Stars (Wendy Darling #1)
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... show more
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, an intoxicating island of feral freedom.
As time passes in Neverland, Wendy realizes that this Lost Boys’ 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.
Publish date: 2015-10-13
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Wendy Darling (#1)
I received a copy from Netgalley. I’ve not read a Peter Pan retelling before and my knowledge of the original is limited to the Disney movie version. So I figured I would give this one a chance. It started off fairly boring to be honest. Beautifully written, but very dull. Wendy was kind of bland ...
I can never resist books that are in any way connected to Peter Pan, I’m just fascinated by Neverland and what it represents. So when I was offered the chance to review Wendy Darling, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! Wendy Darling is a re-telling of Peter Pan told from 16 year old Wendy’s perspecti...
I have been a Fan of Peter Pan since I first watched the Disney movie. When I saw this book come out I was excited to see how a more mature story telling would turn out. I have to say I was not disappointed. The story begins with the Darlings and brings you into their home and dynamics of their fami...
This is a pretty dark version of Peter Pan, and I loved that about it. I have heard tell that originally, Peter himself was supposed to be the villain of the piece, and the entire premise of the original novel, with someone coming to the window and taking children away to a land full of some serio...
Most people probably know the Peter Pan story whether or not they have read the book. He is such a famous figure and there are a couple of movies out there. I read the book in my teens so my memory of the book is, well not that good, but I have seen movies so I think I know the story quite well. I m...