The Wendy, by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown
(Hey, look! We wrote this one!)
Unlike most retellings, which follow the basic plot of the original book, The Wendy pays tribute to JM Barrie’s style and the Peter Pan characters (and their complex relationships) while offering readers a completely new story. We love writing the Tales of the Wendy series, and we hope you’ll love reading it!
From the publisher:
THE WRONG KIND OF HERO.
“Girls can’t be in the navy! Girls take care of babies! You’re so stupid, you don’t know anything!”
London. 1783. Wendy Darling is an orphan, living in an overcrowded almshouse, ridiculed for believing in a future she can never have. More than anything in the world, she wants to be the captain of a ship. But that’s impossible. Isn’t it?
By 1789, she’s sixteen, old enough to be sold into service as a dressmaker or a servant. When she learns the Home Office is accepting a handful of women into its ranks, she jumps at the chance, joining the fight against the most formidable threat England has ever faced. Magic.
But the secret service isn’t exactly what she had hoped. Accompanied by a reimagined cast of the original Peter Pan, Wendy soon discovers that her dreams are as far away as ever, that choosing sides isn’t as simple as she thought, and that the only man who isn’t blinded by her gender… might be her nation’s greatest enemy.
Praise for The Wendy:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Barrie would be proud… The Wendy is pure magic!!”
~ Teacher of YA Book Blog
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “From page one right up to the end, The Wendy held me enthralled.”
~ Readers’ Favorite
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A stunning story! I’m still pinching myself to make sure it’s real!”
~ Goodreads Top Reviewer Ashley Daviau
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “In a world that is full of misogyny, Wendy Darling is a total bad-ass.”
~ Author Errin Krystal
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A sweet blend of timeless characters and new ideas; dramatic tension and a steady touch of humor.”
~ Reviewer Rae of Teachers Love Books
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you’re looking for a perfect escape … please, PLEASE treat yourself and pick up this book! I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”
~ Kim, Children’s Librarian, for By Hook or By Book
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I’m so grateful I found this book. It completely captivated me. I read it in less than 24 hours, and it was a joy every step of the way. … I can already tell this is going to become one of my new favorite series.”
~ Author T.A. Hernandez
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My dear reader, if you ever run into this amazing book DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT HESITATE TO GET IT OR READ IT.”
~ Angela Basilio, Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “As an avid lover of Peter Pan and all things involved in his beautiful world, it is exceedingly rare that I find adaptations that irrevocably rearrange my feelings for it. At the risk of stating something potentially blasphemous … The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown surpasses them all.”
~ S. Pasciuti, From Me to You Book Blog