Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Memes: Second Star by Alyssa Scheinmel

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel. This Young Adult ARC came to me from Macmillan. Here is the description of this May 13 release:
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 his 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 J. M. Barrie's classic tale, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up—and the troubled beauty trapped between them.
I can smell the bonfire before I even get out of the car. It's dusk, and the sun is low on the water.
Friday 56:
The house in front of me looks a lot like Pete's. It's the same house—the same design—except for the fact that it's not quite so run down.


  1. I don't often read YA novels, but this sounds like one I'd enjoy. I like the way the author draws me into the scene in the opening -- the sense of smell is powerful and the setting sun sets the mood.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: MOVING IN.

  2. This sounds like a very unique take on Peter Pan. Happy weekend.
    My Friday 56

  3. I do like the sound of this one...even though YA is not a genre I often choose. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: LANDLINE

  4. I've never heard of this one but it sounds really interesting. I love the idea of a peter pan retelling!

  5. I like the cover, and the beginning with the bonfire pulls me in.

    Happy weekend!


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