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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


the stars turned awayThe Stars Turned Away

Author: Lisa Maxwell

Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Summary from Goodreads: For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?


I’m such a sucker for fairy tale retellings, so this one is definitely going on my TBR list.  I’ll admit that I haven’t read anything else written by Lisa Maxwell (and this is going to change very soon!)  This sounds dark and awesome…kind of like A. G. Howard’s Splintered.  That book was amazingly done, and I’m hoping this is, too.

What do you think?

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