Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . . Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everythingto be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart. From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.
Tiger Lily, the mysterious Indian Princess from the story of Peter Pan, comes into her own in this tale. Told from the perspective of Tinker Bell, we see Tiger Lily emerge as a dynamic character. She is an outcast among her own people and finds herself drawn into the world of the Lost Boys. What she finds is kinship, adventure, mystery, acceptance, betrayal, loss, and a story of incredible insight.
Tinker Bell describes Tiger Lily best, “She was fierce, to be sure, but she had a girl’s heart, after all.” This is a coming of age story where no one grows older but everyone can choose to grow wiser. I would recommend this book to teens and adults who are looking for more than another teen fantasy romance but still want to be swept up in a beautiful tale.
-- by Mollie H.