I had such high expectations... and this book just crashed right through all of them. I had real problems following the timeline. Things just kept happening without pauses, moments for the characters to sleep or eat or drink or do anything else that humans physically need to do to stay... I had such high expectations... and this book just crashed right through all of them. I had real problems following the timeline. Things just kept happening without pauses, moments for the characters to sleep or eat or drink or do anything else that humans physically need to do to stay alive. I have to admit I kind of lost interest after 20 or so pages so I may have missed something but I can only recall one mention of it being night (and that can't be right because the characters travel so much, I'd say at least a week has to pass between the first page and the last, likely more). The relationships felt incredibly forced. Characters are forced together and apart, relationships mend and break when the characters weren't even together (like Gwen and her sister). Gwen and Pete were the worst in that department, of course they had to fall in love in the little time they actually spend together and I absolutely do not understand why. Gwen distrusted and disliked him at first and then she just didn't. There was no character development in either of them, no talk that would have given Gwen a reason to change her mind. Also, Pete immediately thinking about Gwen maybe being the last fertile (and immune) female on earth?! WTF? He has the lost kids to keep alive, so it's not like he's lonely or doesn't know what the disease does to those who aren't immune (and who says Gwen's children would be?). He also doesn't know what the rest of the world looks like. So why would his brain immediately think of her having to reproduce?! They're teenagers for heaven's sake! I also really disliked the way Pete acted around Gwen. He even told her at one point that she's strong and not a damsel in distress and yet he kept acting like she was and belittling her and girls in general. Sexist much? Captain Hook was also plain weird. His personality changed constantly and his only moment of character development is immediately forgotten and never mentioned again. So whiny, too! At one point I seriously considered just not reading his point of view. The only reason for him even having a POV is because otherwise the reader would've been completely at a loss about what even is going on in Everland (did that just cover London or more? I can't remember). Although Hook didn't seem to know that much either. This book could have been so much better and that makes me really sad. Because there are books that are just bad, that just don't work, where the idea sucks or the characters are awful or the setting doesn't fit. This is not one of those books. I am convinced that this book could have actually been great but like this is just isn't.