I’m so excited for…
Steampunk meets Peter Pan. Need I say more?
Maybe not, but I will!
Author Wendy Spinale brings an imaginative and new approach to the world of Peter Pan.
London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders — the German army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.
Unsure if the virus has spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna. As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a daredevil boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?
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As for my sneak peak at the book, I can tell you it’s full of twists and turns and lush characters fighting to survive. At times I hated and wanted to hug Hook. I cheered for Gwen and wanted to smack Pete. At the same time, I thought Pete was one of the bravest characters I’d met. I can’t wait for the second installment of the series!
If I had to compare it to other books/TV shows, I’d say MAZE RUNNER meets the world in AVATAR KORRA meets ONCE UPON A TIME.
Though I saw an earlier version, I’ve already pre-ordered a copy. Follow the links on the YA Books Central post to pre-order your copy too!