Friday, October 16, 2015

Fantastical Tale! Wendy Darling: Stars by Colleen Oakes

  • ISBN-10: 1940716950
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940716954

From Goodreads:

Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London, as well as a budding romance with Booth, the neighborhood bookseller’s son. But while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan comes to the Darling children’s nursery and—dazzled by this flying boy with god-like powers—they follow him out of the window and straight on to morning, to Neverland, a intoxicating island of feral freedom.

As time passes in Neverland, Wendy realizes that this Lost Boy’s paradise of turquoise seas, mermaids, and pirates holds terrible secrets rooted in blood and greed. As Peter’s grasp on her heart tightens, she struggles to remember where she came from—and begins to suspect that this island of dreams, and the boy who desires her—have the potential to transform into an everlasting nightmare.

Wendy Darling: A Novel by Colleen Oakes is the first volume in the new series. It is a unique and interesting re-telling of the classic Peter Pan story! 

It is a fantastical tale that is full of magic, plenty of action and suspense, a bit of romance along with some mystery as well. The story takes some rather unexpected events that will most definitely keep you on the edge of your seat.  

Please note though, there are some  dark aspects of this re-telling so it is not for children. I would rate it for ages teens and up.

4 Stars

Thanks to Spark Press and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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