WWW Wednesday #18

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

To join in you need to answer 3 questions..
•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

This week is a little different because I’m doing a lot of travelling this week, so I’m taking my trusty books along with me! So what I think I’ll read next will be pretty vague. I could probably fit in a few books during my journeys! I’m going to the Hay Festival which is a festival of Literature and Arts. I’m really excited about going. It’s renowned for its bookshops.. so I think I’ll be visiting those. I’m going with my sister who also blogs (Bibliobeth).  I’m back on Thursday (queuing this post!) before going back on my travels again for the weekend!

Anyway, on with WWW Wednesday!

What are you currently reading?

15790880I have to admit to falling in love with this book’s cover, I’m just starting it so I haven’t got much of an opinion on it yet!

What did you recently finish reading?

17726599This is a novella which gives a fresh, kind of eerie take on Alice In Wonderland. I enjoyed it, but it annoyed me that it was so short! I was just getting into the action and it stopped. My review can be found here.

What do you think you’ll read next?

As I said before, I’m taking a few books with me (well, my Kindle) on my journeys so I have a few that I have in mind to devour to pass the time! I’ll mention two of my books coming up next even though I could get through more…

16169879This is for a book club read and review with Bibliobeth. We’ll probably be together as we both read it, so we can have a good natter about it!

11385485This one sounded really intriguing and it’s something different to the Mr Selfridge read. Variety is the spice of life!

Please feel free to leave your links to your WWW Wednesday posts and I’ll respond on Thursday if not before!

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