Waiting on Wednesday #24 – The Stars Turned Away by Lisa Maxwell

Posted October 28, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 4 Comments

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.

I love the original story of Peter Pan and Neverland. He whisks Wendy and her brothers away to a magical land where they will never age. This land is full of perils and magic, faeries and mermaids, pirates and indians. It’s the perfect getaway as a child. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that even as an adult I still love this story and can’t get enough of it! So when I came across Lisa Maxwell‘s The Stars Turned Away I knew without a doubt it’s a book I want to read! A dark Neverland….can’t wait!

Waiting on Wednesday #24 – The Stars Turned Away by Lisa MaxwellThe Stars Turned Away by Lisa Maxwell
Published by Simon Pulse on 2016-02-02
Length: 352 pages

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

About Lisa Maxwell

Lisa Maxwell is the author of Sweet Unrest (Flux, 2014), Gathering Deep (Flux, 2015), and The Stars Turned Away (Simon Pulse, Spring 2016). She's worked as a bookseller, editor, and teacher. She has a PhD in English, and when she's not writing books, she's a professor at a local college. She lives near DC, where she spends her weekends taking all sorts of adventures with her family.

What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?


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4 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #24 – The Stars Turned Away by Lisa Maxwell

  1. Kim

    Ooh! This sounds so good! You always seem to have great picks! How do you do that? LOL. I’m adding this one to the ever-growing TBR shelf. I think it’s a living thing by this point. Thanks for sharing!
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