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Hook: Dead to Rights (Captain Hook and the Pirates of Neverland Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 230 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 1 of 3 in Captain Hook and the Pirates of Neverland
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- Publication Date : September 25, 2018
- File Size : 2079 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 230 pages
- Publisher : Nordic Lights Press (September 25, 2018)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07GJYHYL2
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #426,997 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I truely look forward to reading the next book in the series! The Story is a job well done!!
What if Peter Pan is the bad guy? In this delightful twist on J. M. Barrie's classic tale, Captain Jayden Hook embarks on a quest to rescue Wendy Darling from the clutches of Peter Pan.
This is a quick, enjoyable read. The characters are well described and the scenes are full of action. Hook, as a former hostage of Pan, is believable as the protagonist, even though she's a pirate.
I got the Kindle edition for free, at that price, its well worth reading. The biggest disappointment is how the end sets up the sequel.
Snark's prose is straight forward and easy to read, and the book is fast, so it's a quick read. If you've never read anything by Snark, Hook is a good place to start because it's not a big time commitment.
Pirates, Pan, happy-sparkle-flying dust, Neverland . . . it’s all fun and games and swashbuckling. I read Hook during the stress of the pandemic, and the story was an excellent diversion.
There is a death scene that is so beautiful I cried.
I wish it were longer. Wendy shows up, and we don’t get to know her very well before the book is done.
Overall, a fun four stars.
Top reviews from other countries
No, this Captain Hook is female, half-human, half merfolk and all piratical leader. She's made it her mission to rescue the children Peter steals away to Neverland before he ditches them out of boredom. By ditches, we all know it means kills. Along with her crew of misfits, some former Lost Boys themselves with the magical scars to prove it, they're hunting down Pan's latest catch. But this time it's even more personal for Captain Jayden Hook; Pan's stolen a girl. And girls never get the same treatment as the boys...
Now what I loved was the narration. It's all from Hook's POV, and the educated tone using florid language really worked for me. A few slip ups here and there where modern (or maybe just American-sounding) sland popped up and disrupted the flow (she refers to a source of "intel" at one point - eek!), but otherwise it really gave the good captain a solid tone of voice. None of that modern paranormal heroine routine either - she's a pirate captain and takes responsibilities seriously rather than rushing off to do things that make her Too Stupid To Live(TM).
Another tiny little botheration would be the repetitions and contradictions when she muses about her crew members (she trusts them/she doesn't; they could stand up to her, they're cowards etc). Sometimes I wondered why characters questioned things that, supposedly, the pirates had been doing for years. I couldn't always get a hang of some of the character interactions; with First Mate Starkey, or later speaking to Tinker Belle. And I'll be honest, Buzz was a bit too modern/Americanised for how amazingly well done the rest of the setting was for this kind of light read.
It is light, and it is the first in a series, but wonderfully enough while it does end on a cliffhanger of sorts, it feels like a well-rounded episode rather than a book cut into pieces. It's satisfying while leading on to the next, with plenty of foreshadowing scattered about to make it feel worth your while going forwards (I loves me some good foreshadowing and this has it in spades). No romances, but plenty of hints at things in the past.
A quick and entertaining read with a strong voice - what's more to like? I'm going to have to keep an eye on this series.
I’m not going to tell you not to read it because this is my own personal opinion on the book, but I have seen that it has some good reviews so maybe pick it up and check for yourself.
I got my edition for free on Kindle. I however will not be carrying on with the trilogy.