Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that is meant to feature upcoming releases that we're excited about!
I am so excited to link up for the very first time, so without further ado, here we gooo.

Title: Second Star
Author: Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
SynopsisA twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them. (via GoodReads)

Why I'm Waiting...

I would totally, 100% be lying if I said that the main reason that I want to read this book is because of the allusion to Peter Pan. The title itself caught my eye on NetGalley and as soon as I read the synopsis I knew that I had to read it. Obviously because of Peter Pan.

To be honest, I'm a little nervous about this book in general. For one, I'm not a big fan of Wendy Darling at all so a story revolving around her may not be my favorite thing. Also, Peter Pan retellings just make me nervous in general (this coming from a girl who wants to write a story featuring Tinker Bell...hah) just because I adore Peter Pan and anything that seeks to change my favorite lost boy is scary.

On the other hand, though, Second Star seems like it's going to be quite the interesting story. I love that it's modern day Peter Pan without them being stuck in Neverland and I already have a feeling that they're going to be dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. 

Well, I guess that May can't come fast enough!

Got any books that you're "waiting" on?

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