“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
I don’t quite know how to write this review, but I can easily say that Neverland blew me away. I was hooked from page one and I couldn’t put it down until I’d devoured it. Lucy is one tough cookie who just kept getting kicked in the guts but she’d rise on every occasion showing how strong and resilient she really was. Dominic is a true psychopath who needed a junk punch, hard. I seriously hate him it it’s characters like him that add to a story. And then there’s Romeo. Sweet and loving and Lucy’s guiding light, much to Dom’s disgust. The side characters of Mumma G, Romeo’s ma and pa and those at the club, add to the story without distracting you from the main story. Totally didn’t see that ending coming but it was brilliant and poetic and just perfect.
What an emotional rollercoaster. This book was such a great read, left me thinking about it's characters long after I had finished reading it. Truly gripping, my heart ached for how much trauma Lucy endured. Highly recommended.