Mar 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (72)

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I haven't been a reader of MG, but this year I'm making an exception. I want to venture into more types of books, and anyway, I CANNOT RESIST all these awesome sounding books. And the following book? It sounds SUPER AWESOME. Like, GIVE IT TO ME NOW.

Title: Hook's Revenge
Author: Heidi Schulz; illustrator, John Hendrix
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publishing Date: September 16, 2014
Pages: 304
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Captain Hook's feisty daughter hits the high seas to avenge her father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile in Heidi Schulz's spirited middle-grade debut.

Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of becoming every bit as daring as her infamous father, Captain James Hook. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. When she's sent to Miss Eliza Crumb-Biddlecomb's Finishing School for Young Ladies, Jocelyn's hopes of following in her father's fearsome footsteps are lost in a heap of dance lessons, white gloves, and way too much pink.

So when Jocelyn receives a letter from her father challenging her to avenge his untimely demise at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile, she doesn't hesitate-here at last is the adventure she has been waiting for. But Jocelyn finds that being a pirate is a bit more difficult than she'd bargained for. As if attempting to defeat the Neverland's most fearsome beast isn't enough to deal with, she's tasked with captaining a crew of woefully untrained pirates, outwitting cannibals wild for English cuisine, and rescuing her best friend from a certain pack of lost children, not to mention that pesky Peter Pan who keeps barging in uninvited.

The crocodile's clock is always ticking in Heidi Schulz's debut novel, a story told by an irascible narrator who is both dazzlingly witty and sharp as a sword. Will Jocelyn find the courage to beat the incessant monster before time runs out?

Is your pick this week a super-fun sounding Middle Grade?


  1. Wow! captain Hook's feisty daughter! There's a new take. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Great choice! It seems like it will be an interesting book. :) New follower BTW

  3. This sounds really interesting! I'll have to check it out. Great pick!

    My WoW


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