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Hook & Crown

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3.13  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  69 reviews
You've heard of Neverland and its inhabitants... Fairies, pirates, mermaids and a boy who didn't want to grow up. But you can't always believe the stories.

Elena Hart arrives in London, bound for a new boarding school operated by her estranged uncle. A fresh start is exactly what she needs. But when strange things begin happening, things she can't explain, she begins to won
Published June 11th 2019 by Parliament House Publishing
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Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, The Parliament House Press, for an honest review.


A retelling of Peter Pan where Neverland isn’t the free and magical place that we all remember.

It’s a beautiful place with a dark and sinister atmosphere.

And one where pretty girls are pulled from their bedrooms to be Queen.


I have been waiting months for this release.


The result was…not stellar.


I wanted to LOVE this book. I have been SO incredibly excited for it’s re
Mara YA Mood Reader
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I received an ARC of this book from Parliament House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! In now way does this affect my rating and review.


All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication.

Did somebody say Hook? ;)


Content Warning: Abduction-like situation, Attempted murder, Sex

So, he launches into a story. A dark, twisted story that he never told me in
Tabi⁷ (ᕗツ)ᕗ
Mar 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I see that something is about my childhood love Peter Pan and I question nothing
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I wanted to love that book so much but I'm still screaming inside with everything that was wrong for me in that book... Again it is my own opinion, and it might be your next favourite book...

I love the idea, I love dark retellings, and I guess I had high expectations for that one...

What I loved:
- the idea
- the ending quite surprised me (just a bit)

What I didn't like:
- the way the characters were acting or feeling or changing so fast. They were happy then mad then happy in less than 5 minutes a
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: standalone

• ⭐️:3,7/5

💬: I received a complimentary copy of the book and that a positive review is not required.
Elena Hart after getting her heart broken decides to stay with her estranged uncle in London, reaching her new home she starts to feel like she is being observed when there is no one around her. One night, a strange girl claiming to be a fairy appears on her room asking Elena to come to Neverland with her, of course, Elena didn’t go. The next night then, a green eyed boy, someone
shre ♡
Mar 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
chief called,,,,

he said this cover is IT.
Jess C
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
"To die would be an awfully big adventure. And I am not quite done with this one yet."
There were many things that I loved about this book, but I believe there is also a lot of room for improvement as well.

The first few chapters, as well as the last few chapters of this book, I genuinely enjoyed. I believe it started out super strong, laying out a great foundation for an epic retelling of the well-known, and loved, fairytale; Peter Pan. It also had a phenomenal and well thought out ending, that r
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I want to thank The Parliament House for giving me a eARC of this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

”A dark, twisted story that he never told me in our time together in Neverland. A story about two brothers who were willing to do anything to avoid being drafted into war.”

This was a fantastic retelling of Peter Pan! It was a darker version, which I really enjoyed, and it was a unique way to look at the story and relationship of Peter Pan and Captain Hook.

The story kept me wanting to r
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review
3.75 stars

I kindly received an e-Arc of this book by Parliament House publishing for an honest review.

Hook & Crown, as the title suggests is a modern retelling of the wonderful story of Peter Pan! It centers around 17 year old Elena, who arrives in London to attend a boarding school run by her Uncle and is the only family she has. I don't want to give too much away, but she soon comes in contact with the characters of Peter Pan and Tink, in this case Aiden and Tatiana. Aiden's piercing green e
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I was so excited this book! And it did not disappoint. I flew through a huge chunk of it in one sitting!
I’m really enjoying Knapps modern twist on a fairytale we all know so well!
Her writing drew me in from the very beginning. And I found myself having to flip through the pages quickly to find out what happens next!
A young girl named Elena looses her parents and is then bought to London to live with her uncle who runs a boarding school. After being there for only a few nights she notices stra
Kendra Burns
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
An interesting take on the Peter Pan story. Ms. Knapp moves the story from 1800s London to modern times. Which gives the story a new set of twists and turns that tries and and times succeeds to stay true to the original story. I liked the changes that she made in Neverland, she recreated a world that has fascinated so many and made it her own. The one thing I did find annoying was Elena. There were times that I just couldn't understand her mind set. One minute she would read like a seventeen yea ...more
Celia McMahon
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I saw the cover on Facebook! It is stunning!!! This book is going to rock.
jana [ bookishwiccan ]
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars; check out my blog for a detailed review.
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it
*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review, so thank you to Parliament House Press for sending this my way. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

"Everyone has heard of Neverland. It's the magical world made famous by many different books and movies, starting with the classic story written by J.M. Barrie. Neverland is home to fairies, mermaids, pirates like the infamous Captain Hook, and Peter Pan. But those are just stories. Not real. Unless... it is real.
Craig Jr.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I enjoyed this re-telling of Peter Pan and Captain Hook. This follows a teenage girl who doesn't have much to look forward to in life. Without her parents, she travels to extended family for a place to stay. A few things happen, and she ends up in Neverland. Well, it isn't like the stories. The real Neverland, Captain Hook isn't the bad guy, and Peter Pan, well, he isn't called Peter Pan, but he abducts girls for a different reason. Despite how charming he is, the girl begins to see through his ...more
Taylor Leszczynski
The Boy that Never Grows Up?

