Review: Book: Sisters of the Neversea- Cynthia L. Smith

Title: Sisters of the Neversea

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Cynthia L. Smith

Publisher: Heartdrum

Genre: Children’s Native American

Page Count: 320 Pages


Author or Book Website: – Cynthia Leitich Smith

Link to Amazon purchase page: Sisters of the Neversea: Smith, Cynthia L: Books

Link to Goodreads: Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

In this modern take of the popular classic Peter Pan, award-winning author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek) brilliantly shifts the focus from the boy who won’t grow up to Native American Lily and English Wendy—stepsisters who must face both dangers and wonders to find their way back to the family they love.

Stepsisters Lily and Wendy embark on a high-flying journey of magic, adventure, and courage—to a fairy-tale island known as Neverland.

Lily and Wendy have been best friends since they became stepsisters. But with their feuding parents planning to spend the summer apart, what will become of their family—and their friendship?

Little do they know that a mysterious boy has been watching them from the oak tree outside their window. A boy who intends to take them away from home for good, to an island of wild animals, Merfolk, Fairies, and kidnapped children.

A boy who calls himself Peter Pan.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I love retelling and how the author puts her own spin on the tale of Peter Pan. It also was nice for me to see a Native American character as a lead and not a secondary. When I was a child I did not see that at all. I love the friendship and sisterhood between Lily and Wendy. This is definitely not the Peter Pan I grew up reading or watching. This is a whole new adventure and I love it.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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