the wendy

When the world doesn’t want
you to be who you are,
you must become more yourself
than you knew you could be.

London. 1789. More than anything in the world, Wendy Darling wants to be the captain of a ship, but women aren’t allowed in the Royal Navy. When she learns the Home Office is accepting a handful of women into its ranks, she jumps at the chance, joining the fight against the most formidable threat England has ever faced. Magic.

But the secret service isn’t exactly what she hoped. Accompanied by a reimagined cast of the original Peter Pan, Wendy soon discovers that her dreams are as far away as ever, that choosing sides isn’t as simple as she thought, and that the only man who isn’t blinded by her gender might be the worst friend anyone could ask for.

Anyone, that is, except Wendy Darling.


I recieved a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for honest review.

I found the writing style a little odd at first, but once I got into the book I was in love with it. It was very original and worked really well for the story and it helped the story along.

This was a retelling in the truest sense, it had all the characters you know and love but the story was very different. Wendy was the main MC and Peter Pan was a side character. Even Captain Hook appeared more than Pan.

I loved the setting, it was all in England so no trips to Never Never Land. This does not mean there was no magic and wonder, it had loads. I loved it. I liked how no matter what life threw at Wendy she kept going and was determined to have her dreams come true.

Wendy was a great MC, she was stubborn but in the best possible way, it wasn’t cocky or mean, it’s just she worked hard to get where she was and she wasn’t backing down.

John and Michael were great side kicks, I liked how they were depictaed as adults and not kids, it helped show their true colours and give them strong personalities.

Overall this book was really good and kept me guessing. I cannot wait for the next one.

4 out of 5 stars