Review: Wendy Darling: Seas



Goodreads Synopsis:

Wendy Darling: Seas finds Wendy and Michael aboard the dreaded Sudden Night, a dangerous behemoth sailed by the infamous Captain Hook and his bloodthirsty crew. In this exotic world of mermaids, spies, and pirate feuds, Wendy finds herself struggling to keep her family above the waves. Hunted by the twisted boy who once stole her heart and struggling to survive in the whimsical Neverland sea, returning home to London now seems like a distant dream—and the betrayals have just begun.

Will Wendy find shelter with Peter’s greatest enemy, or is she a pawn in a much darker game—one that could forever alter not only her family’s future but also the soul of Neverland itself?

I enjoyed this much more then the first installment, the entire world expands. Neverland is no longer limited to Pan Island or Peter’s mesmerizing presence. Along with Captain Hook we see far more of Neverland and the far reaching influence of Peter Pan.

I immensely enjoyed watching Wendy navigate the new world of pirates; and Michael melting the hearts of all those salty men. Seeing beyond the rough exteriors of the pirates only amplifies the hidden depths of Hook. Watching he and Wendy create a familial bond through their common suffering under Peter’s hand, and common goal of bringing him to a stop is at the center of this installment. Hook becomes more human as he reveals the layers to himself – the depths of his caring and need to save all of Neverland.

Wendy is certainly becoming braver, and I really enjoyed watching her learn how to fight for herself and her family. Her constant thinking of Booth and her parents prove that she is no longer under Peter’s influence, and gives her that extra motivation to push herself past the limits she assumed she had.

Learning about the Shadow, Wendy’s role in ridding Peter of such an influence, and how the overall effects could not only impact her ability to return home but also the entirety of Neverland . . . it’s a lot. I am very interested to see how the last installment of this story turns out, especially with the arrival of Booth and the position it puts Wendy in as she works to con Peter. I eagerly await the finale to this series.





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