3 Books That Hit My Radar #23

At this point, I should just put my wallet in a safe and tell someone to hide it where I won’t find it. Because if you show me anything that’s “Peter Pan retelling/reimagining” or “Fae” I’m automatically going to buy it. Hands down. No further questions. Just tell me where to sign.

And omfg do these books sound so good. And the covers…ugh. I need them all.

Actually, the covers for all 3 of these books are what caught my eye initially, and then I read the synopses for them and just take my money.

Wendy, Darling – A.C. Wise

Yeah, I need this. June 1 is so far from now (not really) and I don’t want to wait. I just want a physical copy of this in my hands right now so I can binge it in one sitting.

Straight On ‘Til Morning – K.J. Sutton

Fuuuuuck. I mean, this is the kind of Peter Pan retelling I’ve been longing for. I can’t wait for my physical copy to arrive, because I’m dropping everything and inhaling this.

Ink and Foxglove – Bethany Anne Lovejoy

Why am I such a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast-eque type trope? Fae comes steals girl as part of debt…why is that so enticing? Regardless, I can’t wait to read this.

Wendy, Darling – A.C. Wise

A lush, feminist re-imagining on what happened to Wendy after Neverland, for fans of Circe and The Mere Wife.

For those that lived there, Neverland was a children’s paradise. No rules, no adults, only endless adventure and enchanted forests – all led by the charismatic boy who would never grow old.

But Wendy Darling grew up. She left Neverland and became a woman, a mother, a patient, and a survivor. Because Neverland isn’t as perfect as she remembers. There’s darkness at the heart of the island, and now Peter Pan has returned to claim a new Wendy for his lost boys…

Straight On ‘Til Morning – K.J. Sutton

In 1895, London is rife with secrets. The Davenport family hides their lost fortune. Lady Julie Bainbridge will go to any lengths to keep her past from becoming exposed. A boy watches everything from the shadows. And the island awaits.

Wendy Davenport can’t dodge the bank much longer, and her family’s dire circumstances aren’t improving. She knows change is on the horizon. It soon comes in the form of Peter, whose name is whispered in the streets by friends and enemies alike. They call him a wish granter. A miracle worker. A demon.

One of those enemies sees an opportunity. Lady Julie Bainbridge, a wealthy woman who knows the truth about the Davenport household. She presents Wendy with a choice—kill Peter and get paid handsomely for her troubles, or all of London will know about her family’s ruin.

With no other alternative, Wendy journeys to Neverland with the intention of ending Peter’s life. A task that may prove even more difficult as her attraction to him continues to grow.

Will Wendy be able to strike when it matters most, or will the magic of Neverland—and the boy who holds its heart—jeopardize all she holds dear?

Content warning: This novel contains scenes or themes of dubious consent, sex, profanity, queerphobia, sexism, murder, amputation, and an animal death.

Ink and Foxglove – Bethany Anne Lovejoy

It had been night once…

Long before I was born, a human queen ended the endless darkness and drove out the Unseelie, pushing those that remained back into the forest surrounding the Kingdom of Whynne. Ever since, there have been whispers from humans and Seelie alike that the beasts will return to reclaim the stolen throne.

I heard the rumors, but they seemed so far away. As a human girl adopted by fae nobility after my mother’s untimely death, I felt safe behind the bars of the gilded cage gifted to me.

That is, until Luka Kinsley returns; a man who I could just as easily go a lifetime without ever seeing again and a fae noble whose lineage is far from perfect. Luka cashes in a debt owed by my adopted parents, dragging me into his employ. That’s when I became suspicious. There have always been rumors about Luka’s parentage, that he’s part Unseelie, but he’s hiding a secret far greater than that…

One which could topple a kingdom.

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