A teen girl finds herself lost on a dangerous adventure in this YA thriller by the acclaimed author of The Wicker King and The Weight of the Stars—reimagining Peter Pan for today’s world.
On Wendy Darling’s first night in Chicago, a boy called Peter appears at her window. He’s dizzying, captivating, beautiful—so she agrees to join him for a night on the town.
Wendy thinks they’re heading to a party, but instead they’re soon running in the city’s underground. She makes friends—a punk girl named Tinkerbelle and the lost boys Peter watches over. And she makes enemies—the terrifying Detective Hook, and maybe Peter himself, as his sinister secrets start coming to light. Can Wendy find the courage to survive this night—and make sure everyone else does, too?
Acclaimed author K. Ancrum has re-envisioned Peter Pan with a central twist that will send all your previous memories of J. M. Barrie’s classic permanently off to Neverland.
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About the Author
K. Ancrum is the author of the award-winning thriller The Wicker King, the interstellar lesbian romance The Weight of the Stars, and the Peter Pan thriller Darling. Ancrum is a Chicago native passionate about diversity and representation in young adult fiction. She currently writes most of her work in the lush gardens of the Chicago Art Institute.
Praise for Darling:
“Bright, beautiful, and deeply unsettling, Darling is pure magic. It will lure you in, but it won’t let you go.”—Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends and Even If We Break
“This spellbinding and diabolical adventure could only come from the brilliant mind of K. Ancrum. You’ll read it straight on till morning!”—Caleb Roehrig, author of The Fell of Dark
“Darling is the magnetic and addictive Peter Pan retelling we deserve. It takes you on a hurricane of an adventure filled with earnest and aching characters you will immediately want to protect, versus sinister and chilling truths you won’t see coming. I could not stop reading!”—C. G. Drews, author of A Thousand Perfect Notes and The Boy Who Steals Houses
“Darling is the Peter Pan retelling with the diverse cast and queer representation of your dreams.”—Aiden Thomas, New York Times–bestselling author of Cemetery Boys
“Spellbinding and psychologically compelling.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Upholding the spirit of adventure and the value of found family, Ancrum ramps up the tension . . . creating a layered reworking.”—Publishers Weekly