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  • Reanne Powell

Dust by Kara Swanson

This is a YA (young adult) Peter Pan retelling, and transports you into a magical world of Lost Boys, pirates and pixie dust.

Claire’s twin brother disappeared as a child. When her search brings her to London, she encounters a boy she didn’t think existed: Peter Pan. Peter is stranded in London and desperately trying to get back to Neverland. When he meets Claire, he realizes she might be the key to getting back to his home.

I loved the character development in this story. We see Peter struggle with growing up and taking responsibility for his actions, while Claire has to learn to let go of her fears and embrace childlike hope.

I rarely read fantasy, but I really enjoyed this one! However, Kara Swanson does end the book with a cliffhanger, so it might be a good idea to have the sequel on hand!

This is a great book for a younger teenage audience. Especially those who love fairytales and fantasy!


Overall: 4/5

Age: 13+


Find it at your local bookstore or buy it online:

Canada: Paperback - Kindle - Audio

From the back cover:

The truth about Neverland is far more dangerous than a fairy tale.

Claire Kenton believes the world is too dark for magic to be real - since her twin brother was stolen away as a child. Now Claire's desperate search points to London...and a boy who shouldn't exist.

Peter Pan is having a beastly time getting back to Neverland. Grounded in London and hunted by his own Lost Boys, Peter searches for the last hope of restoring his crumbling island: a lass with magic in her veins.

The girl who fears her own destiny is on a collision course with the boy who never wanted to grow up. The truth behind this fairy tale is about to unravel everything Claire thought she knew about Peter Pan - and herself.


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