Title: Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles (#1)
Author: J.M. Sullivan
Cover Rating: 4\5
Book Depository: Alice
Synopsis: Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.
Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote – if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.
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I was sent this book for review by Pen Name Publishing, so thank you for sending it my way.
First things first – this is not a cutsie Alice retelling. The best way to describe it is Zombies + Wonderland + Thriller = Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles. It is bloody, and bit graphic (in my opinion – I don’t read a lot of zombie books) so don’t expect anything light.
The writing was easy to follow, and totally worked for the story. The plot worked with the writing, and it differed from Alice in Wonderland, but you could still see points that were reminiscent of the original.
I liked Alice as a main character! At times I felt like she made somewhat anti-instinct decisions. If that makes sense.
One minute, she would be backing away from something dangerous, and then two sentence later she’s right up in it’s face again. That seemed like a stupid decision, especially if you’re supposed to have survival\apocalypse instincts.
Otherwise, I liked her a lot. She was very sarcastic and funny to me!
The side characters were the absolute best! I think I like Chess the most, but I really cannot decide.
I liked Sullivan’s take on the Queen of Hearts – she’s was annoying, as she should be, and perfectly manipulative.
There were multiple points where I just wanted to strangle her, and that’s exactly what should happen.
I couldn’t believe where it left off! I was literally skimming the pages because I was reading so fast, and then I see:
…Excuse me? You cannot just leave me like that!
It crushed me so much that book two is already on my TBR. I definitely suggest it to all the Wonderland fans out there!
–I have an interview with the author AND a giveaway coming out later today! So stay tuned!