I saw a cover reveal for this book and I was unable to do it. Really bummed about it because this was right up my alley.
I have a strange obsession with not only fairytale’s with a twist but also Wonderland. Maybe it’s the madness in Wonderland that I love so much. When I see a re-telling of this type of book I MUST read them. So it was no surprise when I saw this book on netgalley I could barely contain my excitement and with fingers crossed I press the request buttons. It really felt like my birthday when my request was accepted (which just so happened to be 5 days before my actual birthday 5/28). I was so excited I could hardly stop from jumping up and down.
This is a novella about 21K words and it was 21K words that are totally worth the read. I loved this book.
Follow the White Rabbit
(Beautiful Madness, #1)
Published May 21st 2013 by Patchwork Press
Received from NETGALLEY
This is my opinion and honest review of the book
NO compensation was give for reviewing this book
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.
First let me say when you get ready to read this book it is the first in a series so it is rather short. The build up of what to expect in the next book and I can’t wait to read more.
The book starts sort of haunting with an unknown person driving trying to reach Chicago. After seeing a ghost girl the driver is in an accident….
Wonderland is pretty much a normal place, sort of, it still is considered a place ruled by both a Red Queen and a White Queen but things are not like they use to be. Wonderland doesn’t have giant talking flowers or talking animals. It’s lacking a lot of madness.
The story follows three girls all who have a part to play in the story. Rose is the NEW white queen who has seen the coming of something huge. Gwen knows something is coming and believes wonderland will make it happen. Everything seems to be aligning just right. Lucky is a little shy but for some reason she keeps passing out and goes someplace else for a while before returning back to her body. You meet a few more people and it’s is pretty much a build up to the next book.
I have to tell you just with the information that was given in this book. I am all in. I cannot wait to see what happens and were the story goes. I loved the writing, I loved the story and I really loved the characters.
It is officially a favorite for me even without reading the next book.
Since the book is so short I really can’t give that much away. I really don’t want to spoil it. It’s a great new twist on the wonderland story. Really look forward to reading more and reading more from this author
4/5 ~ TOTALLY recommend this book.
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The next one is called Awake and Dreaming
I have no details on when it comes out
This is the cover from Goodreads.
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