Tink is hopelessly smitten with Peter, the leader of the Lost Boys who'd mysteriously arrived at Neverland two years ago. Unfortunately, Peter is tired of the adventure and especially tired of dodging Captain Hook who is after his head. He just wants to go back to New York City and live his life as a normal fifteen-year-old.
Tink is the only one who can help Peter return, but it breaks her heart to do it. She just wants to make him happy, so she does the unthinkable and betrays the fairy king. Now her heart is filled with remorse. Should she go after Peter? Should she follow him to his New York?
I was a weird child, I used to watch the Disney movie 'Peter Pan' at least twice a day until I was like eleven, so whenever I hear about a book which is a different retelling of the story I am so excited to read it. When I saw Love, Tink on NetGalley I just knew that I was going to love it, I was so right. I think that if I'd read it as a series of novellas I wouldn't have loved it, but reading it as a full novel was great.
What I really liked about this book was the mixture of the New York setting with the Neverland setting, I liked that Tinkerbell and Jangle came into this brand new world and had to get their head around technology and cars and money - it made for some really funny moments, as did the fairies in school. I'm suspending disbelief a little bit at some things, such as the fact that the first guy they meet just happens to go to the same school as Peter. I mean, I have never been to new York, but I imagine that there are a lot of schools. As well as this, sometimes Tink and Jangle used phrases in Neverland that seemed almost like slang, then they barely understand anything that anyone is saying when they reach New York. Then again, this is a fun fantasy read and isn't meant to be taken all that seriously.
I am so glad that Wendy was kind of a bad guy in this book - she's the annoying, clingy girlfriend that views anyone and everyone as competition. I always thought she was such a weak and annoying character anyway, compared to the spunky Tinkerbell. Peter was the witty and clever leader we all know in the first few scenes, but after he returns to New York we get to see him as a normal teenage boy, which was awesome as well. I loved Jangle, Tinks fairy best friend who sometimes seems a bit harsh but just says everything that Tinkerbell needs to hear. More than anyone, I loved Tinkerbell - she is loyal, brave and hung up on a boy, making her a fantasy heroine as well as a relateable character for any girl.
If you liked Disney's Peter Pan and Disney's Enchanted, or if you enjoy fairytale like fantasy reads with tough characters, you really should read the Love, Tink collection. Some of the novellas leave off at awkward points and some are a little short so I recommend you read the whole collection together. Honestly though, this is such a fun read which took me back to Neverland, my favorite fantasy world ever.
Overall Rating: A-
Book released 10th July 2013 by
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review (NetGalley)