Google+ YA Romantics: Waiting on Wednesday: Second Star

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Second Star





Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

What am I waiting on this week? Oh, so many things :) But here's one…


Second Star
By Alyssa B. Sheinmel
To be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
in May 2014


The scoop: A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them.

My take:  I'm a big fan of Alyssa Sheinmel's writing, which is spare and beautiful. It seems to me that all her books have magical or fairy tale elements -- in fact, I asked her about this when  I interviewed her back in 2012 -- so I'm excited to read her modern day retelling of Peter Pan…

What are you waiting on? Let me know in comments and leave me a link so I can visit you back :)


26 comments:

  1. Interesting to take on Peter Pan! I remember seeing Tiger Lily but I don't think many people have dared to take on PP otherwise. I am nervous about the potential for love triangle so I'll definitely want to see some reviews before I try it myself.

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    1. Honestly, Peter Pan is not my favorite story, so I haven't read any retellings of it, though I've heard Tiger Lily is amazing.
      I really like this author's writing, so I'm in. I'll let you know what I think!

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  2. I haven't read Peter Pan (shocking, I know) nor have I seen any movies - animated or otherwise. It'll be interesting to read the version she came up with, for sure.

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  3. Great pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  4. A Peter Pan retelling. Sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

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  5. Peter Pan with surfers? Sounds great! I hope you enjoy!

    Lisa
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  6. At first I just liked the cover but you had me at Peter Pan. I used to be against retelling of Peter Pan because in my mind the Disney version was canon but after watching Peter Pan on Once Upon a Time, I find myself wanting more adaptations and retelling.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
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  7. This book is a very popular WoW haha. I can't wait for this! I'm really curious as to how she'll do her modern take on Peter Pan. Awesome pick, thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW at Bookmunchies (:

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  8. I've never read anything by Alyssa Sheinmel but this book sounds awesome! I'm definitely adding it to my Goodreads! Awesome pick :) Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  9. I'm surprised I haven't heard of this one before. Sounds awesome! Great pick!

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  10. I love the sound of Second Star with it's unique re-telling. Alyssa B. Sheinmel is a new author to me, and I usually adore books with magic or fairytale elements- so definitely going to check this one out more :)

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  11. A Peter Pan retelling?! Count me in. Great pick.

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  12. Sounds interesting, I adore the cover.
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    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  13. AN ALYSSA AUTHOR! I I like her immediately :D I hope you read this one soon! It sounds pretty awesome :)

    Check out my WoW post!

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  14. Great pick. It was mine too. :)

    My WoW.

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  15. I just found out about this one the other day! I quickly added it to my TBR! It sounds soooo good! Great pick!

    Here's My WoW

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  16. This sounds really interesting. I love Peter Pan and haven't read any retellings. I know that people enjoyed Tiger Lily, but it didn't really strike me for some reason. I'll definitely keep my eye open for this. Thanks for the intro!

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  17. Oh my gosh this cover is to die! Love love love it! Haven't heard of it before, but now it's on my radar! Haha thanks Jen ^_^

    -Dee @ Dee's Reads

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  18. Never heard of this one. Sounds interesting.

    Thanks for sharing, Jen.

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  19. OMG--this one is totally new to me--THANK YOU. You know Peter Pan is my favorite childhood story--and my fave reimagining to read:)
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  20. Love it! I will definitely be reading this one! It's the first I've seen it, so thanks for sharing, Jen!

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  21. Oooooh! This sounds so interesting! I haven't had too much luck with retellings yet (I think I pick the wrong ones to try) but this sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Oh gosh! This looks SO good! I've been waiting for a retelling of Peter Pan (which is probably my favourite fairy tale) and Peter Pan + surfers? This is awesome. Needneedneed.

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  23. Finally! A beachy read with a bit of a creepy twist. I'm so excited for this one too, Jen! The cover makes me super depressed that winter is coming and that summer is so far away!

    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction

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