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  • Paperback: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Sparkpress (20 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940716888
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940716886
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2 x 21.6 cm
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"If the first "Wendy Darling" pulled me away from familiar adventures in Neverland, Book 2 has me sprinting away from them and I didn t know how badly I wanted that deviancy until it was too late. Oakes delicious plot twists and rich revelations leave you just the right amount of full, but they mostly leave you crying out for the final installment in this micro-epic where Wendy s authenticity is the unquestionable star. Oakes signature style of dark fantasy retellings is intoxicating, and the much awaited Captain Hook does not disappoint." Mason J. Torall, author of "The Dark Element"
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"This twisted spinoff of a famous children's tale is filled with richly developed characters and fast-paced, eloquent writing. With "Seas," Oakes delivers a stunning sequel to her "Wendy Darling" series. Stuck on board a pirate ship with the infamous Captain Hook, Wendy must quickly learn to face her true nature, and choose what kind of heroine she will be: sappy or strong, as she is swept inexorably toward a showdown with a chilling and maniacal Peter Pan. Oakes does a marvelous job slowly chipping away at her characters exteriors to reveal what lies beneath, be it true heroism or malignant evil." Alane Adams, award-winning author of "The Legends of Orkney" series
"If the first "Wendy Darling" pulled me away from familiar adventures in Neverland, Book 2 has me sprinting away from them and I didn t know how badly I wanted that deviancy until it was too late. Oakes delicious plot twists and rich revelations leave you just the right amount of full, but they mostly leave you crying out for the final installment in this micro-epic where Wendy s authenticity is the unquestionable star. Oakes signature style of dark fantasy retellings is intoxicating, and the much awaited Captain Hook does not disappoint." Mason J. Torall, author of "The Dark Element"
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Praise for the "Wendy Darling" series: A dark twist on a familiar tale that readers will have difficulty putting down." "School Library Journal"
"Oakes superbly crafts both a story with wings and a Neverland with teeth, a story that will tempt any reader into never growing up. Brianna Shrum, author of "Never and Never" and "How to Make Out"
"This twisted spinoff of a famous children's tale is filled with richly developed characters and fast-paced, eloquent writing. With "Seas," Oakes delivers a stunning sequel to her "Wendy Darling" series. Stuck on board a pirate ship with the infamous Captain Hook, Wendy must quickly learn to face her true nature, and choose what kind of heroine she will be: sappy or strong, as she is swept inexorably toward a showdown with a chilling and maniacal Peter Pan. Oakes does a marvelous job slowly chipping away at her characters exteriors to reveal what lies beneath, be it true heroism or malignant evil." Alane Adams, award-winning author of "The Legends of Orkney" series
"If the first "Wendy Darling" pulled me away from familiar adventures in Neverland, Book 2 has me sprinting away from them and I didn t know how badly I wanted that deviancy until it was too late. Oakes delicious plot twists and rich revelations leave you just the right amount of full, but they mostly leave you crying out for the final installment in this micro-epic where Wendy s authenticity is the unquestionable star. Oakes signature style of dark fantasy retellings is intoxicating, and the much awaited Captain Hook does not disappoint." Mason J. Torall, author of "The Dark Element"
Described in lush, lingering detail, Neverland is all that Peter Pan promises: vibrant, gorgeous, filled with magic and excitement. But it also harbors unexpected dangers . . . perhaps none greater than Peter himself. While she is initially intoxicated by his charisma, Wendy's practical good sense, stubborn loyalty, and newly liberated fire give her the courage to defy Peter . . . only to land, in a stunning cliffhanger, in even worse peril. Dark, even horrific in its graphic bloodshed and psychological menace; but the nuanced portrayals of a hero frequently excused by his whimsical glamour and a heroine too often dismissed as girlishly insipid are riveting. "Kirkus Reviews"
We are all familiar with the story of Peter Pan, whether from J.M. Barries original 1911 novel or the many film versions it inspired. Oakes tale, told form Wendy s point of view, breathes new life into Peter s story and makes it her own. This Neverland is far more mesmerizing and dangerous than Barries, and I was pulled in by the lyrical writing. Every time I opened the cover, I felt completely transported into Wendy s world. The perilous call of the mermaids, Tinker Bell s violent obsession with Peter, sinister Captain Hook all compelling reasons to read "Wendy Darling." "Middle Shelf Magazine"
Past Praise and Awards for Colleen Oakes
Winner 2014 Next Generation Independent Book Awards Young Adult Award-Winning Finalist 2014 International Book Awards Fiction: Young Adult Most Cinematic Indie Books of 2014 "Kirkus Reviews" 2014 Best Indie Books of the Year "Kirkus Reviews" "Oakes continues to weave literary magic as she pulls you down the rabbit hole into a Wonderland like you've never read before. Experience the world anew as you learn how a young princess becomes the villainous Queen of Hearts." Chanda Hahn, "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author of the "Unfortunate Fairy Tale" series"

