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The Dark One (Vicious Lost Boys book 2) by Nikki St. Crowe | A Review

I was on a free trial of Scribd and Everand. This particular book popped up and I thought let's do it. So I started listening to this book. I mean I am speechless after listening to it. My mind is in short-circuit mode..LOL!!! I listened to it in November and I am late in writing this review. So, let's explore...

The brief synopsis of this book is that the plot picks up from the ending of the last book (this is the second book in the series of Lost Vicious Boys). Winnie decided to stay in Neverland and the shadow of Pan is missing so everyone is trying to find it and have it for themselves. War is coming and I don't know which war and with whom. the Prince brothers confront their sister and find out some new secrets of hers and how she is the manipulative one. Pan is trying to forge some peace alliance with Captain Hook so he can find his shadow in his lands. Charlotte is after The dark one's heart and she is heartbroken that he is after Winnie's. She started playing her own game.


High Fantasy, RH, Retelling

My Rating

Overall: ★★★★ | 4 Stars

Plot: ★★★★ | 4 Stars

Characters: ★★★★| 5 Stars

Audio: ★★★★ | 4 Stars

Ending: ★★★★ | 4 Stars

Fun: ★★★★ | 4 Stars

Spice Level: 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶   | 5/5 (Scalding Hot)

My Review

I have to say this is much better than the first book. I understand that first books are merely the setting up of the storyline and introductions. so in the second book, the story usually picks up and gets more interesting. There are a few more plotlines explored in this book. There are also new characters introduced like Captain Hook and The infamous Crocodile who is very scary and mean. We also get to know about Charlotte's story that she is Captain Hooks's sister and how she came to be in the possession of Pan and the Lost Boys. There are also chapters with Hook's point of view. There is also a reveal of Winnie's past, that she was in Neverland before, and a little story of her great Grandmother, Wendy Darling. The prince brothers are after their site in this book and in anger she reveals some very important secrets that led to the banishment of the brothers so now they have mixed feelings regarding their sister. In short, it was a captivating audio journey. 

The Best part:

  1. The best part is the intro of all the characters of the Peter Pan fairytale. Love the storyline of Hook and Charlotte. I am guessing in the next book we get to see one from the Crocodile (he is not an actual crocodile). I would love to see his character fold out.
  2. Everyone is a morally grey character. There is no right and wrong. everyone has their own reasons for doing good and bad things.

Best Character

Pan, The Dark One, The Prince brothers, Hook

Worst Character

No one 😋

Do I Recommend it?

ahm!! Yes if you are into dark spicy RH romance. Sure, go for it.

P.S. The book covers of the whole series are just beautiful.