Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

Tink by Martha O'Connor

In the traditions of Gregory Maguire's Wicked and Geraldine Brooks' March, Tink is the dark and fearless biography of an all-too misunderstood character from one of childhood's best-loved classic novels. Tink takes a Neverland born of youthful imagination and infuses it with dark, multilayered conflicts, telling the romantic, brutal, and ultimately hopeful tale of the changeling known as Tinker Bell. Heretofore, Tink was merely a jealous faery who played second fiddle to Peter Pan; but this bold new novel reveals her to be a complicated, sensual, powerful, and in some ways tragic woman haunted by her past and battling her own demons of drink and obsession. Along the way, Tink finds herself intertwined with such classic characters as Captain James Hook and Wendy Darling, whose motivations and actions are far more complex than anyone ever thought.

Tink will be published in hardcover by G. P. Putnam's Sons in late 2008 or early 2009, with a paperback to follow.

As far as I know, there is no cover available for this book. Which really sucks because I want to see what it looks like! I LOVE tinkerbell. I think she's cute (once you get over her spiteful pixie ways....) and I own a lot of merchandise with her face on it. From shirts (actually, I'm wearing one right now!) to jewelry and pens to binders... I don't know why I like tinkerbell so much (or how my preference for her over the Disney princesses even started) but I do! The fact that she's being transferred into the literary world is double the awesome for me! (I'm not counting the original Peter Pan book) ;P Martha O'Connor also wrote another book and if you want to know more about her, click here.


  1. Awww- no cover?! I'm a fellow Disney fan, and this story sounds wonderful! Can't wait to read!

  2. Sounds interesting (though decidedly un-Disney).

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  3. Tink? That is so cool, Sandy! I want to see a cover too!

  4. I would love to see the raw and real version of Tink!

  5. This one sounds awesome, it's definitely going on my list. I'm always interested in stories like these. I love Tink, so thanks for posting about this one

  6. Hi, just visiting from La Coccinelle's site where I too received an award - what a nice way of getting to know about other bloggers.

    I've enjoyed your site and now find myself with another book for my want to read list - thanks for that review. By the way I love your blogs name.

  7. OMG
    I am ALLLL over this.
    Thanks for the heads up!
    *high five*

  8. I love the sound of this. Peter Pan's one of my favourite stories. :-D I'm currently reading Wicked and I love anything that's an adaptation of such a legendary tale.

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