Alice (The Wanderland Chronicles Book 1)

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13+
Release Date
August 07, 2018
ISBN
978-1948583039
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Sixteen-year-old Alice Carroll hardly remembers life before the plague. After the death of her mother, Alice has learned to survive the dangerous new world with the help of her sister, Dinah. But when Dinah contracts the 'un-deadly' Momerath Virus, Alice must leave the safety of the Sector in search of an antidote, or her sister will be worse than dead, she'll be momerath.

Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with a cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into a world she never knew existed. To save her sister, Alice must navigate the strange city and its inhabitants quickly, because in Wanderland the ravenous momerath aren't the only danger lurking.

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A MUST READ
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First of all, I was given an advanced copy of this novel for my honest review...and I'm so glad I got this privilege!! I've read many retellings of Alice or stories based on the beloved Wonderland I knew and loved that fell short of my hopes and standards. I wanted them to be different, unique, and share my favorite moments or lines from the oh so quotable creation it was. Yet, none shared any connection other than the name of Alice or location of some type of Wonderland. In comes my new friend J.M Sullivan and her Wanderland Chronicles featuring Alice. I was excited from the first moment I chatted with her about her novel and was eager to get my hands on a copy. I had high hopes for this retelling of Alice and I was not disappointed.

Not only does this author intertwine the memorable lines, characters, and personalities of the original story, but she was able to recreate the beautiful chaos of Wonderland in her post apocalyptic Arizona Wanderland that was infested with disease ridden beings. Instead of singing flowers and toked up bugs, Sullivan reinvented each beloved character in a dark, twisted, and superb way. I immediately fell down the rabbit hole with Alice and enjoyed every single moment! Sullivan kept the iconic lines we adults remember from childhood and played up the imagination of Wonderland for a wide range of ages to get into.

I highly recommend this novel to any Alice lover who may also have a evil side and enjoy a wonderful retelling of a fantastic childhood story. Alice is the fairytale I've been waiting for in my adult life. Complete with hidden gems, messages, and gore it's a novel that will drive you completely mad -- but don't worry, we're all mad here.

So go! Pick it up and read because it has seriously been the best retelling of Alice in Wonderland I've ever read!
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Nailed it!
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WOW!!!
Excellent retake on Alice in Wonderland! This is not your cute Disney kids show. Even for those who are not familiar with the classic story, this story is a run-away train with non-stop action, colorful characters and all the tension a reader could ask for. J.M. Sullivan is an author to watch for. Her writing pulls the reader into the story and you find yourself holding your breath one minute and cheering the next. I will definitely be watching for the sequel(s) to the Wonderland series. Don’t plan on getting much sleep until the final page.
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Review of Alice, The Wanderland Chronicles
By J.M. Sullivan
Release date May 16, 2017
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Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles is a great retelling
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This was my first retelling, and J.M. Sullivan sold me on them! What a ride this book will take you on. There was never a dull moment. I enjoyed many things about this book, but I especially enjoyed Alice's strength. From fighting the momerath and Matt Hatta to her verbal spars with Chess, she's definitely a strong female whom readers will admire. Well done.
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Lots of action!
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