Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (74): Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week's teaser comes from Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this one. It's a really clever retelling, but so far Wendy is coming off like a starry-eyed girl falling in instalove with Pete before she even knows if he's a good guy or not. Instalove, in cases such as this, does not work for me, so I'm not enjoying Second Star as much as I would like, but I do like it. The surfing element works amazingly well when paired with the story of Peter Pan.

You can't bring all of that with you here." He taps the board. "Worries weigh you down. You need to be light enough to fly.

{Second Star, Chapter 5}

Synopsis of Second Star:

A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them.

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*All quotes are taken from an uncorrected ARC. Quotes may not match the finished copy.*


  1. What a fitting quote for the Peter Pan inspired story! I hope there are more hints of never never land like that in this book since I'll definitely be reading it soon (it'll be one of my only contemporaries this year!)

  2. I've seen this cover around but didn't realize it was a Peter Pan retelling. It all makes sense now, especially the title =) Sorry you're not enjoying it that much, hopefully it gets better soon! Although, you can't really fix insta-love =/


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