Neverland by Melissa Jane was a dark, psychological thriller, that had me hooked. This book had me so engrossed, I had it read in less then three hours.
Not my first read by this author, so I knew I was in for something dark, twist and feels ripping. And boy did I get that, and more. I will warn you this book will be triggering if you are sensitive to assault, sexual assault, abusive violence or language. This is not for the faint of heart, and I can tell you there is a very, VERY, bitter-sweet ending, that I still don’t know if I like.
I don’t even know where to start with this one. I don’t want to tell you anything because of the way it’s written, giving you anything on the MC’s, the plot, and the antagonist, no not antagonist, abuser, will ruin this heart destroying read. I will tell you that it’s written in past and present. That back and forth is done very well, and the author does a great job at matching the past and present. Clean transitions, and soil emotional writing, makes the scene swaps all the more chilling and raw.
Lucy, I can’t even think about her right now. I’m mad about her life, how she ended up in that hell, and how it was all for nothing.. I’m mad because Lucy was a strong character and even though broken and at her wits end, she fought, she fought so hard. So yes, I’m mad, but at the same time… I can get into it, because like I said, it’s bitter-sweet.
I wish you could see me shaking my head, because I’m still very emotionally raw about this book. And as much as I wanted to put it down at times, I couldn’t. Because even though it was dark, it showed the evil that is out in this world. As much as this is fiction, this whole scenario, is happening right now, and that’s makes this read all the more heart wrenching and painful.
This book is a must read, and I highly recommend you get your hands on it. Because even though I know Lucy isn’t real, her story needs to be read, it needs to make you mad, angry and hurt. This book will break your rose coloured glasses.
I’m going to leave it at that, and unlike my other reviews I can’t leave my normal ending, because there is nothing happy about this book.
If would excuse me, I need to pick my heart off the floor.
Review by @eawalsh