Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hooks Little Mermaid by Suzanna Lynn

Hook's Little Mermaid audiobook cover artBook Description:
Captain James Hook was once a good man trying to make a somewhat honest living. He is a pirate, after all. However, after getting word that a boy named Peter Pan played a part in the death of a dear loved one, Hook makes it his sole purpose to hunt down and destroy the fiend.
On his journey for vengeance, the captain encounters many new comrades, including a young girl named Red and a fairy called Tinker Bell, and both push him to reconsider his desire for justice.
The accidental rescue of a mermaid leads him on a whirlwind adventure in Neverland. The journey is not a simple one, considering Pan, the Lost Boys, mermaids, and magic all come into play. After several misadventures, Hook must choose between the possibility of a new life with love and his much-desired retaliation against Pan.
Once everything is said and done, will the captain be able to overcome his need for revenge? Will he let compassion steer him toward love? Or will Captain Hook live up to his villainous reputation?

My Thoughts:
I loved this story.  My 10 year old and I listened to these books (out of order of course!) and we couldn't get enough.  The retelling of Hook and the Little Mermaid's story was great.  James is a pirate captain who is determined to get revenge on Peter Pan.
In the midst of it, he gets involved with mermaids and fairies.  The story isn't the one we are used to and it was fabulous! It draws you in and you have to know what happens next.  Since we listened to them out of order, we weren't surprised by the ending but it was still a fun ride to get there.  The characters are great.  The story line keeps you entertained and the narrator took some getting used to but really did a good job with the voices.
It was a 4/5 for us.