I have always wanted a Steampunk Alice, this book isn’t quite what I had in mind but WOW, this was so much better and so unique! The story doesn’t exactly follow the Alice in Wonderland story but it does. You get the feel of the story but it’s just done so different. The people in the story are all from Alice. You have the Caterpillar, Hatter, Ellie, The Queen of Hearts, The White Queen, Cheshire, Dinah, Jack and a few more. I just loved how this was done and it’s an awesome love story with a really bad ass Alice.
Caterpillar and Alice used to be lovers and they worked for the Jabberwocky. When the Jabberwocky was killed Alice took the chance to escape that life style but she had to leave Caterpillar behind. A few years later, Alice is called on again by the Caterpillar to help her with a task he needs done in exchange for not harming the Hatter. Alice wants to help but realizes the only way to succeed is to get rid of the Queen of Hearts.
I loved the characters, Alice was such a strong character and I enjoyed following her on this adventure. I wasn’t sure about the Caterpillar at first but as the story progresses I found myself liking him a lot more. I did not, however, like the Queen of Hearts, talk about an evil villain, she was not sugar-coated at all in this book and I think that is what I liked the most. She was pure evil and it jumped off the pages. She gave me anxiety. I enjoyed the side characters also, Alice’s sister and the Hatter. I also like how the White Queen was used. The story was so easy to read and flowed beautifully. I loved devouring every word and the world build was rich and detailed. I loved everything about this book.
I can’t recommend this book enough, I am looking forward to reading more in Melanie Karsak’s fairytale Steampunk books. I HIGHLY recommend! A must read for Alice Fans! Even if you aren’t a fan of Alice you will be a fan of this book for sure. SOOOOOO GOOD!!!
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