When did this fairy tale become a nightmare?*
A girl with flakes that fall from her skin like dust and a brother she lost to a fairy tale. A lost boy with no place to call home and an entire world that hates him. A warrior princess with a score to settle. A guardian determined to protect his realm. A group of boys set on hunting down their former leader. And a captain with a hook for a hand. The fate of Neverland rests on the shoulders of these people sprung from a storybook. Claire Kenton lost her brother. Peter Pan lost his world. In order to get both back, the lost boy and the scarred girl need to work together; and that might not be as easy as they hope.
A fairy tale has not only become a nightmare but invaded my real life.
And there’s no waking from reality.*
I would highly recommend Dust, written by Kara Swanson and published in 2020 by Enclave Publishing. This contemporary fantasy is well-written, romantic, and gripping, with nods to the old Peter Pan stories. There’s some teen romance and minor violence to watch out for, but overall this is a wholesome modern fairy tale with battles, mystery, and just a hint of fairy dust. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Time to fly*
*All excerpts taken from Dust, written by Kara Swanson and published in 2020 by Enclave Publishing.