Friday, 25 March 2016

Wendy Darling: Stars (Wendy Darling #1) by Colleen Oakes

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to SparkPress (a BookSparks imprint) and NetGalley.
Wendy Darling: Stars
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Wendy Darling: Stars by Colleen Oakes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wendy Darling: Stars "Life is for the living, Wendy. And I plan on living a very, very long time."

This book wasn’t awful, but it didn’t hold my attention well at all.

Wendy was an okay character, and she came across how I would expect Wendy to come across, there wasn’t anything extra there though, and I didn’t really care very much for her.

The storyline in this didn’t really seem any different to the Disney movie, and I felt bored because I knew exactly what was going to happen, and there didn’t seem to be anything majorly different at all. It was the same old Wendy and the boys going to Neverland, forgetting their real lives, Wendy kissing Peter Pan, The Lost Boys trying to attack Hook etc. and nothing much new at all.

The ending to this was a cliff-hanger, but I don’t think I’d want to read the next book in the series.

5 out of 10

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