Tween-friendly adaptation is darker than the first.
<I>City of Bones</I> sequel is a whole lot gorier.
Some 20 years have passed since the events chronicled in
Peter Pan. The Lost Boys have grown up, little Michael has
been killed in WWI, and the rest have careers and families. But
dreams are leaking out of the Neverland, disturbing their sleep,
and leaving all-too-real souvenirs. Gathering together with
Wendy, they decide they must become children again and fly back
to Neverland to find out what's wrong.
Once there they discover a land that is deteriorating, but
they forget their mission. Finding the derelict "Jolly Roger" and
a treasure map on board, they join Peter on an expedition to find
Hook's treasure. They are joined by the mysterious Ravello, a
circus-master, who becomes Peter's butler. But in Neverland,
adults can only mean trouble.
Before Camelot, before Excalibur and the Round Table, and
Lancelot and Guinevere, there was a boy who would one day be the
legendary King Arthur.
He grows up a foster child in the castle of Sir Ector. He and
his foster brother, Kay, roam the fields and forests of Dark-Age
Britain, train to be knights, and are taught by an old magician
named Merlin. To educate young Arthur (called Wart), Merlin
transforms him into a variety of animals and Wart learns valuable
life lessons from each.
Dragon fantasy falls flat, but kids won't care.
Author says she cried when she completed the final chapter of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
Boring vampire blood bath isn't for kids.
Female superhero can't save this '80s clunker.
Tween brew: Witchy fun, a pinch of fright.
Magic-filled fantasy adventure for tweens and up.