“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m waiting on Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum
* It’s a retelling of Peter Pan with a focus on Hook. Count me in. I love retellings. I feel like I’ve said that a lot lately. There seem to be a lot of retellings coming out lately, which is a good thing, in my opinion. This one sounds really interesting and I have a soft spot for villain back stories. I am pretty excited about this one.
Title: Never Never
Author: Brianna R. Shrum
Published by: Spencer Hill Press; September 22, 2015
James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up.
When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child—at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children’s dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up.
But grow up he does.
And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate.
This story isn’t about Peter Pan; it’s about the boy whose life he stole. It’s about a man in a world that hates men. It’s about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.
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