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HOOKED reviews



This revisionist fantasy with provocative philosophical verve and depth incites empathy for a most engaging anti-hero while revealing the primal maliciousness imbedded within the tale of Peter Pan. Reclusive Jonathan Stuart inherits a living nightmare when he’s bequeathed an ancestral sword and the personal log of Jas. Hook, captain of the Jolly Roger. Prophetic nightmares, crumbling romance, and an unexpected pregnancy are only the start of Stuart’s problems. Soon he’s dragged into Never Land, a place where cruelty spreads with smiles and adults are denied death. Icons Wendy, Pan, and the Lost Boys are stripped of syrupy sentiment, and Stuart is forced to play pirate in a demon boy’s escapades. Weiss emphasizes the horrific heart of Faerie in a poetically lush exposé of fragile reality and tormented psyches... this acrobatic juggling of archetypes challenges preconceived notions of right and wrong and highlights the fear at the heart of children’s frolic. (BookLife, November 11/14/14)

Hooked was a very interesting and terrifying novel that messes with the mind… The fact that the story of Peter Pan was turned into this dark horror filled novel was awesome! I'm not really a horror person, but I totally enjoyed Jonathan's outlook on everything.

Overall, I definitely plan to reread this book again because it was so good and it scared me at some parts…


— Amazon review

This was a spectacular book. I loved Peter Pan when I was younger and I have never read anything from Hook's point of view. It was so mysterious and kept me wondering what was going on until the end.


— Amazon review

What I found so intriguing about this book was actually not the plot, as compelling as that was. What I found so provocative was the way in which the author let you watch helplessly and participate in the hero's descent into madness. The wonderful pace at which this tailspin occurs is masterful. That alone makes it worth the read…

— Amazon review

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