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"Gwen is kidnapped to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain, and bloodthirsty beasts--and she must save their Queen before it's too late"--
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2016
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781481432047
Branch Call Number: YA MAXWELL
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 22 cm


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jcljessicaj May 18, 2020

A dark retelling of Peter Pan that was thrilling from start to finish. This read is a bit out of my comfort zone because I tend to prefer lighter novels, so it took me awhile to get into this one. But once I got going, I couldn't stop. The storytelling is so vivid that I could see the scenes replaying in my mind as I thought about what had happened so far and imagined what was coming next. I think this would be great if it was made into a movie.

Apr 14, 2020

An amazing story about the classic tale of Peter Pan and Captain Hook. The spin on this retelling made me rethink reading the original.

Jul 25, 2018

Gwendolyn has spent her life running. Her mom is convinced that there are monsters after them, so they run. But Gwen had enough of it. After one rebellious move, her and her best friend, Olivia, is getting whisked off to an unknown land by… black creatures? Could the monsters her mom believed in be real? Before she knew it, she arrived at Neverland. Except this isn’t the same fairytale we all grew up on. It was dark and real. When she is forced to choose between a rogue pirate and the story’s sketchy hero, can she make the right decision? The plot thickens and she learns a secret to her past, her future and herself. It’s not just about her survival now, but all of Neverlands. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy fairy tale rewrites since this author did an incredible job at creatively rewriting this story. I would’ve liked a better ending because I craved a more solid conclusion. Questions were left unanswered and this is not a part of a series, so it was a little bit disappointing. Nevertheless, this novel brought me on a magical adventure that I won’t soon forget. Rating: 4/5
- @Iron_Rose of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 10, 2018

Could not "Unhook" myself from the book.
A great read. I like this author's works.

May 27, 2017

Rugged, spirited pirate. Mysterious Pan. Faeries... this was definitely a different and interesting take on Peter Pan, that's for sure. It was slightly predictable at times, but overall an entertaining and enjoyable read.

0Charlie Mar 01, 2017

I am always interested in reading new takes on known works. Unfortunately, I have become rather jaded to the "young teen discovers who they really are (royalty with super powers) and that only they can save the world" stories. There was a lot of stuff to keep straight about who was good, who was being manipulated, who should I love, who had what powers. The result was muddy. The best part of the book was the use of the short story at the start of each chapter and how that ultimately tied into the rest of the book.

Feb 25, 2016

The author was right this by far is not the neverland we all know from others. This book dives more into Fey supernatural abilities then focusing on the story of Peter Pan & Hook. Even though it is completely different it's still a really good read to keep things interesting.


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