Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #68: Wendy Darling by Colleen Oakes

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is:

Wendy Darling
by Colleen Oakes
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
From the Best-Selling Author of Queen of Hearts comes a dark and mesmerizing twist on the beloved Children's Classic, Peter Pan.

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.
In case you haven't noticed, I've become a bit obsessed with Peter Pan retellings lately. Honestly, it's probably unhealthy. Luckily, new retellings keep being published and so I continue reading!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine.