Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (28) The Stars Turned Away

Waiting on Wednesday (28)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're excited about.

This week I'm waiting on...

Title: The Stars Turned Away
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Pages: 352
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 2, 2016

From “talented wordsmith” (Publishers Weekly) Lisa Maxwell comes a lush, atmospheric fantasy novel filled with twists and turns about a girl who is kidnapped and brought to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain, and bloodthirsty beasts.

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home. Her mother believes they are being hunted by brutal monsters, and those delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. Gwen’s only saving grace is that her best friend, Olivia, is with her for the summer.

But shortly after their arrival, the girls are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and dragged to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey. And Gwen begins to realize that maybe her mother isn’t so crazy after all…

Gwen discovers that this new world she inhabits is called Neverland, but it’s nothing like the Neverland you’ve heard about in stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through your fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and tries to find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.

Caught in the ultimate battle between good and evil, with time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to finally face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But can she save Neverland without losing herself?

I'm such a sucker for retellings.  And this one just looks so much darker than a lot of other Peter Pan retellings I've seen.  What are you waiting on?


  1. Ooh this has me intrigued... I haven't read any Peter Pan retellings but like you I'm a suck for any kind of retelling (the darker the better!) so this is definitely going on my TBR now. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  3. This sounds SO GOOD! Plus, I love a dark a captivating pirate. This sounds really dark and fun, too. Great pick!

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  4. Love this, great pick!
    Have an amazing Wednesday!

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  5. This one sounds interesting. I just recently read NEVER NEVER by Brianna Shrum which is a book about Peter Pan from Captain Hook's point of view. I think it is YA? Maybe you should check that one out too. Have a great week!


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