Waiting On Wednesday: Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:
by Lisa Jensen
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
On Sale Date: July 8, 2014
Hardcover, 368 pages
by Thomas Dunne Books
"Every child knows how the story ends. The wicked pirate captain is flung overboard, caught in the jaws of the monster crocodile who drags him down to a watery grave. But it was not yet my time to die. It's my fate to be trapped here forever, in a nightmare of childhood fancy, with that infernal, eternal boy."
Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan’s rules. From the glamour of the Fairy Revels, to the secret ceremonies of the First Tribes, to the mysterious underwater temple beneath the Mermaid Lagoon, the magical forces of the Neverland open up for Stella as they never have for Hook. And in the pirate captain himself, she begins to see someone far more complex than the storybook villain.
With Stella’s knowledge of folk and fairy tales, she might be Hook’s last chance for redemption and release if they can break his curse before Pan and his warrior boys hunt her down and drag Hook back to their neverending game. Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen is a beautifully and romantically written adult fairy tale.
So, I love a good re-telling, especially when it comes to a re-imagined versions of one of the classics. I'm totally captivated by the sound of Alias Hook. I can only imagine what the author has in store for the reader as we enter the magical land of Neverland through the eyes of an forbidden adult, and a woman at that. Mermaid Lagoon- yes, please. Hook as never seen before, secret-cermonies of the First Tribes! Okay, the kid in me is SQUEE-ing!