The main premise of the Peter Pan stories is that he is a little boy that will not grow up while living in Neverland yet Aiden needs bloodshed to keep him young. Yet their are multiple characters also human that don’t age who don’t commit murder to get rid of the wrinkles. I feel like the character is too immature and uneducated enough to grasp what romance is and needs to take a long look at herself and her choices in life. For a retelling it missed the mark and beca
gwendalyn _books_
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
* APPROX 300
* Parliament House Press
* Young Adult
* RELEASE DATE: June 11th, 2019
* Paperback POD | Available in Hardcover

Before I begin my review, I would like to thank Parliament House Press and Nicole Knapp for providing me with an eARC of this magical book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.

You've heard of Neverland and its inhabitants... Fairies, pirates, merm
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
“ ‘Second star to the right, and straight on ‘til morning!’ he calls over his shoulder. At least I know one part of the story is true, I grin to myself.“

Peter Pan, the Disney version, was one of my favorite movies while growing up. I always wanted to visit Neverland and fly with Pixie dust. When I read that this was a retelling of Peter Pan - a bit dark and with romance, I knew I had to check it out.

This story starts out with the main character Elena, heartbroken and making an important life cha
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Peter Pan retelling not quite as you’ve ever heard before . I’m actually giving this book a 3.9 rating lol I know I know . I’ll explain why in a moment .

First , the plot .... :) we have a 17 year old girl attending college in London . She arrives during Christmas vacation , so no one is there . Soon she meets “Peter Pan and Tinkerbell” ... or who she knows as Peter and Tink from story books . In this story, they are known as Aiden and Tatiana.

Naturally , she goes on this adventure to Neverla
Danielle - BookishRhetor
3.5/5 stars

Nicole Knapp’s Hook and Crown is a retelling /next chapter of the ever classic Peter Pan, or in our case Aiden. However, there’s a twist to Knapp’s story that’s very reminiscent of the Peter Pan storyline in the TV show Once Upon a Time!

The only way I can describe the male characters is dark and sexy. They are by far the best part of the novel.There’s a captivating mystery that surrounds both Aiden (Peter Pan) and William (Captain Hook) and their feud is what drives the story.

Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I received this book from Parliament press house to review.

So I really wanted to love this book, it has a gorgeous cover and the synopsis is great, and who doesn’t love a Peter Pan retelling.
I loved the setting of the book, making Peter Pan the villain, after The tv show Once Upon A Time who doesn’t see Hook as the hero?! So all in all I was really excited to read the book.
But unfortunate it fell kind of flat for me, it felt a little bit immature in it’s writing. The language wasn’t great, an
Alice J.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I've never read a Peter Pan retelling before and I was super excited to get a copy of this one. Elena escapes her life in America to stay with a wealthy (if a little eccentric) uncle in London. She is just making her life there habitable when, against her uncle's wishes, she opens the window and in flies Aiden with the opportunity of a lifetime. And so Elena goes to Neverland!

I really enjoyed the beginning of the book, the pacing an
C. Lewis
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the twist on the classic tale of Peter Pan. Boy, did I not see that coming! This story is definitely one that is right up my alley with all its darkness and excellent twists! The writing is well-done and the story did keep my attention. My only complaint that I refuse to remove a star for is the length. This book needed some extra room and I would have loved to have Elena's story start at the boarding school. That creepy atmosphere was BRIMMING with ...more
Mar 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-kindle-books
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May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an E-ARC copy from Parliament House

I thought that this was a cool Peter Pan retelling. I hadn't read a Peter Pan retelling before so it was a fun experience. I did have some problems with the main character. She was very naive and was willing to trust someone as soon as she laid eyes on them which was ridiculous. I like how this is a dark twist on the classic story and it was an interesting plot. I did think that a lot of it was predictable, but I still enjoyed it. I liked Will's char
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Jaiden- The Literary Coffee Faerie
I NEEED THE NEXT BOOK! This rollercoaster of emotions I’m on needs to end. I loved this book! It was a perfectly dark retelling of a originally dark classic tale. The addition of a love story was perfectly executed and made it so you felt the story in your heart. Elena is the best kind of heroine. Strong and fierce but also breakable like true women are. Aiden is the beautiful boy you love to hate but also want to believe. Will is the tall, dark and handsome mystery with a big ol’ heart. And Tat ...more
Jessica Julien
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun reimagining of Peter Pan which followed more of the original tale of kidnap and magic. I really liked the characters and the use of Fairies and I think any Pan enthusiast will really enjoy this story!

I do wish there was MORE :( It was so short and I read it so fast I was left feeling as though there should have been more, haha. Knapp did a lovely job at this retelling and I hope there's more to come!
Yan  Del Cid
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was truly amazing. I love when authors who do retellings bring the dark side of the main character. As a little girl, I read Peter Pan, and did not like Peter at all. He seemed selfish and sometimes mean. I believed that behind his cute and sweet exterior, there was something dark and evil.
So this book brings up what I really thought Peter to be. An evil and selfish boy, so narcissist that only cared about himself and his needs. In the other side, you find an adorable Captain Hook, wh
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Nicole Knapp is originally from California, currently living in Oklahoma. She loves to read and write Young Adult Romance, fantasy, and the classics. The Missing Piece is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle version. Hook & Crown, a dark and twisted retelling of Peter Pan, is set to release in Autumn 2019 from Parliament House Publishing. ...more

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