Shadow of the Hook 10 (Urban Fairytales) * Erik Shoebach

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I taught you to fight and to fly, what more can there be?

Robyn and Amanda fall off the path to Perchta’s garden, where the Avatars were retreating to in order plan against the Elders resetting of the mortal realm. They find themselves in a land where imagination is the most dangerous of weapons… Neverland. Everything we know about Pan, the Hook, and the Lost Boys gets all turned around. After a daring rescue, our heroines learn that time is up and the Elders have started their march. With new allies, they need to find a way back home to join their fellow Avatars as they prepare for the most important confrontation in the history of mankind.

I’ve seen the rewrite of Mulan (Reflection * A twisted tale – Elizabeth Lim), of Pride and Prejudice (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and even of Alice in Wonderland (Malice by Griffin Hayes Book Review). This is another rewrite of the famous Peter Pan and Hook children’s story which we’ve all come to love and adore (Peter Pan (Chapter 1-3))

The story encompasses a few lovely fictional additions like a werewolf, a mermaid and a lot of morphing.

Unlike other animals, werewolves had virtually no body fat and their muscle density made it so they sunk like a stone in the water… wolves could not swim.

It’s OK but not great, probably suited for teen reads who are bored and would like to take on a series.

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