If you follow the second star to the right, straight on till morning, you will arrive at my next review!
Welcome back Disney fanatics, I hope you are as excited for a new Twisted Tale as I am. Written by Liz Braswell, one of my personal, favorite authors, Straight On Till Morning takes a daring new twist on the beloved Peter Pan story. “What if Wendy first traveled to Neverland with Captain Hook?” Filled with characters old and new, you may just learn, Neverland is not the happy childhood fantasy depicted in the original animated movie. Darkness roams freely, for not only do dreams come true on Neverland, nightmares also live on this whimsical island. Not everything is as it seems.
- Straight on Till Morning by Liz Braswell
- part of the Twisted Tale series
- 496 pages * a young adult book
- available now
Wendy Darling, at the age of sixteen, has moved out of the nursery, gone to fancy tea parties, and learned how to be a proper young woman. But at the same time, she is still grasping onto her childhood dreams and adventures. After all, tea parties are SO dull and dreary. Writing about Peter Pan’s exciting adventures is much more fun. Wendy knows that he is real, and is positive he will come back to drab London. After all, she has had his shadow for four years. Four years is a long time, and is starting to lose hope. Even her brothers do not believe in Peter Pan anymore!
Things take a turn for the worst when her parents discover her stories and want to send her to Ireland. Her parents believe that a girl her age should not be fantasizing about silly stories. At least she doesn’t talk to mice, though…right? Wendy feels that if she can escape to Neverland, all her problems will be answered. In desperation, Wendy calls for Peter’s worst enemy, the nefarious, and slightly insane, Captain Hook. In exchange for passage to Neverland, Wendy gives Hook Peter’s shadow.
On this journey, Wendy basically becomes a scullery maid for the pirates, with only the dream of Neverland preventing her from practically jumping overboard and swimming away. Hook is a very tricky pirate, and has a plan of his own. Wendy has to escape from Hook and venture into the untamed wild of Neverland. Unbeknownst to her, perils lie there, some more dangerous than others. Along the way, she meets a sweet fairy- excuse me, I meant sassy pixie- who goes by the name Tinker Bell. Tink isn’t the fairy godmother-type pixie you would expect, she is definitely more on the snarky side, but Wendy and Tink do become friends. At a certain point. And to a certain degree. Nevertheless, they have to work together if they want to stop Hook, who turns out to have drastically dreadful plans, plans that Wendy and Tink would not expect, even from Hook. His plans will cause the end of Peter Pan, and all of Neverland with it.
This is definitely one of my favorite Twisted Tales so far. I got chills down my spine from this book! This is a brand new, edge of your seat, thriller for ages 12+. I couldn’t stop reading Straight on Till Morning by Liz Braswell. The characters definitely have more personality and Braswell takes the original Peter Pan story to a whole new level. Wendy becomes a stronger woman than she ever thinks she can be. You can buy this book on shelves and online now. Watch my video review below(and please, hit the like and subscribe button if you enjoy it!)
Did you catch my little hints about the next upcoming Twisted Tale threaded throughout the review? Be sure to stay tuned for my next Twisted Tale review. But in the meantime, check out a few of my other Twisted Tales reviews:
I’m NDK, and this is my review!
disclosure: I was sent this book in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. A opinions are my own.