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Neverland by Melissa Jane – Review by Krystal Gaston

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Neverland but Melissa Jane I will start with this is such a good, addicting, and somewhat of a dark read. Neverland starts out sad but Lucy has such a strong will to not only live but survive, she never gives up and that keeps her going so much longer than most. Through the story you get flashbacks to when she was younger and first met Dominic and her friendship with Romeo. The story is told mainly from Lucy’s point of view, and you feel so bad for her, one can only endure so much. I read this story in one day I both loved and hated it, I was dreading the end though because there was so many ways it could go. I was not disappointed with the ending the story went out with a bang. Literally. I am looking forward to reading some more or Melissa Jane’s books.

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Neverland by Melissa Jane – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

DUDE, WHAT THE EVER LIVING H.E. DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS DID I JUST READ?!?!

I don’t even know how to review this because I can’t say anything about the book, I don’t want to ruin it for anyone and yet I want to scream from the roof tops that if you like to read a good “HOLY CRAP WHAT DID I JUST READ” book, this is the one for you.

huh, ummm yeah – so ummm let’s talk about the characters. They are quickly developed and we know who is “good” and who is “bad” from the get go. The story flows quickly and is told both in present and past tense giving much needed background along the way. It’s well plotted and I read it in one sitting because I just had to find out how it ended. I could NOT put it down because what if all the Kindles in the world erased overnight and Amazon crashed and I couldn’t get a hold of the book to find out how it ended. It would haunt me for the rest of my life, so I stayed up way past my bedtime to read the very last page.

I have read several other books that have left me feeling this exact same way and if you would like a recommendation, please feel free to reach out to me. If I could give this book 27 stars for being such a “mind (word censored but it starts with an eff and ends with a K)”, I would. Holy Moly.

Ok, that is all. Oh except, this book does contain violence and abuse and all sorts of dark stuff so if you are looking for a book that is light and fluffy, this isn’t it.

Is there a group somewhere to discuss this book with others who have read it? I need to talk about it to someone hahaha.

Review by @mauraharper

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Neverland by Melissa Jane – Review by Angela Hayes.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

“This is between you and me
An obsession, a hate, a jealousy
What you give, I so desire
Watch out for me, I’ll set your soul on fire.”

Neverland is a thrilling story by Melissa Jane. This is quite gripping story about a dark and twisted obsession that takes the reader on a chilling journey full of danger, shocking abuse, sweet love, heart-stopping details, bigotry, hopelessness, desperation, rage, deprivation, fear, secrets, threats, heartache, and mind boggling twists. I was definitely on the edge of my seat with this read- scrambling to keep up with what was going on and trying to figure out what would happen before anything was revealed. I failed miserably. I could not have predicted that outcome and am still reeling from that shocking ending!
I am not even going to try to cover what happens in the book, I think you really are best diving in and reading it blind. There is a reason the blurb is a little vague- and you’ll understand once you finish reading the story. This is definitely one of those “what the fu-dge did I just read” kind of books. It definitely isn’t a fluffy, heart-and-flowers read! So be warned. There are confronting situations, brutal scenes, sad and depressing elements that were all wrapped up in an intense and twisted tale of obsession and captivity. The story sucked the life right out of me, completely sucked me dry- BUT I’d do it all over again!!! The story twists and turns, and really kept me guessing as to how it would all play out. Melissa Jane tormented her character/s, put them trough the fires of hell- more than once!! I kept wondering how much more they would have to endure! Pulse pounding reading that’s for sure.
Be warned, this story is not for the feint of heart, it will definitely chew you up and spit you out! Melissa Jane is already on my “Must Read” authors list, and I’m now waiting expectantly for her next book

Thank you, Ms. Jane!

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Neverland by Melissa Jane – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Neverland by Melissa Jane

5-stars

A beautiful yet tragic romance. Lucy has a hard life of abuse and just when she thinks she is out of it, she gets thrown back in. Dominic is obsessed with her and is jealous of people get to close to what is his. I honestly could not put this book down. It was full of heartbreaking events but the authors depiction of the story is magnificent. I was pulled in from the first chapter. There is a good amount of violence and abuse that takes place in the novel so readers who are bothered by that should not read this book.

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Neverland by Melissa Jane – Review by Lisa Boltiador

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Neverland is not an easy story to read. It’s full of torment and sadness and unthinkable acts. This is the dark swirling abyss of the Underworld, the seedy underbelly, the lives of those from broken homes and bad circumstances. Right and wrong have no place here. So much evil in this one book. So much destruction. Tiny moments of hope that only get ripped away. If you are in the mood for mobsters, strippers, thugs, and more, read this. It made me sad and stressed and got my heart pumping.

