Christina Henry, who retold the tales of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in her Chronicles of Alice duology, takes on Peter Pan and Neverland with her origin story of Jamie, who became Captain James Hook. Lost Boy “turns Neverland into a claustrophobic world where time is disturbingly nebulous and identity is chillingly manipulated…a deeply impactful, imaginative and haunting story of loyalty, disillusionment and self-discovery,” per RT Book Reviews. Read our staff member Kelly's review right here!
There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan's first--and favorite--lost boy to his greatest enemy.
Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate's sword. Because it's never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock--the kinds of playthings that bite.
Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever.
The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash--and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King.
A ... novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll. In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinder-block walls that echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place--just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood. Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape. She tumbles out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.