8 Peter Pan Retellings To Transport You To Neverland

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With these captivating and imaginative Peter Pan retellings, you can transport yourself into Neverland and expect to see many beloved characters from the childhood tale.

From dark Peter Pan retellings that paint Peter in a more ominous light to ones with unexpected romances between Peter and his arch nemesis, this curated list has a great mix of options.

For more fairy tale retellings, check out these reimagined tales of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.

Read on for the best Peter Pan retellings.

Dust by Kara Swanson

In a world devoid of her brother, Claire Kenton has long since given up on hope and her belief in magic. Set on finding her twin, the 19-year-old ventures off to London in hopes of discovering new clues and answers to his disappearance. Everything changes when her path collides with the boy whose existence proves that magic does exist: Peter Pan.

Grounded in London and unable to return to Neverland, Peter must track down the one person who has the power to help him find his way back: Claire Kenton. Together the two join forces, but in a world where magic exists, nothing is ever as it seems. 

Dust is a captivating young adult Peter Pan retelling overflowing with magic, love, and a dash of pixie dust.

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Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Ten years came and went in the real world. Now Peter is ready to return home – to Neverland. Expectations of fanfare and welcome home parties shatter upon realizing that his time away had little impact on the residents of Neverland. The only person who did miss him is none other than his longtime rival, Captain Hook.

Overflowing with magic, intrigue, and forbidden love, Peter Darling is a must-read for fans of Peter Pan. Not only will you see all the classic aspects of the well-known tale, but you can also expect some twists, including a romance between the two nemeses. 

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Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

Once Peter’s favorite lost boy. Now his most hated. 

From the moment Jamie fell out of Peter’s favor, the pixie dust disappeared, and his eyes opened to the manipulative nature of Peter Pan – a realization that forever altered his life in Neverland.

Dark, chilling, and hauntingly beautiful, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook is a gritty retelling of Peter Pan that gives readers an inside look at the darker side of Neverland and the boy who never grows up.

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The Child Thief by Brom

In this dark reimagining of Peter Pan, Brom brings us a spellbinding tale that is as enchanting as it is macabre.

Fans of dark adult fantasy and fairy tale retellings will fall in love with this unique take on the beloved story, so prepare for some sleepless nights because you will not be escaping Neverland anytime soon.

As one of the best dark Peter Pan retellings, I recommend adding it to your bookshelf because it is a fairy tale reimagining that will give you a new view of Peter and his home in Neverland.

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Stars by Colleen Oakes

Wendy Darling is perfectly content with her life. Between her blossoming relationship with a local bookseller’s son and her high-society London lifestyle, nothing could tempt her away from her life. At least, that was the case until Peter Pan flew into her life and steered her and her brothers off to Neverland. 

Soon she learns that Neverland and Peter are not as they seem. Hidden behind the magical facade of Neverland lives a devious boy who has the potential to become her biggest nightmare.

With fantastical creatures and the boy with eternal youth, Stars is a compelling Peter Pan reimagining that has all the workings of the classic fairy tale with a dash of darkness.

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Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

In this stunning debut novel from Aiden Thomas, we are thrust into an imaginative retelling about our resident fairytale hero Peter Pan. 

After five disappearance-free years, the town’s sense of safety is shattered when kids begin vanishing once again. 

Faced with the past, Wendy attempts to outrun it by fleeing only to almost run over an unconscious boy in the middle of the road who goes by Peter – a boy who existed solely in her dreams. 

Until now.

Lost in the Never Woods is an engaging retelling perfect for fans of Peter Pan.

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Hooked by Emily McIntire

James has one thing on his mind: vengeance. Desperate to have his revenge on Peter Michaels, James sets his sights on Peter’s twenty-year-old daughter Wendy.

What starts as a way to get back at Peter slowly turns into more when Wendy proves to be nothing like her cold and calculating father – a little fact that changes everything. 

Steamy, dark, and gritty, Hooked is a stunning Peter Pan with loads of spice. If you are in the market for a dark fairy tale romance, I recommend adding this to your TBR list.  

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The Never King by Nikki St. Crowe

The day the Darling women turn eighteen, they disappear. And when they return, they are never the same. 

Now it’s Winnie’s turn. 

The Never King is a darkly sexy retelling of the well-renowned tale of Peter Pan. If you love fairytale retellings with more than a sprinkling of spice, I recommend adding this page-turner to your TBR list.

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