BEFORE the movie comes out (YES, THE MOVIE COMES OUT with Asa Butterfield and Eva Green), here’s to my very very short review of the first book of the trilogy(?).
It’s peter pan slash x-men slash horror movie gone wrong.
It’s not scary. You want it to be scary? I’m sorry, this is not it. Definitely not this. But what I love about it is the adventure. Yakob (I like how it sounds when I say it!) is in it for sure and I’m ultimately jealous.
I’m curious about the pictures too. They are peculiar, horrific and strange. You see, the pictures don’t reflect the attitudes of the children. Their portraits are scary as hell but when you read about them, they are all adorable little kids. Like Peter pan’s lost boys. Maybe because it’s an introductory story, we don’t truly experience what the children are capable of. They have their quirks and super powers.
Let’s not forget to mention the misplaced love story. I dig it actually, the poor, so poor ‘forever’ little girl Emma, ‘forever’ waiting for this person who was never coming back, who already became a father and then a grandfather and ultimately who died. But the circle completes actually with (yes, this is the misplaced part) Yakob. :O
As the adventure is yet to come, I’m putting 3 stars of it. I truly hope that the 2nd book is better than this.