Monday, January 17, 2011

Another Pan; Daniel & Dina Nayeri



  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Candlewick (September 14, 2010)


A darkness continues to haunt the Marlowe School, and this time, someone is plotting payback. Wendy Darling, a headstrong junior, and her brother, John, a thirteen-year-old genius with a chip on his shoulder, struggle with being from the poorest family at the posh New York academy, where their father is a professor of ancient civilizations. Wendy’s new boyfriend, socialite golden-boy Connor Wirth, offers a solid step up in popularity, yet ambitious Wendy and John still find themselves longing for something more. When the Book of Gates, a mysterious tome of fabled origins, appears at Marlowe along with Peter, a dashing new resident adviser with a murky past, the Darlings are swept into a captivating world of “Lost Boys,” old-world secrets, and forbidden places. The book opens the door to a hidden labyrinthine underworld where Egyptian myths long thought impossible become frighteningly real. Suddenly, Peter, Wendy, and John find themselves captive in the lair of an age-old darkness, trying to escape the clutches of an ancient and beautiful child-thief who refuses to let go.

My Review

 I don't think they really needed to have the Peter Pan aspect to make this a good book. They story was unique enough and I probably would have liked it a bit more. The idea and plot of the book is what drew me in. The characters were not to my liking. Peter was not what I would have ever thought him to be like. I mean I get the whole need to stay young but my goodness he was a selfish jerk. Wendy was a weak-minded ninny. Sorry but Wendy's character was the worst in my eyes. She didn't seem to have the strength that I have always have seen and read before about her. Tina's Character was a fun one. I think the hit her character dead on.

   All in all this was a decent read, the plot is what made the book, not so much the characters. I know this is a really short review but this is pretty much what I thought of it.

You can learn more about Daniel & Dine Nayeri here

They have also written Another Faust.



Tina said...

Your mini-review said it all..:D

I wasnt a fan of the first novel and prob wont read this one, I think these authors are just not for me but thanks for the review!!

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I enjoyed this one more than the first book, but I'll agree that Wendy was a bit weak. Nice honest review :)

GMR said...

Oh bother. I was afraid of that. Had similiar issues with their first book. I wanted to like it so much but the constant POV changes and dropped connections just didn't quite live up to what I had hoped; still good overall, just not great. Shall leave it on my Wish List for now though...still curious enough about it to warrant a read. Thanks for sharing...and happier reading next time!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Hmm... don't think this one is for me as I like a strong Wendy. Thanks for the great review.

Blodeuedd said...

Dunno about this one, I do want to like the characters I am reading about. And they so not sound likeable

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I haven't read these - not sure why - but enjoyed your review!

Jennifer said...

The length of the review doesn't matter in my eyes. You shared what you honestly thought and that's the point. It is bothersome when the plot of a book is really good and the characters are kinda flat. Have you read Another Faust? Kinda curious about that one.

Jenny N. said...

Haven't read this yet but I still want to try the series myself.

Juju at Tales of said...

Bummer about Wendy. I've always seen her as rather tough too ;)