Wednesday, May 1, 2013
REVIEW: The Never by Kristina Circelli
Title: The Never
Author: Kristina Circelli
Copy provided by: Promotional Book Tours
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Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: “Out of nothing, we create something.” Arianna has spent her entire life being called a dreamer, an artist who created a world no one else can see. And for her entire life, she has taken the medication that keeps that world – and the one who brought her there – at bay. Now an adult, Arianna reawakens that part of herself kept locked away in the darkest corners of her mind. When she hides her medicine from her fiancé’s ever-watchful eye, he returns – the shadow in the night who collects her for an adventure known only in her fantasies. But something is different about this world called The Never. It is no longer the cheerful place filled with light and laughter that she knew as a child. Now, the sea creatures drag their visitors into the depths of murky waters. The natives battle to the death against the tribe of children. And the pirates, led by the feared captain called The Hunter, seek out Arianna for their own sinister plans. As Arianna goes deeper into The Never, she discovers just what her connection to the land means – and must choose between her life rooted in reality, and the world where anything is possible.
My Review: I'd like to thank the author and Promotional Book Tours for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
What an awesome book. I can't say enough about it. The twist on the original story was amazing. I have to say, I kept waiting for Tinkerbell to make her official appearance, and at one point I thought she had. The story itself was great, and emotional for me at the end. I really needed a book to pull me out of my funk after the Boston Marathon bombing, and get me back into reading. This was just the book.
The only thing I didn't like was the second half of the book, where John was completely dropped from the story line till the very end. What the heck? With everything that happened before to him, I would have expected more of the same, if not even worse. As I was reading it, my mind kept wandering back to him and what should have been happening to him that we never got to see.
Overall though, it was really really good.