Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: Never Never by Brianna Shrum

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, and it gives you a chance to spotlight a book that you are eagerly waiting to be released.

This week, I picked:

Never Never
By Brianna Shrum
Publication Date: September 22, 2015

From Goodreads:

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.

Except one.

Why I picked it:

This is another fairy tale retelling, but this time from a completely different point of view. I don't usually tend to like books when the narrator is a guy, but I'm willing to give this book a try because I really like Captain Hook. (and by that, I mean that I like the Captain Hook portrayed by Colin O'Donoghue on Once Upon A Time, not the crazy looking one from the original Peter Pan)


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