Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Nev...


Details Tiger Lily

TitleTiger Lily
Author
Release DateJul 3rd, 2012
PublisherHarperTeen
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Romance, Fairy Tales
Rating

Reviews Tiger Lily

  • Emily May
    2012-03-11
    Edit 04/04/2013: I read this almost a year ago now and it still haunts me in the best possible way. So I just wanted to share this song with you because it reminds me of this book so much.............................................................................. "Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories. Like we may as well just be words on a page, because we're only what we've done and what we are going to do." Everything about the ap...
  • Wendy Darling
    2011-12-17
    I DO NOT APPROVE OF THIS INTERPRETATION OF MY CHARACTER. But character assassination aside, this was beautifully, intelligently written, and rather splendid in its savagery.
  • Katerina
    2016-08-08
    “Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you've ever heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn't win. In some places, there is something ultimately good about endings. In Neverland, that is not the case.” My body is not enough to contain the largeness of Tiger Lily's beauty.This is a book of fiction, but not like any I've ever read. It was enthralling in its ...
  • Chantal (Every Word A Doorway)
    2014-10-01
    Once in a while you read a book that is different from all the others. It hooks itself into your heart and doesn’t let you go until you turn the last page. And when it is done, you realize that it has left a gaping hole inside of you. For me, Tiger Lily was that book. I knew how it would end, thought I was prepared, but somehow I still wasn’t. This novel is beautiful, charming and tragic all at the same time. The story was utterly captivating...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    2016-04-04
    Find me on Instagram & Twitter! ❝I could hear the quiet in Tiger Lily’s heart. I had never heard it so soft, so at peace, as I did that evening, as she sat with Peter and watched those horses, and dreamed for a moment that she would never have to lose him, or herself.❞ Rating: ★ ★ ★ Tiger Lily was my first Peter Pan retelling and although it wasn't as great as I was hoping it would be, I still enjoyed some parts here and there.The p...
  • Nastassja
    2017-04-16
    “Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you’ve heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn’t win. In some places, there is something ultimately good about endings. In Neverland, that is not the case.” This story turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me! I must confess I am not a fan of Peter Pan, and all retellings I’ve read never left me with th...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2018-03-18
    3.5 STARS. I really wanted to love this as much as the majority out there, and it was wholly entertaining with portions of compulsive narration, but I think my expectations were blown too far up by the hype surrounding this one. Props though, for a book to be this old and still have hype surrounding it-color me impressed! Full review to come. Buddy read with Wren and Mary!
  • brekkersbutt
    2017-07-19
    "but you loved me?""maybe i just loved some of you."interrogator: say itme [tied to a chair]: i'm not saying shitinterrogator: *smacks me* say every peter pan movie remake, including the one disney made, is better than this book. SAY ITme: *spits on their face* fuck you• • •i guess my kink is me underestimating the potential of a book and ultimately ending up completely wrong. so kinky.see, i grew up with the story of peter pan and i've nev...
  • Julianna Helms
    2011-11-29
    **Thank you, THANK YOU, HarperTeen, for giving me this ARC.
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    2014-12-17
    Reread 07/17 : I really don't know why I did this to myself. Perhaps because it's beautiful? Sigh. So beautiful.I've finished Tiger Lily 24 hours ago and spent the day reliving some parts and thinking about it, my heart fluttering and suddenly missing a beat when I let my mind drift into Neverland. Here's is why.The story is told in Tinker Bell's POV. Who's mute. Oh, and who can read your thoughts. I knew fairies were such dangerous creatures. Al...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    2016-04-21
    This book is an absolutely magical re-telling of the story of Tiger Lily from Peter Pan. The narrator is the fairy, Tinker Bell.I've always had a soft place in my heart for J. M.Barrie's masterwork. Who among us hasn't wanted to go to a place where you could remain young forever and never grow up?Jodi Lynn Anderson writes that "never aging" magic of Neverland quite well: "Englanders had come to Neverland before. ... The Englanders had the aging d...
  • Elena
    2014-12-18
    I CAN'T HANDLE THIS RIGHT NOW_____________________________''This is a love story, but not like any you've heard.''Yup. Tinker Bell didn't lie at all! Going into this book I knew that it will be a tragic story. I was prepared. But somehow I still wasn't.Tiger Lily is a Peter Pan retelling, which focuses on Tiger Lily's and Peter Pan's love story. Also, it is written from Tinker Bell's point of view.I mean: HOW COOL IS THAT?! I have to warn you guy...
  • Krys
    2011-12-20
    Tiger Lily is a much anticipated young adult release coming out by NYT bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson. I had not heard of it until a copy showed up in my ARCs from Harpercollins. However, the premise immediately intrigued me - a retelling of Peter Pan focusing on Tiger Lily of the Indian tribe? Yes! And with one fell swoop it was placed in the priority pile. Today finally afforded me the chance and, what's more important, the mood to read ...
  • Crowinator
    2012-02-27
    **No spoilers for plot, though I've gone and discussed the tone of the ending, which might be considered a spoiler to some.**"Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you've heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn't win. In some places, there is something ultimately good about endings. In Neverland, that is not the case."This is the story of the thorny romance be...
  • Natalie Monroe
    2016-09-25
    4.25 stars "Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you've heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent." This little book is wise beyond its years.I don't mean that it's edgy or tries to smash boxes like postmodern fiction. It is what it is, a retelling of Peter Pan. Namely, the story of Tiger Lily and Neverland before the arrival of Wendy Darling. It's wise because of the themes it weaves through the ...
