*ARC provided by the author in exchange of an honest review*
Author: Audrey Greathouse
Genres: Retellings, Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: February 21st, 2017
Series: The Neverland Wars, #2
Sequel to: The Neverland Wars, #1 (review)
Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain children will join him once they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls are planning an invasion in suburbia to recruit, but in order to deliver their message, they will need the help of an old and dangerous associate—the infamous Pied Piper.
Hunting him down will require a spy in in the real world, and Gwen soon finds herself in charge of locating the Piper and cutting an uncertain deal with him. She isn’t sure if Peter trusts her that much, or if he’s just trying to keep her away from him in Neverland. Are they friends, or just allies? But Peter might not even matter now that she’s nearly home and meeting with Jay again.
The Piper isn’t the only one hiding from the adults’ war on magic though, and when Gwen goes back to reality, she’ll have to confront one of Peter’s oldest friends… and one of his earliest enemies.
As a general rule, when reading a book that is part of either series or trilogy I prefer to express a full opinion only when reaching the very last word of the last book, because I think it all has to be considered in ensemble. Especially if we are considering books with major cliffhangers such as these in The Neverland Wars and its sequel. If I were o be judging a book by its cliffhanger, 1-star reviews would be falling left and right, because they either are frustrating or bad as hell. There are rare instances when I love a good cliffhanger, but only when I have the sequel at hand…
What I will tell you about Piper’s Price is that we moved forward in the story in a so-so-la-la interesting way, but not so much in the character developement department. Considering we are talking Peter Pan, I could overlook that since he’s supposed to be the same for ever and ever, even though the Peter Pan Audrey Greathouse describes isn’t exactly the same Peter Pan anymore. I can also understand Gwen’s conflict, since it’s a very common adolescential dilemma: to stay a carefree child or to let all that behind and shoulder some responsability, becoming an adult.
I’ll be waiting for the next one to express myself in a fully articulate manner.