Those who have visited my blog previously are already aware of my Peter Pan obsession. Obviously, any book that pulls inspiration from Peter Pan is going to be high on my must read list. Lisa Maxwell's UNHOOKED obviously caught my attention when I read the blurb and I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour to help celebrate it's upcoming release.
Here is a little about the book (in case it's not already on your radar)...
Title: UNHOOKEDAmazing right? I can confirm that the book is as good as that synopsis sounds.
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Formats: Hardcover & eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks
From “talented wordsmith” (Publishers Weekly) Lisa Maxwell comes a lush, atmospheric fantasy novel filled with twists and turns about a girl who is kidnapped and brought to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain, and bloodthirsty beasts.
For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home. Her mother believes they are being hunted by brutal monsters, and those delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. Gwen’s only saving grace is that her best friend, Olivia, is with her for the summer.
But shortly after their arrival, the girls are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and dragged to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey. And Gwen begins to realize that maybe her mother isn’t so crazy after all…
Gwen discovers that this new world she inhabits is called Neverland, but it’s nothing like the Neverland you’ve heard about in stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through your fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and tries to find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.
Caught in the ultimate battle between good and evil, with time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to finally face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But can she save Neverland without losing herself?
I got to interview Pan and he shared a little about his Neverland, and so much more!
1 Tell us something unique about your Neverland.
In your world, the stories make it seem like anyone can come to Neverland. Well, I suppose they can come, but staying is another thing altogether. Children do well enough here, because this world is a place for the wild, unruly desires of innocence. But once human children begin to get older… Let’s just say things get a bit fragile.
2 What is your favourite spot in all of Neverland?
My favourite place in all of Neverland is the falls. Its beauty is unparalleled, and there I feel most at home, most at peace.
3 What is one thing you would actually want people to know about you?
I’m not particularly interested in people knowing much of anything about me, but perhaps you can tell them this: I’ve fought long and hard to scrape out a place in this world, and there’s very little I wouldn’t do to protect it—especially when it comes to the likes of the Captain.
4 You're kind of a legend in my world. How do you feel about this?
Am I? Do tell… I quite like the idea, actually. Very much.
5 If you could have one person live in Neverland with you, who would it be?
What do you mean, one person? I can have whomever I like live with me here…for however long they last.
Thanks for stopping by Pan!
Be sure to not miss any of the other stops on this tour! You can find guests posts, interviews and reviews at various stops. Lots of Unhooked goodness to be had, so be sure to follow along.
1/25/2016- Supernatural Snark - Interview
1/26/2016- Seeing Double In Neverland - Review
1/27/2016- Please Feed the Bookworm - Guest Post
1/28/2016- Stories & Sweeties - Review
1/29/2016- A Glass Of Wine - Interview
2/1/2016- A Reader Under The Sea - Review
2/2/2016- Two Chicks on Books - Guest Post
2/3/2016- Owl Always Be Reading - Review
2/4/2016- Lili's Reflections - Interview
2/5/2016- Mundie Moms - Review
Lisa is offering up a fantastic giveaway for this blog tour. The prize is seriously amazing, especially for a Peter Pan fanatic like myself.
(1) winner will receive a signed finished copy of UNHOOKED, a large Neverland map, and a Funko Pop Captain Hook, US Only.
(5) winners will receive a swag pack containing a NVR sticker, bookmark, postcard, other stickers, US only.
To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below, and good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Be sure to stop by the blog on Monday for my review of Unhooked (spoiler alert I loved it).
Lisa Maxwell is the author of Sweet Unrest, Gathering Deep (Flux, Fall 2015) and Unhooked (Simon Pulse, Spring 2016). When she's not writing books, she's an English professor at a local college. She lives near DC with her very patient husband and two not-so patient boys.
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