Fairytale Friday #1

Fairytale Friday is a weekly feature where I will showcase some of the amazing fairytales out there and some of their retellings.

For my first Fairytale Friday I am picking Peter Pan!! OK, so I know what you are thinking? Cheating!!! Maybe so! A lot of people wouldn't class as the story of Peter Pan as a fairytale. But to me, it is! And who knows? In Hundreds of years it could become a beloved fairytale like, Snow White or Beauty and Beast.

Peter Pan has been my obsession since I was around 7. I was captivating by this cheeky chap. He was my first book crush. The Story (not the disney version) is actually quite dark which I loved! Don't get me wrong the disney version is my favourite disney movie ever!!! :) So in this post I want to share the original as well as a few of the retellings that are out there that involved Peter or other characters from the beloved story. Enjoy and Happy Reading!!

Title: Peter Pan
Author: JM Barrie
Neverland is home to Peter Pan, a young boy who has never grown up. On one of his visits to London, Peter makes the acquaintance of young Wendy Darling, whom he invites to travel with him to Neverland and become the mother of his gang of Lost Boys. Flying through the night sky to Neverland, Wendy and her brothers John and Michael are soon caught up in marvellous adventures with the Indian Princess Tiger Lily, the loyal fairy Tinker Bell and Peter's nemesis, a sinister hook-handed pirate known as Captain Hook. Spun by J.M. Barrie from his stage play of the same name, Peter Pan is a timeless classic of children's literature.

Title: Peter Pan in Scarlet
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Neverland is calling again...Something is wrong in Neverland. Dreams are leaking out-strangely real dreams, of pirates and mermaids, of warpaint and crocodiles. For Wendy and the Lost Boys it is a clear signal-Peter Pan needs their help, and so it is time to do the unthinkable and fly to Neverland again. But back in Neverland, everything has changed-and the dangers they find there are far beyond their dreams...Specially commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children as the winner of their competition to write the official sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Scarlet is a thrilling adventure that you will never forget. Proceeds from every copy sold will go to benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Title: Hook and Jill (Hook and Jill #1)
Author: Andrea Jones

In this startling new vision of a cultural classic, Wendy intends to live happily ever after with Peter Pan. But Time, like this tale,behaves in a most unsettling way. As Wendy mothers the Lost Boys in Neverland, they thrive on adventure. She struggles to keep her boys safe from the Island's many hazards, but she finds a more subtle threat encroaching from an unexpected quarter. . . . The children are growing up, and only Peter knows the punishmen

Title: Tiger Lily
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

Title: Another Pan (Another #2)
Author: Daniel Nayeri, Dina Nayeri
In this pulse-quickening sequel to ANOTHER FAUST, an ancient Egyptian spell is turning the tony Marlowe School into a sinister underworld. Will all hell break loose? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the legend is real—when they recite from its pages and descend into a snaking realm beneath the Manhattan school. As the hallways darken, and dead moths cake the floor, a charismatic new R.A. named Peter reveals that their actions have unleashed a terrible consequence: the underworld and all its evil is now seeping into Marlowe. Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri return to reimagine Peter Pan as a twisty, atmospheric, and fast-paced fantasy about the perils of immortality
 Title: Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth
Author : JV Hart

With his long black curls, a shadowy family tree, and an affinity for pet spiders, James Matthew bears little resemblance to his starched-collar, blue-blooded peers at Eton. Dubbed King Jas., he stops at nothing to become the most notorious underclassman in the prestigious school's history. For James, sword fighting, falling in love with an Ottoman Sultana, and challenging the Queen of England are all in a day's skullduggery. But when he sets sail on a ship with a mysterious mission, King Jas.' dream of discovering a magical island quickly turns into an unimaginable nightmare.

Screenwriter J. V. Hart traces the evolution of J. M. Barrie's classic villain from an eccentric outcast to the scourge of Neverland.

Well....that is just some of the retellings!! If you can think of any more PLEASE let us know below. 
And why not give us a suggestions for the next "Fairytale Friday"



  1. Oooh I like this meme! I love fairytale re-tellings and so this will be a great way to find me some new books to read :) I love the story of Peter Pan but I haven't actually read the book. I loved the film with Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland and of course I loved the Disney version. Have you read Tiger Lily? Is it any good?

  2. I haven't read Tiger Lily but I plan on buying it next month!!! It sounds amazing!!


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