This was dark and twisted, with aspects of the Peter Pan folklore I loved and perspectives I could appreciate. Tiger Lily is cold and confused, as well as seen as cursed.
The author made a great effort in this narrative, from the perspective of Tink, but it also leaves a lot to be desired.
No magic? No flying? What's the point? And while the build up was great, with all these mysterious connections to the sadistic and murderous Mr. Smee (Smee, what about me?), it's a total cock-tease.
It's not that I wanted a happy ending, which it is not (more a bittersweet one), I just wanted a finish equal to that of the build up.
So many amazing details relevant to the original story, but not enough love given to those details. I still enjoyed it though. Tiger Lily is badass!