by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Expected Release: May 2014
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Free copy received from Netgalley in exchange for honest review.
Summary from GoodReads:
A 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 his 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 J. M. Barrie's classic tale, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up—and the troubled beauty trapped between them.
A short and sweet review:
Its the kind of kind of book that pulls you in like a siren's song. It begins with curiosity and wonder that leads to adoration and then drowns you in realization, but is nice a enough to bring you back to shore with a glimmer of hope.
I wouldn't go so far as to call this a modern Peter Pan retelling, but there's enough of the story there for any Peter Pan lover to appreciate. I had fun picking out all the cross overs.
I am definitely interested in knowing if there is going to be a book two.