“Waiting” On Wednesday: Alias Hook

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Alias Hook - Lisa JensenAlias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publication date: July 08 2014
Publisher: Thomas Dunnes Books
Add on: Goodreads

“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, in this beautifully and romantically written adult fairy tale perfect for fans of Gregory Maguire and Paula Brackston.

A Peter Pan retelling, but with Captain Hook!! The villain is usually more interesting right? Also, definitely intrigued by how this is suppose to help redeem Hook. You always have to wonder how the bad guy becomes the bad guy, haha. Also, this comes out in like two weeks!

And I really like the cover!

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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Alias Hook”

  1. Interesting pick. Hope you read it soon 🙂

    Happy Wednesday 🙂

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. THAT BOOK COVER! I DIE. Looks good!

    1. So awesome, right!

    1. I’m always a sucker for retellings, too. haha.

  3. I wouldn’t really have been interested in it until I watched Once Upon a Time, haha. 🙂

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. Oh, I’ve gotten really behind on OUAT ): I’m always a sucker for the villain’s back story, haha.

  4. How did I not know about this? I LOVE PETER PAN. Thanks for sharing. Adding it to my TBR list right now. 🙂

    1. No problem! Glad I could bring this to your attention (: I love Peter Pan, too!

  5. OMG this sounds soo good!!! *Adds to TBR* Great pick!

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    Xoxo. Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

    1. Doesn’t it! Hope you enjoy it!

  6. I got this from Netgalley a while ago but haven’t got around to it yet. It sounds super interesting though – I hope you get a chance to read it soon 🙂

    1. Ooh lucky! Hope you get to read it soon! And I hope you love it, too 😉

  7. I haven’t read many retellings and this one sounds so good! I’m definitely going to have to check this one out and I love the cover! (:
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I’m such a sucker for retellings, haha. I love the cover, too! I hope we both enjoy it (:

  8. I have this one and can’t wait to read it. It sounds awesome and I love that gorgeous cover. Great pick!

    1. Yay! Hope you enjoy it, and I love the cover, too!

  9. This really does sound interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    My WoW

    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!

  10. I just read a review on Alias Hook on YA Midnight Reads and it sounds like an interesting twist to the classic 🙂

    1. I’m excited! The last Peter Pan retelling (Second Star) I ended up skipping b/c of the mixed reviews, so hopefully this one lives up to expectations!

  11. Oh wow I want this one! I love fairy tales but one featuring Hook as not so bad guy….I really need to read this. Thank you for bringing it to my attention 😀

    My WW 🙂

    1. I always love retellings that features the villain. It’s cool to see their story! No problem, thanks for stopping by!

  12. This is a new one to me!

    Great Pick! I hope you enjoy it 😉

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    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    1. Thanks, hopefully it lives up to expectations!

  13. Ooo, I’ve never heard of this one. My last Peter Pan retelling did not work out for me at all, but I’ve heard Tiger Lily was good. And now this one! I hope you love it when you read it 😀

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Aww, that’s too bad! I’ve heard Tiger Lily was good, too. Was your last Peter Pan retelling Second Star? I’ve thought about reading it, but have seen lots mixed reviews :/

  14. My heart just flip-flopped! Wow, I’ve missed this re-telling, so I’m so glad I saw it here. This sounds like something I would love, and only a few weeks off. *rushing to Goodreads*
    Thanks for the heads up on this gem, Cyn:)

    1. No problem! Glad I could share this one with you (: I’m such a sucker for retellings, too, haha.

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