I have read several awesome reviews about this book and I was lucky enough to get a chance to read this from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen is an amazing extension on a fairy tale that we all know. I love these kinds of books; Gregory Maguire is one of my favorite authors and that is his specialty. I had high expectations for this book, and they were all met with flying colors.
So, what if the story we all know and love isn’t true? What if Peter Pan really is a tyrant and Hook is the victim, doomed to suffer Peter’s constant tyranny for all eternity? Like my Intro to American History professor always said, “The victors write history” and that rings true in Alias Hook.
We learn why James Benjamin Hook ended up in Neverland in the first place, making him the only grown up in a world meant only for children, and why he is stuck there. Also, a very real grownup woman somehow dreams herself into Neverland, which is against Peter’s rules so she is in serious danger. Could her arrival be Captain Hook’s salvation? His escape from the eternal hell Peter Pan has trapped him in for 200 year?
Pick yourself up a copy today as Alias Hook gets a 4 out of 5 stars from me. I highly recommend this book for those who like fairy tale re-tellings as much as I do. The release date is TODAY!