Wendy, Darling by AC Wise

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I’ve really been enjoying in dabbling with retelling of classic stories as of lately. This may not be a retelling, but I find that stories that pick up after classics are even cooler! This book dives into the world after Peter Pan.

Thank you Titan Books for my gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: For those that lived there, Neverland was a children’s paradise. No rules, no adults, only endless adventure and enchanted forests – all led by the charismatic boy who would never grow old. But Wendy Darling grew up. She left Neverland and became a woman, a mother, a patient, and a survivor. Because Neverland isn’t as perfect as she remembers. There’s darkness at the heart of the island, and now Peter Pan has returned to claim a new Wendy for his lost boys… 

This is a feminist twist on what happened to Wendy in Peter Pan. I always felt that this would be Wendy’s future based on watching the movie as a kid. This book painted a much darker picture of Neverland, and it was really good. It’s a twisted view, but done oh so well. I absolutely loved this grown up Wendy the warrior and survivor! She’s an idol! This tale was maybe a bit more terrifying to read than I had imagined it would be, but still comes highly recommended.

4/5 Stars

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