Author: Wendy Spinale
Blog is by: Paige Newberry
The Bloodred Queen of Germany bombed England releasing a deadly virus one year ago. People older than teenagers quickly died, along with almost all the females. Gwen, is one of the only kids left in England and she’s growing more worried as her supplies diminish and worse still, she has two siblings to feed. Pete is the leaders lost boys, a group of kids who built an underground city to hide in. They team up to save Gwen’s sister from the marauders, soldiers under the Bloodred Queen’s control who kidnap children to find a cure. Their leader is Captain Hook, son of the Bloodred Queen. Together, Pete and Gwen will either save the world, or die trying.
- Characters: I like the colorful cast of characters in this book. The author really tried to make original characters while honoring the original Peter Pan story. The lost boys especially, they’re all so Different and complex. For example, Jack is a member of the lost boys but, after being captured by Hook it is revealed that he is Hooks little brother. He betrays the lost boys location, but, only to save them, all Hook wants is Gwen, so Jack gives her up. This is a wonderful example of a beautifully complex character.
- Plot: As some of you know, retelling’s of fairy tales holds a special place in my heart. So, I was eager to see this plot, and it did not disappoint. I love the idea of a virus that wiped out the adults leaving only the children. It’s a very unique idea, having no adults to tell you what to do or not to do. It leaves the children with a huge decision, whether to do whatever they want or try and develop a government, rules and justice
- Developing the Cure: Did the virus spare all the geniuses? It sure looks like it. I mean come on, I like Doc but, seriously how many kid geniuses are out there really? It was way more likely for the Mom to have developed a cure instead of a teenage doctor.
This book was pretty good, not great, but good. A nice little read with enough good characters a thrilling plot to draw you in, thus, I give this book four emoji stars out of six:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️