*** Winner: Realm Award, Fantasy *** *** Winner: Alliance Award, Reader's Choice *** *** Finalist: Christy Award, Young Adult ***
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.
About the Author
As the daughter of missionaries, Kara Swanson spent her childhood running barefoot through the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea. Able to relate with characters dropped into a unique new world, she quickly fell in love with the fantasy genre. The award-winning author of The Girl Who Could See, Kara is passionate about crafting stories of light shattering darkness, connecting with readers, and becoming best friends with a mermaid-though not necessarily in that order. Kara chats about coffee, fairy tales and bookish things online (@karaswansonauthor) and at karaswanson.com.
"Swanson introduces a modern sensibility and maturity in this thoughtful revisiting . . . an intriguing experience." — Publishers Weekly — Publishers Weekly
"Delightfully twisted . . . a charming and engaging read." — Lorehaven magazine
— Lorehaven Magazine
"This twist on Peter Pan weaves in a little romance and some action and adventure." — School Library Journal — School Library Journal
"A vibrant, mesmerizing storyteller and original voice in young adult fiction." —Tosca Lee, New York Times best-selling author — Tosca Lee
"Dust sparkles with hope, magic, and a little bit of pixie dust. If you loved Peter Pan as a child, you’ll devour every gorgeous page of this romantic adventure! I can’t wait to see what happens next!” — Lorie Langdon, award-winning author of Olivia Twist and the Doon Series
— Lorie Langdon
“A whimsical imagining of the dark side of Neverland. Dust takes readers beyond the fairytale and, if possible, brings even more enchantment to the already beloved story." — Nadine Brandes, award-winning author of A Time to Die, Fawkes, and Romanov
— Nadine Brandes
“With vivid descriptions, conflicted characters, and spirited pacing, Dust has it all. Swanson’s captivating sense of wonder makes this novel an immersive journey into a land you’ve visited in your dreams—and sometimes your nightmares.” — Christopher Hopper, best-selling author of Ruins of the Galaxy — Christopher Hopper