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This book was absolutely amazing!! From the world to the characters to the writing I loved every single page, very cliche but so true. If you haven't put this on your TBR for 2016 PLEASE do because it was fantastic.Only thing I wanted from this book was a little bit more at the end since I felt things were kind of rushed.Overall, highly recommend this book to anyone who loves the idea of a Peter Pan retelling because this on ...more
I'm pretty sure the phrase "roguish pirate" and the word "swoon" both have appeared waaaaay too many times in this review. Basically, read this book for Captain Hook, if anything. TRUST ME.
EDIT: Here is an ARC giveaway of Unhooked! Not sure if it's USA only or open to anyone, but it doesn't hurt to enter! :)
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelw ...more
“What’s next?” I ask doubtfully. “Fairies?”
“Well”—he turns and leans his hip on the bulwark so he can face me—“they have been a large part of the mess you’re finding yourself in.”
Buddy read with my ship mates Spira and Nastassja.
This was a huge letdown and disappointment. I almost DNF-ed it at 40% but because I hate doing that, I survived till the end. In short: this story is quite predictable, dragging, has annoying main character and lots of undeveloped characters (1 ...more
Once again I was unable to resist the temptation of a book inspired by Peter Pan. It’s almost a knee-jerk reaction at this point, whether it turns out for good or for ill. I have to say though, I had high hopes for Lisa Maxwell’s Unhooked when I first heard about it, with its blurb that hinted at such a different and unique vision. Because it offered such a cool new twist on Neverland unlike anything I’d seen before, I’d ...more
What is it about pirate books that makes me so disappointed later? We need a good pirate book. Urgently *wink to Luke* And apart from being a bad pirate book, it is also my third failed read, agh, I am so tired of writing negative reviews on books that were supposed to be amazing!
Unhooked is not all about pirates, actually it's a Peter Pan retelling. The events of the book take place in the alternative version of our worl...more
Gwen gets kidnapped into a dark version of Neverland that has some pretty original elements like dark fey and an island that keeps shifting. The worldbuilding was pretty scattered, though, and I couldn't get a ...more
Thank you Edelweiss and Simon Pulse for a review copy!
I absolutely loved the concept for this book! It's intriguing, and certainly brings a dark twist to the tale Peter Pan that we all know and love. (Or do we? I've never read it myself.) The story starts with Gwen moving yet again because her mother is afraid of some monster that's chasing them. Fortunately for you readers who enjoy fast-paced books (like me), the action comes soon afterwards, when b ...more
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1. * doesn't read summary* *has no idea what book is about other than Peter Pan retelling*
Hmm... This seems like they are in a modern-day setting. I thought a Peter Pan book would have a fantasy setting in Neverland.
>2. What is up with her mom?! Why is she so shady? *needs to know EVERYTHING*
3. Ohhhhh! Now they are off to Neverland ... or being carried to Neverland by creepy flying monsters.
4. Well, hello there, Captain. *turns on flirt mode*
5. YES. ROMANT ...more
So this is my second Peter Pan retelling in the last few months. The first one I read was from the POV of Captain Hook and it was phenomenal. It had me hooked back on this fairy tale I loved as a child. So given the chance to read more from this type of retelling I jumped at it. And since I'm a huge fan of Once Upon a Tim ...more
I feel kinda conflicted about this book: I'm not sure how to rate it, how to review it, how to feel about it even. You know, if I haven't watched Once Upon a Time, I would've probably enjoyed it. And at the same time, OUAT is an actual reason, why I've picked the book up.
Unhooked shares too many similarities with OUAT, and it was a little irritating. No, at first I was amused by it (like OH I'VE SEEN THIS IN OUAT. OH, SUCH A FUNNY COINCIDENCE). But then it became a little ann ...more
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
One of the best retellings I have ever read. Amazing, really amazing how the author managed to balance everything out even with adding things and taking out things from the original story. That minor change in the story made it even more exciting, and it made me keep reading until the end.
Even the title is aweso ...more
I'm not an expert on the original Neverland story but I think Ms. Maxwell has done an excellent job with this retelling. What I love the most is that the bad guys aren't exactly bad and the good guys aren't completely good ei ...more
Real rating: 3.5/5 stars.
*Thank you to Edelweiss and Simon Pulse for proving a complimentary copy. This in no way affects my review*
With UNHOOKED being my first Peter Pan retelling, I went into Unhooked with high hopes but by the end, it did not fulfill them all.
This is such a unique story. I’ve never read a Peter Pan retelling so this was a very interesting take on the story. To be honest, it’s much darke ...more
Book Title: Unhooked
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling, YA
Source: Kindle E-Book (Library)
My Pick for Book Theme Song: Lost Boy by Ruth B -a beautiful song...despite the lyrics being a little off kilter.
The Feels: 4.8/5
Backdrop (World Building): 5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 5/5 Cliffhanger: No
Will I read more from this Author? I'm tempted…
Let me get this out first: Peter Pan is one of my all time favorite fairy tales and definitely one of my favorite Disney movies. So of course I had to buy “Unhooked” when I found out it was a darker retelling of Peter Pan, unfortunately it fell pretty short for me and I was ultimately disappointed with it. Sure there were a few interesting parts but they weren’t good enough to distract me from this book’s flaws.
This got really confusing by the end of ...more
To be clear, the story of Peter Pan has never been a favorite of mine. Sure I enjoyed it as a kid, but as an adult, there's nothing really exciting about it. Yes, it has magic and flying and fairies. But really there's no romance. And I'm adult enough to admit I enjoy that in the books I read.
And in this version of Peter Pan --- ...more
First of all, I still can't believe that Netgalley and Simon Pulse gave me this eARC, because this book is pure magic and it's definitely the best of what I read last year. Unhooked had me like - at first"oh THIS COVER I LOVE IT GIMME IT" and then "one more page and I WILL go to sleep..oh who am i kidding..one more chapter...Oh wait is it 4 o'clock already?"
(view spoiler)[Unhooked, as you can understand from its description, is a retelling of Peter Pan. But do NOT e ...more
I know I've mentioned this before, but I absolutely love fairytale retellings!! I've read quite a few of them lately and I have loved each of them, and Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell is no exception!! This Peter Pan retelling had me hooked, and I loved every minute of it!
The main character in the story is Gwen. Gwen has never had much of a stable life. Her mom has moved her from place to place in attempt to avoid the 'monsters' that always seem to be chasing after them. After being kidnapped on the fi ...more
I don't really like Peter Pan/ Neverland stuff but I've been really into pirates lately and they usually come along with Pan. This is about the extremely fine line between good and evil and how sometimes those lines blur. Captain and Pan in this remind me a lot of Once Upon Hook and Pan (both a mixture of good intentions and evil doings and not sure w ...more
Amazing adventure ! I've never read a book dealing with Peter Pan's story before and I loved it ! The story is not very long to start even though I wanted to punch the mom for being so secretive. In the underground and in my bed, I was leaving earth and spending time in Neverland with the crew.
I fell completely in love with the Captain (hey lass what's up ? ;)) but also with his boat.
Pan is so weird but so secretive as well. We don't know what to think of him (are you good or evil man ?)
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