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Giveaway and Review: Lost in the Never Woods | Aiden Thomas

Lost in the Never Woods | Aiden Thomas

Book Info

Page count: 384

Published by: Feiwel & Friends

Publication date: March 23rd 2021

Genres: Fantasy, young adult, urban fantasy

Purchase: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Synopsis

When children go missing, people want answers. When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.

It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.

Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don’t do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.”

Buddy read with Katie!

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Didn’t see that coming, did you? I had no idea that this would end up as one of my ever-elusive five-star reads. I mean, I was excited and all, but five stars? That was a pleasant surprise!

I am a huge fan of retellings. A couple of the reviews for Lost in the Never Woods talked about Peter Pan retellings being their niche, which was a little surprising to me. If you had said that a Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast retelling was your niche, I would have easily agreed with you. Now I need to find more of these apparently abundant Peter Pan retellings to read! Those reviews talked about how this is a basic Peter Pan retelling, but because I haven’t read any other Peter Pan retellings, I have nothing to compare it to! I guess that worked in my favor!

Lost in the Never Woods walked the line between dark fantasy and levity perfectly. There were definitely dark elements, but there was so much fluff mixed in that just made my heart happy! Peter really is adorable, and I loved seeing Wendy loosen up and get some closure.

Wendy as a character was interesting to follow. When we are first introduced to her, she’s closed off, distant, and grieving. Peter is a sharp contrast, full of light, joy, and fun. As Wendy’s condition improves, Peter’s declines, making them a study of opposites.

All in all, I loved this book! It snuck up on my heart and I need a physical copy now. I might also give Aiden Thomas’s debut novel, Cemetery Boys a read now soon! Safe to say that it’s been bumped up on my TBR!

About the Author | Aiden Thomas

Aiden Thomas is a New York Times Bestselling author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, Oregon. As a queer, trans Latinx, Aiden advocates strongly for diverse representation in all media. Aiden’s special talents include: quoting The Office, winning Jenga, finishing sentences with “is my FAVORITE”, and killing spiders. Aiden is notorious for not being able to guess the endings of books and movies, and organizes their bookshelves by color.

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Giveaway

The giveaway is open to US/Canada residents (sorry my international friends) and it’s for one print copy of the book.

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10 thoughts on “Giveaway and Review: Lost in the Never Woods | Aiden Thomas

  1. Now I really want to read this book! I’m so excited that you loved it. Finding books like this are always a treasure. And the cover art is amazing!

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