Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
by Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: February 2, 2016
For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.
But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.
The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.
With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?
A Peter Pan retelling? Yes please! Recently I’ve been pretty much obsessed with all the retellings that have hit the shelves. I am absolutely fascinated with the way authors manage to take a well-known story, put their spin on it, and give us a brand new story to love. This retelling seems to put a much darker twisted spin on the original Peter Pan story and I am super intrigued by it. Lisa Maxwell is a new to me author and I am super excited to get my hands on a copy of this book. This is a fantasy novel set in Neverland and I am beyond ready to join Gwen on her adventure!
What book are you most excited about this week?