Reviewed by @lisaboltiador
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Neverland by Melissa Jane – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Ahhh this book!!! I have spent ages trying to decide what to give it as star rating it has me all tied up – on one hand I was totally captivated by it, it was exciting, unpredictable, full of angst but that ending! Oh my gosh what is this author trying to do to me! This really was a brilliantly written story; I honestly could not put it down. The author has this amazing way of grabbing your attention straight away and not letting you out until the end, I was so immersed in the story that I didn’t see the twists and turns coming at all.
I think that this is one of those books that whatever I say will not do the book justice – it has to be read to be understood just how fantastic a read it was. This book should definitely be one-clicked today!!!
After reading two books by this author I cannot wait to read more from her again in the future.

@katiem

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NEVERLAND by Melissa Jane – Review by Sue Kemp

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

NEVERLAND
By Melissa Jane

Neverland is a dark and twisted thriller by Melissa Jane. This is my second book by this author and I am glad I had the opportunity to read this book. I really like the writing style of this author, she gives you everything you could want in a book. This book also deals with some issues from racial and bullying in all forms that we deal with today. So please be aware of this before you start reading it. I don’t read many of this type of story, but I have to say that while its dark and twisted I really did enjoy it. Neverland deals with the life of Lucy who is a beautiful girl with a heart of gold, yet she doesn’t have the perfect life with her family. Her father is an abusive and yet her mother stays and puts up with his treatment. Wanted to grab this woman and save her from him and herself. So, if you want to escape into a world of darkness and suspense this is the book for you.

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Neverland by Melissa Jane ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

521. That, is how many reviews that I currently have on Goodreads right now. So, to say that I have experience writing one is pretty valid. Well, ‘Neverland’ has completely thrown me for a loop. I finished this novel in one sitting a few evenings ago and it has consumed my thoughts since. I still can’t figure out how to do this novel justice with my review. Honestly, I will sincerely do my best, but all I can say for sure is you have to read this one for yourself. Especially, if you are a dark and twisty novel fan like myself. Do not let the warnings get to you. Yes it is a dark book. It is not all flowers and sunshine. Guess what? Life is not flowers and sunshine people! These books that touch us so much are often the ones that are so realistic, because they are relatable. We can see more of ourselves in the characters.

These characters will do just that too. They will suck you in. Every single piece of you. Heart and soul. I was so invested. Every time something happened, good or bad, to the characters I felt it too. My heart broke to a million tiny pieces. Honestly, it still hurts. Especially after that ending. It all makes so much sense now, but I have a feeling this book will stay with me for a long time. Now that I have read ‘Neverland” I have to read another Melissa Jane novel. I have been scouring her works and adding them to by TBR list for days. I do believe that I will start with ‘Little Doll’ next. That one is a part of a series. Thank you so much for this wonderful and mind-blowing novel Melissa Jane. It truly blew me away and left me speechless. This goes on my top ten reads of 2018 list!

Review by @lizaileen
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Neverland by Melissa Jane – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Neverland is a dark 5 star read.
This is a dark read about obsession and could have triggers for some. I highly suggest you take the authors warning into consideration before reading.

We jump from then and now to get the history on how Lucy meets Dominic the first time. Lucy is now working as a dancer in a club and not by choice. Her best friend is getting out and wants her to come with her, but she can’t and she can’t tell her why.
To them, I was the girl with a big red target on my back. And they weren’t wrong.

Dominic was a monster of the worst kind. The things he would do were heartbreaking and hard to read at times. He was obsessed with Lucy and controlled everything about her.

This is between you and me An obsession, a hate, a jealousy. What you give, I so desire. Watch out for me, I’ll set your soul on fire. – Dominic

Romeo was a god send for Lucy growing up, he was always there for her and tried to protect her the best he could. Until the day she disappeared.

I’m still shaken from reading this book, there are so many scenes that had me in tears and my heart breaking for Lucy. The secondary characters added a great element to the story, some I hated and some I loved. The ending left me with a little bit of shock. Melissa Jane does a great job with her writing and I was pulled in right from the beginning. This book is definitely going on my must read for 2018.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Neverland by Melissa Jane – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Neverland by Melissa Jane
Five Stars

Neverland by Melissa Jane is one of those books that leave you with a book hangover long after you finish reading it. I can’t believe all of the emotions I went through while reading this book, I’m heartbroken, with the life Lucy was dealt, but completely blown away by the strength that was packed into this strong female. I’m not sure what else to say about this book without giving away any that makes this book so significant. I will say that you should pay attention to the warning that comes with it, because it definitely could cause triggers. This is the first book I have read by this author, but I look forward to reading more from Melissa Jane in the future. This is one of best and saddest books I have read this year.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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