Search This Blog


Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Monday, April 28, 2014

A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them.

Goodreads Summary

Those fascinated by love triangles need to look no further. Does she go for the dark and mysterious drug dealer, or the more clean cut better choice. For most teenage girls this always seems to be the issue, torn between bad boy or nice guy. Wendy becomes immersed in the California surf culture in this re-telling of the classic Peter Pan story.

It was interesting to analyze the parallels that were attempted to be created to this story and the Disney classic. It does have its charm and certainly holds its place in being a modern take on the timeless fairy tale. The Peter Pan story with drugs just didnt appeal to me as much as it would to many others. That being said, I can see how this book would appeal to many young adult readers these days. Those who love the imagery of California cove and romance on a surfboard during sunset in the ocean will love this book. It is an interesting read and worth checking out.

Reviewed by Chris

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews. COPYRIGHT © 2014 LIVE TO READ


  1. bn100 said...:

    Sounds different