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13 September 2016

Wendy Darling: Volume 2: Seas by Colleen Oakes (Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday)

"First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is the first paragraph (or two) of a book being read now or in the future and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. "Teaser Tuesday" from Books and a Beat asks for a random line or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.

This is volume 2 of Colleen Oakes' Wendy Darling. The first volume, Stars, beat the emotional crap out of me a year ago. When I saw that this was finally coming out September 20th and was on NetGalley so I wouldn't have to wait so long? Call me a martyr, I jumped on it.

Sunday morning I started it. Monday night I finished it and I almost felt sorry for the guy who sat next to me on the bus on my way to work. I only had a couple of chapters left when he sat down and I may have been doing a bit of ugly crying ... and he may have been in fear of me using his shirtsleeve as a handkerchief. He tried to ask if I was okay at one point, but I muttered something about pirates and may have threatened to stick a cannon somewhere uncomfortable if he didn't let me read in peace.

If I thought that Stars had beaten me, then Seas has totally destroyed me (and almost some innocent bystanders, too, in the process).

I need to take at least a day off before I even think about reading something more substantial than one of John's Wimpy Kid books. I'm a wreck. I'm a hot mess. I'm struggling just to get by knowing that I'll likely have to wait yet another year to find out what the heck is going on.


  1. Hmmm, not sure about this one for me, but, I think I'd read a bit more before deciding.

  2. Seems appropriate for a pirate to be reading about Peter Pan. I like retellings, and this one sounds like it has a heroic Wendy.

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  3. Hmmm? I'll have to look for the first book. Is this YA or adult? My YA teaser this week comes from The Initiation by Ridley Pearson which is the first book in the new Lock & Key trilogy. Happy reading!

    1. I'm guessing it would probably be classified as YA since Wendy is 16 in it ... but I tend to not pay too much attention to labels since I'm 40 and read "middle grade" ;)

  4. Not sure this is for me. No matter... My TT is probably the longest two-sentence TT ever! http://drchazan.blogspot.co.il/2016/09/teaser-tuesday-for-september-13-2016.html

  5. Your take on the book had me smiling and thinking that is a great recommendation.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  6. Ha-ha...I'm visualizing you on the bus, reading and crying...and threatening to stick a cannon somewhere. But yes, people need to leave readers alone. lol

    Thanks for sharing, and now I'm quite curious. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Wow. Quite an experience for you and the man, probably. Wonder what he thought when you muttered about pirates? LOL

    I'm intrigued by this teaser though and also wonder about the first one. I'll check it out.

  8. This summer I read Audrey Greathouse's The Neverland Wars, so this is an interesting take that adds character to Peter. I would continue reading on, but I understand the emotional is at full capacity.

  9. I LOVED Peter Pan as a girl - one of my favourite stories, so I'm really interested in this one - sounds like I need to get hold of 'Stars' though... My TT this week is - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/teaser-tuesday-13th-september-2016/

  10. Now you have me wanting to read these books! I like a good cry in public. LOL Over a book, at least. :-)

  11. Not my usual fare but it looks interesting. Enjoy!