Praise for the Wendy Darling series: For readers craving a whimsical adventure and an unforgettable sequel to the first Wendy Darling, this swashbuckling plot will leave readers stunned well beyond the last page." The Reading Room
"In this extraordinary, stunningly written adventure, readers will encounter a darkly suspenseful twist on an old tale which reminds readers of every age of a Neverland-lesson: we never truly grow up." Redbook magazine
"Top 10 YA Fall Reads by Authors We Love." Culturalist
A dark twist on a familiar tale that readers will have difficulty putting down." School Library Journal
"Oakes superbly crafts both a story with wings and a Neverland with teeth, a story that will tempt any reader into never growing up. Brianna Shrum, author of Never and Never and How to Make Out
"This twisted spinoff of a famous children's tale is filled with richly developed characters and fast-paced, eloquent writing. With Seas, Oakes delivers a stunning sequel to her Wendy Darling series. Stuck on board a pirate ship with the infamous Captain Hook, Wendy must quickly learn to face her true nature, and choose what kind of heroine she will be: sappy or strong, as she is swept inexorably toward a showdown with a chilling and maniacal Peter Pan. Oakes does a marvelous job slowly chipping away at her characters exteriors to reveal what lies beneath, be it true heroism or malignant evil." Alane Adams, award-winning author of The Legends of Orkney series
"If the first Wendy Darling pulled me away from familiar adventures in Neverland, Book 2 has me sprinting away from them and I didn t know how badly I wanted that deviancy until it was too late. Oakes delicious plot twists and rich revelations leave you just the right amount of full, but they mostly leave you crying out for the final installment in this micro-epic where Wendy s authenticity is the unquestionable star. Oakes signature style of dark fantasy retellings is intoxicating, and the much awaited Captain Hook does not disappoint." Mason J. Torall, author of The Dark Element
Described in lush, lingering detail, Neverland is all that Peter Pan promises: vibrant, gorgeous, filled with magic and excitement. But it also harbors unexpected dangers . . . perhaps none greater than Peter himself. While she is initially intoxicated by his charisma, Wendy's practical good sense, stubborn loyalty, and newly liberated fire give her the courage to defy Peter . . . only to land, in a stunning cliffhanger, in even worse peril. Dark, even horrific in its graphic bloodshed and psychological menace; but the nuanced portrayals of a hero frequently excused by his whimsical glamour and a heroine too often dismissed as girlishly insipid are riveting. Kirkus Reviews
We are all familiar with the story of Peter Pan, whether from J.M. Barries original 1911 novel or the many film versions it inspired. Oakes tale, told form Wendy s point of view, breathes new life into Peter s story and makes it her own. This Neverland is far more mesmerizing and dangerous than Barries, and I was pulled in by the lyrical writing. Every time I opened the cover, I felt completely transported into Wendy s world. The perilous call of the mermaids, Tinker Bell s violent obsession with Peter, sinister Captain Hook all compelling reasons to read Wendy Darling. Middle Shelf Magazine
Past Praise and Awards for Colleen Oakes
Winner 2014 Next Generation Independent Book Awards Young Adult Award-Winning Finalist 2014 International Book Awards Fiction: Young Adult Most Cinematic Indie Books of 2014 Kirkus Reviews 2014 Best Indie Books of the Year Kirkus Reviews "Oakes continues to weave literary magic as she pulls you down the rabbit hole into a Wonderland like you've never read before. Experience the world anew as you learn how a young princess becomes the villainous Queen of Hearts." Chanda Hahn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Unfortunate Fairy Tale series"

