Wendy Darling: Volume 1: Stars

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9781940716954: Wendy Darling: Volume 1: Stars
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"Wendy Darling tries to be a proper young lady despite her forbidden romance with a bookseller's son. Yet when a strange, beautiful, flying (!) youth tempts her and her younger brothers to abandon stodgy Edwardian London, she yields to long-suppressed yearnings for adventure. Described in lush, lingering detail, Neverland is all that Peter Pan promises: vibrant, gorgeous, filled with magic and excitement. But it also harbors unexpected dangers...perhaps none greater than Peter himself. While she is initially intoxicated by his charisma, Wendy's practical good sense, stubborn loyalty, and newly liberated fire give her the courage to defy Peter...only to land, in a stunning cliffhanger, in even worse peril. Dark, even horrific in its graphic bloodshed and psychological menace; but the nuanced portrayals--of a hero frequently excused by his whimsical glamour and a heroine too often dismissed as girlishly insipid--are riveting. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
--Kirkus Reviews
"This Peter Pan story may sound familiar, but the tale takes a darker turn when the children arrive on Pan Island in Neverland. The longer they stay on the island, the harder they find it to remember their former lives. It soon becomes apparent that Peter, far from a naive boy who won't grow up, is a cunning, manipulative leader. This is Neverland crossed with William Golding's Lord of the Flies; there is jealousy, anger, maliciousness, and death. And this Peter Pan is a young man who has his sinister sights set on Wendy. When she begins to remember her past and expresses a desire to return home, Peter turns cruel and abusive. During the rest of the action-packed novel, she tries to escape him and the dangers of the island with her brothers in tow. VERDICT A dark twist on a familiar tale that readers will have difficulty putting down."
--School Library Journal
"We are all familiar with the story of Peter Pan, whether from J.M. Barries' original 1911 novel or the many film versions it inspired. Oakes' tale, told form Wendy's point of view, breathes new life into Peter's story and makes it her own. This Neverland is far more mesmerizing and dangerous than Barries', and I was pulled in by the lyrical writing. Every time I opened the cover, I felt completely transported into Wendy's world. The perilous call of the mermaids, Tinker Bell's violent obsession with Peter, sinister Captain Hook -- all compelling reasons to read Wendy Darling."
--Middle Shelf Magazine
"This beautifully written series [Wendy Darling] is sure to intrigue both fantasy fans and young adult readers alike."
--Emily Kiebel, author of Serenade

Past Praise and Awards for Colleen Oakes
Winner--2014 Next Generation Independent Book Awards--Young Adult

Award-Winning Finalist--2014 International Book Awards--Fiction: Young Adult
"Most Cinematic Indie Books of 2014"--Kirkus Reviews
2014 "Best Indie Books of the Year"--Kirkus Reviews
"Oakes continues to weave literary magic as she pulls you down the rabbit hole into a Wonderland like you've never read before. Experience the world anew as you learn how a young princess becomes the villainous Queen of Hearts."
--Chanda Hahn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Unfortunate Fairy Tale series
"Oakes skillfully portrays Dinah's inevitable toughening as she realizes that sometimes there are no right choices and the only options are bad and worse. [...] This installment engagingly shows Dinah shifting further toward becoming the infamous Queen of Hearts, but it also portrays her as a likable human being--at least, so far. Fans of the first volume will devour this book and eagerly await the finale."
--Kirkus Reviews
"While The Crown focused on the events leading up to Dinah's escape from her father's palace, The Wonder explores everything that happened in the wake of her rebelliousness. For those that enjoyed Dinah's wilder side from the first book, this sequel will bring you more of what you want."
"This beautifully written series presents the captivating backstory of the Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and is sure to intrigue both fantasy fans and young adult readers alike."
--Emily Kiebel, author of Serenade
"Fans of Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars will lose themselves in Colleen Oakes's dark vision of Wonderland, which challenges everything Alice fans thought it was and takes readers on the Queen of Hearts' journey from adolescence to off with their heads"
--Kayleigh Roberts, BOP and Tiger Beat

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Wendy Darling takes readers far beyond the second star to the right and straight on till morning. It is the story of a girl loved by two men—the steady and handsome bookseller's son from London and Peter Pan, dashing, charming, and dangerous. From the cobblestone streets of London to the fantastical world of Neverland's many secrets, readers will love watching Wendy's journey as she grows from a girl into a woman, and realizes that Neverland, like her heart, is a wild place, teaming with dark secrets and dangerous obsessions.

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