Unhooked

Unhooked

Book - 2016
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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 into 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?
Publisher: New York : 2016. Simon Pulse,
ISBN: 9781481432054
Branch Call Number: YF MAXW

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bonjbothe3rd
May 27, 2017

Rugged, spirited pirate. Mysterious Pan. Faeries... this was definitely a different and interesting take on Peter Pan, that's for sure. It was slightly predictable at times, but overall an entertaining and enjoyable read.

0Charlie Mar 01, 2017

I am always interested in reading new takes on known works. Unfortunately, I have become rather jaded to the "young teen discovers who they really are (royalty with super powers) and that only they can save the world" stories. There was a lot of stuff to keep straight about who was good, who was being manipulated, who should I love, who had what powers. The result was muddy. The best part of the book was the use of the short story at the start of each chapter and how that ultimately tied into the rest of the book.

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tink05
Feb 25, 2016

The author was right this by far is not the neverland we all know from others. This book dives more into Fey supernatural abilities then focusing on the story of Peter Pan & Hook. Even though it is completely different it's still a really good read to keep things interesting.

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