Praise for Wendy Darling Vol 2
"This second installment in the series picks up the action without missing a pounding heartbeat...This series just gets better." -- School Library Journal "For readers craving a whimsical adventure and an unforgettable sequel to the first Wendy Darling, this swashbuckling plot will leave readers stunned well beyond the last page." --The Reading Room
"If you love Once Upon a Time, read Wendy Darling: Seas . . . In this extraordinary, stunningly written adventure, readers will encounter a darkly suspenseful twist on an old tale which reminds readers of every age of a Neverland-lesson: we never truly grow up." --Elle magazine
"Top 10 YA Fall Reads by Authors We Love." --Culturalist
Featured in "9 Imaginative Fairy Tale Retellings" by Portalist
Featured on Girls' Life Fall Reading List
"This twisted spinoff of a famous children's tale is filled with richly developed characters and fast-paced, eloquent writing. With Seas, Oakes delivers a stunning sequel to her Wendy Darling series. Stuck on board a pirate ship with the infamous Captain Hook, Wendy must quickly learn to face her true nature, and choose what kind of heroine she will be: sappy or strong, as she is swept inexorably toward a showdown with a chilling and maniacal Peter Pan. Oakes does a marvelous job slowly chipping away at her characters' exteriors to reveal what lies beneath, be it true heroism or malignant evil." --Alane Adams, award-winning author of The Legends of Orkney series
"If the first Wendy Darling pulled me away from familiar adventures in Neverland, Book 2 has me sprinting away from them... and I didn't know how badly I wanted that deviancy until it was too late. Oakes' delicious plot twists and rich revelations leave you just the right amount of full, but they mostly leave you crying out for the final installment in this micro-epic where Wendy's authenticity is the unquestionable star. Oakes' signature style of dark fantasy retellings is intoxicating, and the much awaited Captain Hook does not disappoint." -Mason J. Torall, author of The Dark Element
Praise for the Wendy Darling series
"A dark twist on a familiar tale that readers will have difficulty putting down." --School Library Journal
"Oakes superbly crafts both a story with wings and a Neverland with teeth, a story that will tempt any reader into never growing up." --Brianna Shrum, author of Never and Never and How to Make Out
"Described in lush, lingering detail, Neverland is all that Peter Pan promises: vibrant, gorgeous, filled with magic and excitement. But it also harbors unexpected dangers . . . perhaps none greater than Peter himself. While she is initially intoxicated by his charisma, Wendy's practical good sense, stubborn loyalty, and newly liberated fire give her the courage to defy Peter . . . only to land, in a stunning cliffhanger, in even worse peril. Dark, even horrific in its graphic bloodshed and psychological menace; but the nuanced portrayals―of a hero frequently excused by his whimsical glamour and a heroine too often dismissed as girlishly insipid―are riveting." --Kirkus Reviews
"We are all familiar with the story of Peter Pan, whether from J.M. Barries' original 1911 novel or the many film versions it inspired. Oakes' tale, told from Wendy's point of view, breathes new life into Peter's story and makes it her own. This Neverland is far more mesmerizing and dangerous than Barries', and I was pulled in by the lyrical writing. Every time I opened the cover, I felt completely transported into Wendy's world. The perilous call of the mermaids, Tinker Bell's violent obsession with Peter, sinister Captain Hook ― all compelling reasons to read Wendy Darling." --Middle Shelf Magazine
Past Praise and Awards for Colleen Oakes
Winner--2014 Next Generation Independent Book Awards--Young Adult Award-Winning Finalist--2014 International Book Awards--Fiction: Young Adult "Most Cinematic Indie Books of 2014" --Kirkus Reviews 2014 "Best Indie Books of the Year" --Kirkus Reviews "Oakes continues to weave literary magic as she pulls you down the rabbit hole into a Wonderland like you've never read before. Experience the world anew as you learn how a young princess becomes the villainous Queen of Hearts." --Chanda Hahn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Unfortunate Fairy Tale series

About the Author

Colleen Oakes is the author of books for both teens and adults, including the Elly in Bloom Series, the Queen of Hearts Saga (Harper Collins 2016), and the Wendy Darling Saga. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not writing or plotting new books, Oakes can be found swimming, traveling or totally immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She currently at work on another fantasy series and a stand-alone YA novel.

