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Hook's Little Mermaid

(The Untold Stories)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Captain James Hook was once a good man trying to make a somewhat honest living. He is a pirate, after all. However, after getting word that a boy named Peter Pan played a part in the death of a dear loved one, Hook makes it his sole purpose to hunt down and destroy the fiend.

On his journey for vengeance, the captain encounters many new comrades, including a young girl name
Published April 2nd 2016
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Suzanna Lynn
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm allowed to love what I write aren't I? lol ...more
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I will start by saying that this is the first book I have read by Mrs. Lynn. I have always been fascinated with Peter Pan and even Hook. This book is as much Fantasy and Fairy tale, as it is should I dare say Fan Fiction. In this book we get to see a different side to Captain James Hook.

Captain Jameson Shaw is out for revenge on Peter Pan. James is on the hunt for Pan for the death of his son. I really liked Hook in this book. I thought even though he was a pirate, I thought he was sweet (at t
Kimberly Vanderbloom
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

It is the story of Captain Jameson Shaw later known as Captain Hook. It is his back story. It is his quest to avenge the death of his son who was kidnapped by Peter Pan. He wants his revenge and will stop at nothing. Of course when there are males involved a woman becomes involved and everything becomes complicated. It is a great mashup of classic tales with a really un
S.F. Benson
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hook’s Little Mermaid by Suzanna Lynn is an imaginative mashup of two well-known classics, “The Little Mermaid” and “The Wizard of Oz”.

The story is reminiscent of the world created in the tv show “Once Upon a Time”, full of intrigue and magic. We are introduced to Red (as in Red Riding Hood), Tinkerbell, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, Captain Hook (James Shaw), the Little Mermaid (her name is Elynne in this rendition), Poseidon, and the sea hag.

My favorite was Captain Shaw aka ‘Hook’. He began wit
Nancy Byers
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hook's Little MermaidI have grown up knowing the traditional story of Hook and Peter Pan. This book gave me a new look at Hook and one that caused me to fall in love with him for the first time. I have always seen Hook as the enemy. This story shows a different side of Hook and the best yet it shows his heart. The best example i can give of this is at the very end of J.K Rowling's Deathly Hallows. You see Severus Snape in a new light when you see past his animosity for Harry and see his love for ...more
Tasha Williams
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
::..Reviewed for Red's Midnight Readers..::

I was given an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.

This tale is centered on Captain James Shaw, who we come to know as Captain Hook later on in story and his vengeful quest to take down his nemesis Peter Pan. Along the way we meet fairies, mermaids, witches and much more in this fabulous re-telling of a classic fairy tale.

Suzanna Lynn is a real class story teller! I absolutely loved the twist she put on this story and the fact it was told from
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It's a new spin on Captain Hook and I was hooked from the start. It starts off with a bang and keeps you flipping the pages, it starts at seeing the captain doing his thing and in search for something, it keeps getting better from there
I love the title and can't wait to see what this author has in store for us!
Tricia Mingerink
I enjoyed this book and found it fascinating how easy it was to blend The Little Mermaid with Peter Pan. Hook is a compelling main character, and I didn't guess all the twists right away. The ending was satisfactory, if not exactly happy, and I REALLY can't wait for the next book! ...more
Nov 26, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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This is a remarkably fun and exciting read. It's a refreshing twist on an original fairy tale. Captain James Hook tells us his story on how he became an evil, vindictive pirate. The characters are phenomenal and the story-line made this book very hard for me to put down. I sat and read this whole book in one sitting. I enjoyed every detail from beginning to end and I highly recommend this story to all ages between teen to adult to en
Kelly Stepp
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun fairy tale adventure appropriate for all ages. The author skillfully weaves together familiar fairy tale characters and recognizable worlds with a unique new twist and offers interesting and sometimes painful origin stories. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I connected to the characters easily and the beautiful details and unmatched imagery fully immersed me within their world. I felt like I was watching it as a movie play out in my head while reading and could ea ...more
Ashley Cestra
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed Hooks Little Mermaid despite the fact, Peter Pan is my least favorite fairytale! I really liked the spin Suzanna Lynn created, keeping true to the age old story while putting her own imagination in the world of Neverland! The writing was good giving me a good pirate feel to the first person narrative. (I was totally picturing the guy who played captain hook in Once Upon a Time and Mr.Smee as Mr. Gibbs from pirates!!) I was only irked by tinkerbell as her name stayed true to the origina ...more
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The perfect read for fans of fractured fairy tales, Peter Pan, Once Upon A Time, Disney cartoons, Roman myths, and just those who enjoy a new spin on an old tale.
If I'm being completely honest, the cover caught my eye and made me want to read this book without even reading the blurb. It's gorgeous in the hues of blue with splashes of complimenting orange. Add in a dashing pirate and a mermaid and it brings up thoughts of childhood adventure stories. While judging a book by its cover can go terr
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This was a fun retelling with a nice spin--look forward to the rest of the series!

Captain Jameson Shaw, or Captain Hook as we know him, is on a mission to find Peter Pan, who he blames for the death of his son. I don't want to go into much more detail and spoil the story, but along the way he meets a fairy, some mermaids/mermen, and Peter Pan himself. Some of these characters can't be trusted, of course. He faces several dangers along the way: kraken infested waters, the merfolk who are known to
Myra Espino
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Nice book by Ms. Suzanna. (For me) Not as captivating as The Bed Wife Chronicles but still a good read and has it's own character and angst.

