than a day. It's one of my new favorites! The only problem I had with it was that it had to end!
orangelover43 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! It was a very good read i couldnt put it down! It was finished in a day i cant wait for the sequal! Trust me you will love this book IT IS A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Loverien More than 1 year ago
This author is really an amazing author. I really enjoyed the characters and the familiar settings of the story. It was like meeting with old-time friends again. What I did not enjoy was the implication of who would win the girl in the end. I am a long time fan of Peter Pan - and I will always see him as the real hero. The suggestion that Wendy should be attracted to Hook - that just seemed so-o-o wrong. She was a little girl when they first met - and he, an older man, most likely, more than twice her age! I always thought she saw him more as a type of a father figure, myself. And... what's this? Neverland is no more? How can that be? That doesn't seem right either. The idea of that left me feeling like one of my childhood dreams had died - a place where creative magical imagination resides - a place much akin to Wonderland. I don't know... I only hope the sequel has an ending that is much better. I was very disappointed with the way this story ended. Still in all, it was a good read, well-written, with a great idea for a story plot (aside from the frequent made typos and the inconsistencies with its time line). The author has demonstrated an amazing talent for storytelling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love new outlooks on old stories. This is one of them. I love how the little details from peter pan were expounded on. This is a great read. Very entertaining and not drawn out. The book reads very quickly and leaves you dying for the next one. I cant wait to read the next one, and see where the author takes the characters. Never thought I would side with Cap. Hook, but here I am! Read it, you wont regret it!!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Heather's work has always been amazing. I have yet to be let down by one of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't with for the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when it was first released, and just finally got around to reading it. It didn't disappoint!
MaxineVP More than 1 year ago
After reading Heather's Big Bad Wolf Series and The Vampire King, I was on the hunt for a new book to read and stumbled upon this book which was free at the time. I stored it in my library and forgot about it while I read other books by Heather. When I was done reading all her other books, I began reading this book and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!! I was an amazing story with a great story line and plot. I loved how she turned a childhood classic into a storyline adults will love as much as children love the classic fairy tale. I would say this book is a MUST READ!.
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Great add on to the origanal story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book and that's saying a lot. HWK delivers an unexpected cast of characters; Wendy the misunderstood teen, Peter the bad boy, and Hook... I can't say enough about Hook. He's the main reason I'm so darn anxious for book number 2 of the series. Bravo Heather!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It says Beyond Neverland was supposed to come out in DECEMBER. LAST DECEMBER. Let me just say i read this last september, right in the midst of a VERY serious peter pan phase. So obviously, i am dying for the second one!!! I loved this book, as i tend to love modern interpretations of clsssic tales and/or a kind of "years later, what happenef after the tale we knew (or thought we knew) ends, both of which was in this book. Anyway, as i was saying, its been almost a year (it will be next month) since beyond neverland was SUPPOSED to come out!!!! Whats up with that?! I mean, because if the weird formatting of this book, im thinking this is definitely not a mainstream kind of book (if you kniw what i mean by that, and i really hope you do). Now come on!! When are we getting this book???
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Katt23 More than 1 year ago
This book was great!!! I didn't know what to expect when I first read it, but it was really awesome! Everyone should read this book!!
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I loved this book! It had unexpected (though enjoyable) twists from the Peter Pan stories I heard as a kid and I wasn't able to stop reading. I was hanging on every word. It is well written with a great plot.