Follow The White Rabbit

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Patchwork Press

Synopsis:

For centuries, Wonderland thrived as the domain of beautiful bedlam and unapologetic madness. It was a place like no other. All it took was one girl slipping in through the cracks of the universe to start chaos spiraling toward order. In the 150 years since Alice’s visit, the realm has become tainted—almost normal. Rabbits in waistcoats and playing card minions are little more than creatures of myth, and Wonderland is literally falling to pieces.

For Gwen, Rose, and Lucky, Wonderland is home, and yet they know little of its former glory. When the Alice prophecy resurfaces, they’ll have one chance to use Wonderland’s own legends to bring a little mayhem back into their reality. For she who controls Alice controls the fate of Wonderland.

Thoughts:

I thought that I’d squeeze this novella in-between reads. I was intrigued by the synopsis as I love all things Alice In Wonderland. There has been many re-tellings of Alice in Wonderland, but I’m still always interested to read another author’s take.

Follow The White Rabbit stays true to the classic story of Alice in Wonderland, but it is still a fresh take. It has quite an eerie feel to it. I found it to be very well written. It was very descriptive which enabled the reader to visualise the Wonderland that Kellie Sheridan had created. The point of view changed with every chapter, which I found confusing to begin with, as I didn’t feel that I knew enough about the character before it changed again.

Kellie Sheridan didn’t use the original names of the characters in the Alice In Wonderland story by Lewis Carroll. Instead clues were given to each character’s identity throughout the novella.

Follow The White Rabbit is a novella and it just felt far too short. I know there are more books to come, but it felt like the action had just started going and then it abruptly finished, which was a shame as I was really enjoying it.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!
Reading next:
Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher

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Splintered

Splintered

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers, precisely the problem that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. Surely, she tells herself, it has nothing to do with the fact that she is directly descended from Alice Liddell, the real life inspiration for Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. But when her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong to bear, Alyssa learns that she’s not mad but she must find the origins of a secret family curse. A series of clues leads her through a cracked mirror into the real Wonderland, a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There she must decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy-but-suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland who may have dark motives all of his own.

Thoughts:

I have been wanting to read this book for a few months now. I think the first reason was because of its beautiful cover. Yes, once again, I’ve judged a book by its cover…with a cover as beautiful as this one it just had to be read! The second reason for me wanting to read Splintered is because I’ve always been intrigued by all things Alice In Wonderland. I’ve recently reread Alice In Wonderland and I felt surprised about how weird it actually was. I don’t remember being weirded out by it as a child but as an adult.. it really is a strange read.

Splintered was a wonderfully eerie fairy-tale. It was so detailed and descriptive that you could just imagine this version of Wonderland. I loved how the events in Splintered echoed Alice’s adventures. It was incredibly imaginative. Splintered is a great story in its own right though, it’s not a direct re-telling of Alice In Wonderland.

Alyssa was a great character. I love a strong character that’s not afraid to make mistakes. I liked that there was a little bit of romance although I never really warmed to Jeb. I found Morpheus a much more intriguing character.

A.G Howard really does have a talent for descriptive writing. The original characters of Alice In Wonderland become a lot more creepier in Splintered. Splintered is a fantastic read for any Alice in Wonderland or fairy-tale fan.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next:
Dead Time- Anne Cassidy