Waiting on Wednesday: Never Never by Brianna Shrum


It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to pick a book we are waiting for! This is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s pick is…


Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Page Numbers: 368

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publication Date: September 22nd, 2015


James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up.

When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children’s dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. but Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up.

But grow up he does.

And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate.

This story isn’t about Peter Pan; it’s about the boy whose life he stole. It’s about a man in a world that hates men. It’s about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.

Except one.

About the Authors:


Brianna Shrum lives in Colorado with her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband and two uber-hyper, superhero-obsessed little boys. She thinks chai tea is proof of magic in the world, and loves all things kiss, magical, and strange. She’d totally love to connect with you, so you can find her online at briannashrum.com or saying ridiculous things on Twitter @briannashrum.

Why We Are Waiting:

Lauren: I always enjoyed the story of Peter Pan (well movie, I’ve never actually read the book…oops) but getting a chance to get a story about the boy that becomes Captain Hook sounds like such an interesting read! I love a good villain and getting a story about how they become what we know in future stories always draws me in.

Kelly: Well, first thing first, I absolutely ADORE this cover!! And I just love pirate ships. Point blank. I also love getting inside a villains head. No matter how much I hate myself when I feel bad for the antagonist and pity them, *cough* Game of Thrones *cough*, it’s always an interesting character with an interesting story to tell!

Melissa: Re-tellings are one of my favorite types of stories so of course this is on my list! I’ve seen a few takes on Peter Pan: the Disney film, Hook with Robin Williams, Once Upon a Time, and most recently Finding Neverland the musical. Half of them portray Peter Pan as the hero, but the others paint Peter Pan as evil.  I’m really excited that Never Never is among the latter because frankly I’d much rather read a darker twist of a classic fairy tale.  I’m also super excited that this story focuses more on Hook’s character pre-Wendy because I feel like we don’t get to see why he hates Peter Pan enough. Also I’m super obsessed with Colin O’Donoghue as Hook on Once Upon A Time.




Air Awakens by Elise Kova – Coming Soon! 

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson – Coming Soon! 

A Little In Love by Susan Fletcher – Coming Soon!

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman – Coming Soon!

❤ Lauren, Melissa, and Kelly

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