“Waiting” on Wednesday: Second Star

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Second Star - Alyssa B SheinmelSecond Star by Alyssa B Sheinmel

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publication date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publisher: May 13th 2014
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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 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.

I love the story of Peter Pan, and I love retellings of stories, and it’s always cool to see modern adaptions; so this is basically a win-win-win situation right?! Added bonus of summer romance (which I also love), only downfall is the potential love triangle /tears. It’s on Netgalley right now, so I have my fingers crossed for it, oh pretty please.

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19 comments on ““Waiting” on Wednesday: Second Star

    • Cyn January 22, 2014 1:43 PM

      I already requested on Netgalley, so hopefully!

    • Cyn January 22, 2014 1:49 PM

      Me too! I like that it’s a seaside setting, so it still has the same kind of tropical feel of Neverland. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Cyn January 22, 2014 1:49 PM

      Glad I could share a new book with you! Thanks for stopping by (:

  1. thebookishoutsider January 22, 2014 4:43 AM

    Great pick, I can’t wait to get my hands on this either! I love retellings of pretty much anything so I’m intrigued to read a contemporary version of Peter Pan, even with a love triangle. Hope you get it soon!

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    • Cyn January 22, 2014 1:51 PM

      I’m a little wary of the love triangle, but I love the idea too much to pass it up haha. I hope we both it enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by (:

  2. becca @Pivot Book Reviews January 22, 2014 2:35 PM

    I’ve seen this one a few times today, but I love retellings and Peter Pan?! That just makes me love it even more already!! I’m a tad bit wary about the love triangle, but sometimes they work out alright so I guess we will just have tow wait and see!! Great pick!!! :)

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  3. Book Swoon January 22, 2014 2:50 PM

    Wonderful pick, Cyn. I love retellings and this sounds like a fun and modern spin on Peter Pan.

  4. Natalie @Natflix&Books January 22, 2014 5:50 PM

    I’m excited for this one, too. I love updates and retellings and Peter Pan is a fun story. Great pick!

  5. kimbacaffeinate January 22, 2014 6:12 PM

    Ooo a Peter Pan retelling I am quite interested! Thanks for sharing this one Cyn!

  6. Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA January 22, 2014 7:23 PM

    The cover is so pretty. I love the colors and the water. It looks like the cover actually relates to the book.

  7. kirstymstudio January 22, 2014 7:34 PM

    Peter Pan retelling? Haven’t actually heard of one before, so it should be fun. :)

  8. Jess @ Reading Nook January 23, 2014 1:04 AM

    I love the fact that Peter Pan = now back in vogue. Between this and Once Upon a Time, I’m a happy girl. :)

    *Crosses my fingers that you got the NG book!*

  9. Sandra January 23, 2014 8:00 PM

    I don’t think I have heard of this one before. A Peter Pan retelling? It sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Melannie L. L. (@melannielove) January 25, 2014 8:58 PM

    It sure sounds like a radical retelling, but I love Peter Pan so I want to try it (:

    Thanks for coming by my blog!

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