Title: Becoming Hook
Genre: YA Fantasy/Fairytale Pre-telling
When sixteen year old James Allison (Jas) joins her Uncle Blackbeard’s crew, she has a plan: Find treasure and start a new life, putting living as a boy behind her. But when conniving Tinkerbell strands them in dangerous Neverland and a flying boy stabs Blackbeard with a poisoned knife, instead of searching for treasure, it’s a cure. Captured by by Peter and the Lost Boys, all seems lost – until a native, Tiger Lily, offers help. In exchange, Jas and the pirates must never return. Their journey leads to friendship and something Jas can’t deny – she’s falling in love. As talk of war between the Indians and pirates brews, they race to find the cure amid interference from psychotic Peter. It’s jealousy that drives Jas and Peter towards battle and it’s love that will tear Neverland apart. Jas must decide: Become the pirate she was meant to be or lose everything.
The long bandage squeezes my breasts but I pull it tighter – until the binding digs in and pinches my skin as the ship creeks, mocking my frustration.