  • Mimi Valentine
    2012-02-23
    "Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you've heard. The boy and girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn't win. In some places, there is something ultimately good about endings. In Neverland, that is not the case..." -Tinker BellI grew up loving Disney's version of Peter Pan, wishing I could move to Neverland and never grow old. But this book only makes me love it infinitely MORE! T...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    2018-03-21
    Actual Rating: 2.5 StarsAlright. So I said I was going to review this book. I posted the infamous "RTC." but I am thinking honestly it might be a waste of time to do a full blown review in this case.I liked this book, but here I am barely a week out & already it's fading from my memory in a big way. I appreciate what was attempted here. A story about Tiger Lily's history with Peter Pan told through the eyes of Tinker Bell. It didn't shy away from...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    2015-11-20
    4.5 -speaking about half stars, uh, Goodreads?"For three days, she kept on studying the horizon, even speaking to it, as if a ship that had already disappeared could hear her."Choose me."And Peter did choose."This is the story of a girl with crow feathers in her hair and too greedy a heart to be content with just the shreds of a love that could have been. This is the story of a creature so fierce that someone who loved her exactly as she was said...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    2012-07-10
    Before. This is the before. Before the infamous Wendy, there was Tiger Lily. This is her story.3.5 stars. Expect the unexpected. This is not Peter Pan as you know it. This is Tiger Lily as seen through the eyes of Tinker Bell. At first, I wasn't sure what to make of a story being told about one person while using the voice of another person (okay, little flying pixie bug thingamajig). It took me several chapters to warm up to the style of writing...
  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    2015-05-23
    4.5 starsThis was a birthday gift from my lovely Simona! ♡ This is a love story, but not like any you've ever heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn't win. Tiger Lily is a brilliantly imagined alternative twist to the Peter Pan tale. The novel takes you on a dazzling journey of friendship, captivating first love, and to the pits of writhing jealousy and hollowing loneliness. Imagine my pleasant su...
  • Julia
    2016-08-26
    The only word that perfectly describes Tiger Lily is a Russian word toska. “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for some...
  • Keertana
    2012-07-06
    4.5/5 Stars If you’ve ever wanted to visit Neverland, all you’d have to do is pick up a copy of Tiger Lily and immerse yourself in the rich world of pirates, natives, faeries, and the lost boys that Anderson has created so vividly. In many ways, reading Tiger Lily is much like being sprinkled with faerie dust yourself – magical, unbelievable, and emotionally touching. I’ll admit that I only picked up this novel because of its beautifu...
  • Hershey
    2013-06-16
    “Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories. Like we may as well just be words on a page, because we're only what we've done and what we are going to do.” What can I say about this book? I am staring at my laptop screen thinking of how to put the various jumbled thoughts of mine into comprehensible words. Let me first tell you how I felt after reading Tiger Lily.1) I wanted to go to Neverland.2) I wanted to cuddle and treasure Tinker B...
  • Lauren
    2017-01-02
    “Still, the longer I was around her, the more I could see the colors of her mind and the recesses of her heart. There was a beast in there. But there was also a girl who was afraid of being a beast, and who wondered if other people had beasts in their hearts too. There was strength, and there was also just the determination to look strong. She guarded herself like a secret.” I'm speechless...I can't even comprehend it. Before you skip this re...
  • Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
    2013-12-30
    “Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you’ve ever heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn’t win.”My heart is literally aching for Tiger Lily. This story will surely hunt me forever. Never thought this book will bring me to tears but it did. This is just too much.. too much :( Tiger Lily is beautifully written, heartbreaking and romantic all at the sam...
  • C.G. Drews
    2014-04-24
    So, as you know, I’m still (after all this time, always ) in love with Peter Pan. NATURALLY I knew I’d love this book. IT’S ABOUT PETER BLESS HIM PAN after all. And also my friend Zoe @ Infinite Readsforced-me-by-knife-point-to-read-it-or-else (and she’s awesome, so why not?!). Did I like it? Um, let me think about this…HECK YEAH. Of course, as you’ll notice, it’s lacking a star…so let’s jump right in and talk about the luuuu...
  • NotoriousGOT
    2012-04-26
    When I first saw Tiger Lily hidden among all the other Harper Teen galleys, I was like, "Oh what the shit is this? A retelling of Peter Pan? NOOO!!!". Then I picked it up and read the back summary and thought, "Nooo!!! It's a love triangle with Peter, Tiger Lily and Wendy? NOOOOOO!!!" Then I actually started reading the book and I realized "Holy $%@&! This is really amazing and not at all what I expected." And thus began my relationship with Tige...
  • Poonam
    2017-10-31
    Buddy Read with Murugesh.This was one of those buddy reads where we didn't feel the same about the book. On one hand I really liked the atmosphere, the setting and the flow of the story but on the other hand my friend was unable to connect with any of the characters in the book and that was one of the biggest problems he had with this story. So this has been an interesting buddy read as we both had different thoughts on the same story and it was ...
  • Jean
    2012-08-31
    This was a difficult book for me. I've been fascinated by Tiger Lily, as a character, since youth, and the idea of a book based from her point of view? Fantastic! But the book itself is a mixed bag. You know the expression, 'Too many chefs ruin the soup?' Too many ingredients can as well, as this book shows off too well.When you begin to realize that it's gimmick layered upon gimmick... Well, I came to terms with it, but that's when I started to ...