Hook's Little Mermaid is about Hook's, of course, adventure with his crew and of course a mermaid. Anyway, he won't be known without Peter...his nemesis.. With Peter's part of the death of someone he holds dearly, Hook is determined to destroy Peter. As the story goes, he will meet a mermaid accidentally (accidental rescue), and form there more interesting
Apr 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Interesting spin on the well-known stories of Captain Hook and the Little Mermaid, a bit long-winded at the beginning but with quite some spins and deep emotions. I'm not quite sure if I really like the hero or if he is more of the Hook we know (and dislike) than he wants us to believe but the Peter Pan is very interesting, very detailed and psychologically believable. The ladies are a not as deep and while I really liked Tinkerbell I would have enjoyed to have a stronger, more badass and evil v ...more
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I absolutely adore concepts like these that give a deeper, alternative take on classic characters. While it was an enjoyable read, I felt Hook's character lacked a complexity that could have taken this story to a whole new level. Hook lacked the true pirate nature, the hardness that comes with losing someone dear, and the commanding presence that is required of a captain. Captain Hook by all accounts was a feared and respectable pirate. I wish I could have seen more of that particular side of hi ...more
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Heather Pitts
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a quick and fun read. I loved seeing a new side to Captain hook, it is nice to understand the reasons behind what he does. Although this isn't a children's tale it has a light and whimsical feel about it. I will continue reading this series, I am excited to see how the tales that we read/watched as children will unfold and how she connects each one. ...more
Jessica Florence
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lovely story. It held my interest from the moment I opened it. I will say that I totally saw Hook from Once upon a time in my head the whole time but that was just my added fantasy. Can't wait for the next book! ...more
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Veeery cheesy but I still enjoyed it haha
Lisa P
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever watched the show “Once Upon a Time”, and liked/loved it, then you will enjoy this series. This was an imaginative blend of fairy tales mashed together with its own original voice. As the title implies, the focus is on Captain Hook, from Peter Pan fame, as he reveals his untold story. The story draws you in as though you are catching up with an old friend, reliving the glory days and adventures you might have known about and divulging secrets that you probably didn’t. Surprising ...more
May 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
I saw this book advertised somewhere and decided it looked interesting so I put it on my Christmas list. I started reading it back in January and have only just last night finished it.

To be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish it. The beginning of the book was very slow and I had trouble getting through the first chapter because it was so dull. I'm not one to leave a book unread though, especially when said book was a gift. The farther in I got my interest only slightly increa
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
From the moment the story began, I was swept away into this magical fairy tale full of mermaids, pirates, fairies and of course, Captain Hook and Peter Pan. The author has weaved a creative web that ensnares you and captivates you while the narrator pulls off a fantastic reading. I not only fell in love with this version of things but also by the narrator who did one heck of a job... and did I mention how well he pulls off all the voices?!

Come fall in love with this tale and get swept away by al
Emily Cornelison
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! I read both of them in a matter of hours! The book was introduced to me by my librarian and at first I was a little iffy, mostly because I'm a huge fan of Peter Pan and have been for years. It was a thrilling adventure and I could see all of the other fairy tales in it coming together. Absolutely one of the best books I've read. I definitely would read again and I definitely would recommend. ...more
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I listened to the audiobook version

I highly enjoyed this book. it was a light and quick listen but still worth the read. I found the backstory pretty great. although I wonder why the names Ursula and Ariel weren't used? maybe copyright issues?
I love retelling or the other side of things point of view. this is a book I would listen to again.
Victoria Stolte
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! An interesting take on an old character, I rather enjoyed learning about hooks adventures and it kind of made me really like him. Hook and all. Ever wonder how book became who he is? This book will give you that and so much more.
Ashley Dawn
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this new look at Captain Hook. He is a good guy, I mean he is a pirate but he isn't a BAD pirate. I enjoyed the book from start to finish. The narrator took some getting used to but did a pretty good job. It isn't a long book and I listened to it in one day. Not a book you are going to want to put down to do something and come back to but one you will want to read start to finish as quickly as possible. The author does a great job with her characters and keeping the story entertaining ...more
Mar 01, 2017 added it
We have all read and heard the stories of Peter Pan. We have even seen some glimpses of Captain Hook's origin... However, I guarantee you, you have NEVER heard of a tale as intriguing as Hooks' Little Mermaid! I was literally drawn in from the very beginning!
Suzanna Lynn has retold a story that has been done countless times, and she has still managed to make this story new! I knew Captain Hook lost his hand to a crocodile, I knew he had a feud with Peter Pan. Yet this book, made me sit on the e
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book I picked up from Suzanna Lynn. I found her at Penned Con in St Louis, and I wish I would have stocked up on more of her stuff when I was there!
This book is great! She does a wondeful job of weaving so many tales and characters into one story. Cannot wait to see what happens next and where this series goes. So good!
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Author Suzanna Lynn is a full-time mom of three beautiful, energetic children and spends her days with them and her husband in a small town nestled in the deep rolling hills of Missouri.

Growing up in the Ozarks, as a child Suzanna spent her days wandering the fields and woods surrounding her home. While most children avoided the dark corners of the woods, she sought it out, imagining them to be fi

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