Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Let's talk about a book I'm REALLY excited about.


Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.
Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.
With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

As I've mentioned before, I'm a huge fan of retellings, and I adored Peter Pan as a little girl--there was a five month period I toyed with a retelling myself--and that someone is offering up Tiger Lily's story has me crazy excited with anticipation. It releases on July 3 from HarperCollins and I'm already planning on buying it that day. 

Q4U: What book are you looking forward to reading soon? 


  1. Tiger Lily looks great! The premise reminds me of Wide Sargasso Sea, which is about the first wife of Mr. Rochester (of Jane Eyre fame). Only kid-friendly--love it.
    I'm looking forward to a book by Eva Ibbotsen about a Yeti family--I don't remember the title. But it'll be published by Abrams.

  2. Well there are several coming out in the fall that I've been waiting for for a year or so and now this one will go on my list. Today I was thinking of a retelling of Grimms' Magic Fish for younger readers, but a Yeti family--awesome! I wonder whether they know Sasquatch.