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‘He may want me, but he does not have my permission to take me. I do not belong to Peter Pan. Or any man, for that matter.’

YES WENDY. So many times, yes. I never knew I could have so many feelings about Wendy Darling, I even hate the name a little less now.

Wendy Darling, badass extraordinaire returns in Seas having escaped Peter’s clutches only to be kidnapped (rescued?) by Captain Hook. Collen Oakes blew my mind last year with the first instalment in this series, Stars, where I had to get to grips with sexy man-child Peter and an extremely dark Neverland. This time my mind was blown even further – I love Captain Hook and I was not expecting to on any level.

Seas begins right where Stars left us. Wendy and Michael are aboard Hook’s ship, the Sudden Night, having barely escaped from a crazed Peter, although John is still with him and remains a loyal general. The tone of this novel is immediately darker than Stars – pirates have replaced Lost Boys and we do not know what Wendy and Michael’s fate aboard the ship will be, although a lot of the pirates are weirdly sympathetic and likeable, as is Hook himself. It soon becomes apparent that something darker than before is taking place in Neverland, though, something directly related to Peter that must be stopped. Pirates, harlots, mermaids, magical lands and a plethora of twisted secrets combine to make this just as exciting as the first book; there is no risk of 'second-book syndrome' here.

Once again the characters and descriptions of Neverland were vivid and lush, ensnaring the senses in every way, and I particularly enjoyed when the Sudden Night docked in Port Durette for a time.
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This is the second book in Colleen Oakes’ fabulous Peter Pan retelling and I have to say, I enjoyed this book so much more than the first. Wendy finally grows a spine and becomes the action orientated character we all wanted her to, and the reader is taken deep into the histories of Pan and Hook. The revelations, the character development and sheer maddening cliff-hanger of an ending have all left me thirsting for more!

Hunted by the lost boys and their leader - the dashing but darkly twisted - Peter Pan, Wendy finds refuge in the most unlikely of places. Captain Hook’s Ship. But life with the pirates brings its own dangers, and Wendy needs all her wits and courage if she is to have any hope of surviving… But in her heart Wendy knows Peter pan is coming for her. And he will do anything to get her back…

Wendy’s development was one of things I loved most about this book. She grew from a soft, timid society girl into strong and capable woman. She made hard choices, puts others needs before her own and many times was forced to show her bravery. I really like who she has become.

In regards to Peter Pan however, surprisingly, he is barely in this story. While the glimpses we see of him continue to show his dark and psychotic personality, most of his appearances come via backstory. The reader finally gets a grip on why Peter is the way that he is - a spoiled and greedy child who hate’s his toys taken from him. Of course, I still can’t gush enough over how much I ADORE the fact that Peter Pan is the VILLAN.

In terms of plot, the story is balanced between action and backstory. Wendy faces lots of new challenges, as well as dangers from all across Neverland Island.
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5.0 out of 5 stars With volume two, the Wendy Darling series gets darker and more thrilling as the story and its characters develop 17 Sept. 2016
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Before we begin this review, can I just say that I thought this series only had two volumes and I'm both miffed and excited for volume three: shadow? Because as exciting as it is to have more story, I was kind of hoping this would be the end so I didn't have to wait. But I suppose book #3 will be here eventually so, here's to the long wait for the finale!

Well, here we are at the next installment. My first snippet of praise is that this series was divided up very well. Despite the story being cut into volumes, each volume follows an arc (so Stars covered Wendy's time on pan island while Seas covers her time with the pirates) which means the volumes feel like there's a real focus and individual tale to be told, so by the end of the book there's feeling that the arc is wrapped up and we're given enough at the end to leave us hanging at the start of the next arc. I wouldn't call it a cliffhanger so much as I'd call it a teaser for what's to come.

