Unhooked

Unhooked

Book - 2016
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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
1481432044
Branch Call Number: YA MAXWELL
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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Squid_1
Apr 10, 2018

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

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bonjbothe3rd
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.

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tink05
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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