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No Rules.
No Adults.
No Way Out.

Welcome to the Darkwoods.

Deep in a mystical wood, four clans of boys live in treehouses, their story lost in time and their pasts buried with it. The forest is split by a crocodile-infested river, overgrown with giant trees and woven with dark secrets.

Leonardo is a member of Raven Clan, the boldest and fiercest of the four clans, led by his ru
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Paperback, 407 pages
Published May 11th 2019 by Riley Quinn
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Olivia (LivTheBookNerd)
May 5, 2019: DNF’d at page 120. I couldn’t bring myself to care about anything that was happening. It was very 2-D and boring. Not my cup of tea.

I really tried with this book. I really did. However, I just was not enjoying it at all. I DNF'd it around 120 pages in, but absolutely nothing happened in it. I was just really bored. I really love my fantasy novels to be action driven and this just wasn't. I was bored with the characters, I didn't care about the actual conflict (was there a conflict)
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Esther Rabbit
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting premise. A world of adventure and conflict in a dark epic fantasy novel. Very much enjoyed the wordbuilding and character development. Would recommend it to YA and NA readers with an appetite for survival stories with a strong sense of brotherhood.
Laura
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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+Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Riley!

THE WORLD: We are in a dream-like setting, a fantasy world, Neverland? In this version of Neverland Lost Boys appear out of nowhere. When they get there they don't remember anything about their lives, not even their names so the group of boys who found them must name them. Now, because there are so many boys scattered around they form clans. For example, we have the Fox Clan, the Hawk Clan, the Raven Clan, etc. They all live
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Chance Hansen
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Wow. Just Wow! A very impressive debut! I have a lot to talk about with this book!

Cover
The cover along is fascinating and a amazing. I can't get over how crisp and how many layers this cover has.
The cover actually translates differently from paperback to digital in a way I've never seen before.
(Paperback) Up close the boys face and shirt actually have visible features you can't see from a distance. For how dark the cover is I can't get over the detail and dimension you can see. It should look
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Amy Lou
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I've had quite a while to mull over my thoughts on this book, as it's been a solid month since I finished it. The problem with this book is mainly the pacing; it was incredibly slow and too drawn out for the first third to half of the book, the middle was relatively well paced, and then the last third of the book was way too short with an awkward ending. It is definitely clear that this is meant to be the first of a series, but I'm not entirely sure whether the author will continue writing the s ...more
Tina M
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC in e-book form in exchange for an honest review. Thanks, Riley!

The world-building in this story was wonderful, and I enjoyed the quality of the writing. I thought things were well-paced, and the action picked up so nicely in the last 100 pages or so that made it difficult to put down. There were a lot of characters in this book, which made it hard to keep track at times, but the personalities of the boys shone through, and I enjoyed the main character, Leonardo.

The title immed
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Skylar Boissonnault
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just wow!!! I haven’t read a book this amazing in forever! I picked it up and couldn’t stop reading. It kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what the next adventure was going to be! Each character was amazingly written, each individually toying with exquisite emotions and working their way to your heart, making you love some and detest others. I became so immersed in the book that it felt like I was really there with the rest of the Lost Boys in the Darkwoods. Definitely worth the read ...more
Quintessence Henley
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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sarah
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is great! Found the first few chapter took a bit of focus to try and get a sense of the characters but by chapter 5 I was completely hooked and could hardly put it down. What I loved most about the book is I couldn’t seem to predict the next big thing and that’s what made it so great! I was at the edge of my seat and already a 1/4 of the way through the next book in the trilogy!
Wes Choc
Jun 04, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Just didn’t like it. Not my style.
Kat(her)ine
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely adored this retelling. The writing and world building is fantastic and I cannot wait to continue the adventure!!
Andrea Pinto
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I find this book really very immersive, engaging, well written. I'm reading it with interest and recommend it to lovers of the genre. ...more
Andrew A.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was so good! Maybe the best debut novel I’ve ever read! Great job Riley Quinn!!
Kory Kopf
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well written, great character and setting development. Enjoyed the rising action and am currently reading novel 2 of the trilogy.
Kira Nilson
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Incredibly well written! Extremely captivating, could not put it down!
Anarcha Moon
Jun 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really didn’t think I would like this book a lot. It was kinda slow at the beginning but it really picked up and created an amazing world.
Daniella
Jul 22, 2022 rated it liked it
I bought this book for a reason. It has literally nothing to do with the story, the cover, the genre. I really didn’t entirely care…. I bought this book, eagerly, because Riley Quinn grew up about fifteen minutes away from where I grew up and we attended rival high schools (albeit, not in the same decade) and I wanted to support a local author.

When he told me what the premise of the novel was, because I bought it from him in person, I was certainly intrigued: a novel combining Peter Pan and The
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