One very good development in this book is the character development. Wendy started out pretty meek and obedient in Stars and by the end we see her start growing a spine and being brave. In Seas, she's expanding upon this even more, but without sacrificing all the qualities that made her good. She's still polite and dedicated to her family, but now she's changed. She's seen and done things that have affected her, causing inner turmoil and forcing her to think and act at times in ways she would never have considered before all the horrors of Pan's world. Her journey from polite Edwardian girl to home-bound survivor on a pirate ship is interesting and I felt it was well planned out. I have high hopes for who Wendy will become in book #3 after those last few pages. Colleen Oakes has definitely given a new strength and fire and dimension to the character of Wendy Darling. Captain Hook and Peter Pan are also equally well fleshed out as we learn more about both, watching Peter fall deeper into the role of villain while Hook rises in our minds from villain to anti-hero, not quite good, but not completely wicked either. Overall I'm quite pleased with the character development we're given in the volume.

As for the story... I'm sure you can imagine that with this volume's focus being on Wendy's journey after escaping, after rejecting Peter and incurring his wrath and becoming involved with Hook and his pirates that there would be a lot of action and some really tantalizing scenes with darkness and deception and blood and pain. It starts off with a sinister punch with a prologue, but then when the focus shifts back to Wendy it takes a few pages before we get anywhere since this is a new setting that needs introduction before we can just get into all that juicy, rich stuff. I wouldn't say that the book is slow by any means though; at 269 pages it's a pretty quick read, but this is one of the rare cases where I don't feel like it's length is a downside. It's well written enough with a satisfying balance between being detailed and full but propelling the story along its way.

We also start to get a wider scope of things; Stars had a pretty narrow focus, only touching on Neverland as a whole here and there, but now we're really getting into it with the introduction of mermaids and the natives and the pirates and peeking more into fairies and magic. There's more backstory given, we get a good dose of Wendy remembering things in London like memories of Booth (also did I mention that I am really happy that Wendy recognized that Peter was bad news and holds onto her healthy feelings for Booth? I have read far too many books where the heroine stays with the unhealthy, abusive one and leaves the good one, so when an author writes a heroine who doesn't fall for that "he's damaged so he needs to be loved" nonsense that traps girls into thinking it's noble and expected to love and endure someone who mistreats them and that they can't forgo such men in favor of healthy, happy relationships). Things also are starting to feel darker and more violent; we only touched upon it a few times in Stars, but in this one it seems like the whole book has shadows cast over it, some places darker than others.

There's some sensitive subject matter to be aware of; rape is mentioned several times (though it doesn't happen to Wendy nor are there scenes depicting it, but it is mentioned and inferred that its something the pirates do) and there's of course general violence and murder. These things are to be expected in a book about pirates, but since this is YA I just wanted to make sure potential readers are aware that this book is a bit higher on the maturity scale than the first one.

I don't have any real complaints to list. It's an engaging addition to the series and I look forward to the next one.

*It's late so I might return later to write some more stuff! But in short, if you liked the first volume but just wanted some more darkness and to see the plot get more complex then you'll love reading Wendy Darling Volume Two: Seas!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 31 Dec. 2016
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Absolutely amazing! It's one of the most fantastically descriptive and imaginative young adult books I've read!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 20 Sept. 2016
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I went on adventure with Wendy Darling Peter Pan Captain Hook loved this book not much romance but a beautiful story none the less !
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 Nov. 2016
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Awesome book
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Adventurous Sequel! 7 April 2017
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Colleen Oakes’ twisted re-telling of Peter Pan continues in this adventurous sequel to the first installment. While the first book in the series was good, I definitely prefer this follow-up. Seas was much more exciting and the plot line seemed to move along much more smoothly. The story picks up exactly where the last left off: With Wendy Darling and her brother Michael being taken on to Captain Hook’s ship after escaping from the sadistic Peter Pan. Wendy and Hook become unlikely allies in the fight against Peter Pan, and they each begin to share with each other their knowledge of Pan in the hopes that they can eventually find a way to defeat him and escape Neverland.

One of my favorite things about Oakes’ books are the wonderfully detailed descriptions that she paints with her words. I could see Neverland…I could felt as though I could sense the rocking of the pirate ship, feel the pearlescent sands of Port Duette under my feet, and there were even moments when my heart pounded with suspense. As I mentioned before, I felt that this installment had much more action than its predecessor, and I enjoyed watching Wendy develop into a strong woman willing to do whatever it takes to protect her brothers and herself, and to find their way back home.

Like its predecessor, this book ends with…not really a cliffhanger, but a surprising turn that will leave you wanting more! I can’t wait for the last book in the trilogy to be released later this year!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley.
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