I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
Published by Simon & Schuster on February 2nd 2016
Genres: fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Sweet Unrest
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?
Ten Reasons to Read Unhooked
- It’s dark. If you are expecting something airy & light, this definitely isn’t the book for you. But the darkness makes it sooo good.
- It’s very twisted. Nothing is as you think.
- You get two stories at once. At the beginning of each chapter there’s a small excerpt that tells its own story.
- Faeries aren’t exactly how we’ve always thought of them as when it comes to Neverland.
- Possible love triangle, but done oh so well.
- Gwen is a strong character that tries whatever she can to get back home.
- I absolutely adore Hook. He’s probably the best part.
- You don’t know who you are supposed to root for.
- One of the best retellings I’ve read ever!
- IT’S FREAKING NEVERLAND!!!!!
All that to say this is a book you must add to your reading list in 2016. It comes out next week, and it’s just perfection. I loved every minute of it. I made myself slow down while reading because I didn’t want it to end.
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