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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Book Review- UNHOOKED by Lisa Maxwell

Author: Lisa Maxwell
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads
Rating: Loved!
ARC Received from the Publisher for an honest review.
For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

I really liked this! I'm a huge fan of fairy tale retellings and most of the Peter Pan/Neverland ones I have read have been a huge disappointment (cough, cough, Tiger Lilly). Not this one though! I thought Lisa wrote a beautiful story and I loved her take on Neverland and that things may not be as they seem. Let me also say I ADORED Hook but every time I thought of him I pictured Colin O'Donoghue from Once Upon A Time, lol that's not entirely a bad thing since I love his character Hook on the TV show. The MC Gwen was awesome I loved her not take crap from anyone attitude and that she was also a strong but vulnerable girl and that she was willing to risk everything to save the ones she loved. If you're looking for an awesome Neverland retelling this is definitely the book for you! Hell even if you're not and just love fantasy I say give this one a read!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad this was a hit! As much as I love Peter Pan I don't think I've read any retellings but I'm pretty excited about Unhooked and I can't wait to meet Hook ;) Gwen also sounds like my type of heroine. Awesome review!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf


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