M Barrie Really looking forward to the next chapter I actually liked this offering better than the first book in this series, Peter and the Starcatchers The pirate, Black Stache returns with his new moniker, Captain Hook Slank returns to Mollusk Island searching for starstuff with the villainous Lord Ombra and the adventure continues when Peter learns Molly and her family are in danger Failing to locate the coveted starstuff on the island, Lord Ombra sets sail for England with two stowaways Peter and Tinker Bell, who hide themselves on his ship Once in England, Peter has no end of trials and tribulations in his attempts to locate and warn the Aster family There are many page turning kidnappings and rescues, as well as troublesome mishaps which make it difficult to set this book aside As a fan of the original, I deeply appreciated guest appearances by James Barrie and George Darling I could quibble about a few things Louise Aster could have dismissed Jenny from employment I think the natives would have missed the Lost Boys after a few days and searched for them but, all in all, I found this to be an enjoyable and suspenseful read Four stars for this imaginative story Sort of a modern adaptation of the classic Peter Pan, this book is the second in the series, wonderfully written and telling the story of a boy called Peter and his best friend, Tinker Bell, as they go through numerous adventures.
Gosh this series is excellent
My Thoughts 5 out of 5 Unicorns I loved it Borrowed the audiobook CD s from the libraryThe cover is definitely reminds you of Peter Pan with the flying out the window scene I really like this series and so does my son I know the library has the first 4 books in audio, so we will be borrowing them all to listen in the car This is such a fun series with tons of adventure My son and I love listening to it in the car before and after school If I could nail my son down longer than this, we would listen to of it each day but sadly I just don t have the time This is a long book with 9 CDs to listen to I loved the whole thing Peter is very courageous, but he tends to cause much trouble like any normal boy Tink is a spit fire, and it is always humorous to listen to Peter s translations of what she says to everyone Of course, boys are in the story though they do not play as big of a part in this story as well as the Mullosk people Molly is a major part of the story again, and she is just as brave as the last story though she definitely has some girl fits of temper in this story I love how well the story is told by the authors Their descriptions make the story easy to relate to, and I got pulled right into it.
I highly recommend this series to adventuresome kids who would love a good story related to Peter Pan, but it is so unique and wonderful to listen or read I have already recommended it to several students in the high school when the topic of Peter Pan came up during spirit week for fairy tale day Well time to find something new In This Riveting And Adventure Packed Follow Up To The Award Winning New York Times Bestseller Peter And The Starcatchers, Peter Leaves The Relative Safety Of Mollusk Island Along With His Trusted Companion, Tinker Bell For The Dark And Dangerous Streets Of London On A Difficult Journey Across The Sea, He And Tink Discover The Mysterious And Deadly Lord Ombra, Who Is Intent On Recovering The Missing Starstuff Celestial Dust That Contains Unimagined Powers In London, Peter Attempts To Track Down The Indomitable Molly, Hoping That Together They Can Combat Ombra S Determined Forces But London Is Not Mollusk Island Peter Is Not The Boy He Used To Be And Lord Ombra The Shadow Master Is Unlike Anything Peter, Or The World, Has Ever SeenDave Barry And Ridley Pearson Have Done It Again Written A Compulsively Readable, Magical, Impossible To Put Down Tale That Will Delight Readers Of All Ages This book wasn t fun like the first one, at least not on that same level I didn t fall off the couch laughing or get funny looks as I chuckled to myself in the breakroom But this book was better than the original in some ways Better story, tension, some unexpected emotions, fewer seemingly annoying villain POV scenes at least in the second half of the book Although I don t know that that counts because the villain POV scenes in both books are well written and rather entertaining OTHER HAPPY THOUGHTS The authors did a great job with Tink She s not as annoying and stuck up as she is in the original, but she s still very true to character.
They met a Darling Made me happy But Peter bumped into a random guy named James Barrie Made me happy And Mr Barrie directed Peter second to the right and straight on til which was the absolute best part of the book So much happy.
For a seemingly cheap fantasy cash grab of a prequel, this story does an amazing job of establishing setting I don t know that I ve ever felt like I was in London like I did while Peter was trekking through it.
OTHER SAD THOUGHTS Okay, so does everyone have to be jealous of everyone I get it that Tink is jealous of every girl ever it couldn t be any other way but teacher is also jealous of someone at one point and so is Molly, and George, and even Peter Could we all just not fall in love while we re still kids On the other hand, A for writing a really convincing awkward fourteen year old in George Nailed it Nerd I d have liked to have seen some different personalities from the various villains Hook is Slank is Nerezza I thought Ombra would be different, but he wasn t really I wanted him to be creepy and ominous and near silent but he ended up barking orders at everyone just like the rest of them Some varied villains could have taken this book to the next level.
As it was though, I really enjoyed this read Sped through it in a day No regrets Can t wait to get to the rest of the series.
This series is absolutely charming It s just the right amount of faithful to the original story and just the right amount original It also doesn t belittle its readers for being young which I absolutely love Nothing drives me crazy than a book assuming the reader is unintelligent This book is also setting up important building blocks to get to the story we all know and love, introducing George Darling, insinuating that perhaps Molly will be Wendy Darling s mother and that there s a future generation to come.
I m interested to see how things will develop with the Lost Boys on the island, seeing as they should be aging Peter seems to be having ease with realizing, Oh, man Everyone else is aging but me It s a sobering thing for any immortal to come to terms with, let alone someone who s still a child in mind and body.
I thought the book s concept for Lord Ombra, the villain, was pretty awesome to be honest There may be nothing to fear but fear itself, but I feel like a living shadow should get an honorable mention You knew from the title of the book what his skill set was going to be I loved that he was ghost than human, though I have a thousand questions as to how someone gets that way Corrupted starstuff perhaps I m interested to see if we ever see like him, though that might get to be a bit repetitive if we do Still, Lord Ombra was a great villain.
Also, props to the book for coming full circle at the end That was a great return to normality chapter.
Ultimately, I don t think you can get away with not reading the previous book before reading this one since they make a lot of references to it However, it s totally worth reading, so I recommend it.
A fun addition to the first one I like that they threw the original author J.
M Barrie in there, like a cameo I think I enjoyed this one a little than the first one Maybe it s because I knew the characters a little better, or maybe it s because Peter is a bit mischievous and playful as we know him to be, or because we get to know Tinker Bell better and see her relationship with Peter Regardless it s another quick read about a fun twist on a classic story I do wish there had been with Captain Hook Although the last page totally had me giggling haha D.