Alyssa Gardner is the great great great granddaughter of the famous Alice Liddell. This is the same Alice who was thought to be crazy after she told Lewis Carroll about her fantastic dreams. But maybe she wasn’t crazy. Maybe there really was a Wonderland …. but maybe it wasn’t the Wonderland that Lewis Carroll chose to tell us about. Maybe it was a much darker place… a place of dreams and nightmares, mischief and chaos, dark and light.
Original Review from May 2015:
Alice in Wonderland spinoff/continuation novel. That’s all it took to draw me to the book because I’m obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. This book definitely didn’t disappoint. It was the perfect combination of the familiar with the new. It had a whole new story to tell, about what really happened to Alice in Wonderland and what Alyssa had to do to set things right. I loved the characters. I thought they were very well written and very believable… Well, as believable as any made up creature can be.
It had been over a year since I read this for thge first time. Even with that much time passing, I did remember a lot of what happened in the book. That being said, I enjoyed this book just as much the second time around!
I love Alyssa as a character and I adore Morpheus! I still cannot stand Jeb and I dislike him more and more as I go through me reread. I love Howard’s version of Wonderland as well. It would be too cliche to have it match Carroll’s version so I love that it’s darker and more sinister. Everyone has their own agenda and everyone is good at keeping their true intentions hidden.
I still highly recommend reading this book!
Next review: Unhinged by AG Howard