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The author of Alice takes readers back down the rabbit hole to a dark, twisted, and fascinating world based on the works of Lewis Carroll…

The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash—and hope is nowhere to be found.

Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King.

The pieces are set and the game has already begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful—the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen…


I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest description.

Red Queen (Chronicles of Alice) is a twisted take on an old classic. The story line and world building are very well-developed. Alice and Hatcher have just escaped the old city. Everything was to be green and beautiful, but when they arrived out side it is nothing but a scorched wasteland. Now Alice and Hatcher have to find out what caused the fire that burned the land, while looking for Hatcher’s daughter.  They are in for a twisted adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat. I loved this story and the way Christina Henry has portrayed the characters. This version of Alice is my new favorite classic. I recommend this book and series to everyone. I give RED QUEEN  5/5 STARS.




A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.

In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.

Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.

And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

ALICE is a darker, more twisted look into the world of Alice in Wonderland.  The characters and world building is very well-developed. Rabbit is not the fluffy bunny we all loved as a child, but one of four bosses of the Old City. He sells girls into the sex slave trade. The other bosses are the Walrus, Caterpillar, and Cheshire. The only one of theses bosses that is not into the sex slave trade is Cheshire. Now ten years ago Alice was found outside of New City jabbering about a rabbit, and she was covered in blood, and had a cut on her cheek. Her family thought she was crazy and a threat to herself. They locked her up in the asylum for ten years. While she is in there she becomes friends with the man who is in the room next door. They communicate through a mouse-hole in the wall. His name is Hatchet. He got the name when he was found with an ax in his hand and there was men dead all around him. He doesn’t remember anything from that day. He has gaps of memory loss. The night they escape the asylum is when it catches fire, and everything is in chaos. Something also escapes with them that has been locked up for a very long time in the basement.

He has been forgotten like the Magicians that put him there.  The name of the thing is called the Jabberwocky. Alice and Hatchet will travel across the Old City to find something the destroy the Jabberwocky, and also face what happened to them in the past. This book also has elements of the book of old, but in a more twisted sadistic way. I loved the book and could not put it down. I was rooting for Alice and Hatchet throughout the book. This is a great twist to an old tell. I recommend this book to everyone, and I give ALICE 5/5 STARS. Christina Henry has a hit on her hands with this book. If you love her Black Wing novels you will love this book. I want more Alice. 





Book Description

         Publication Date:         October 29, 2013
As a former Agent of Death, Madeline Black is no stranger to witnessing violent ends. But being the one to cause them is an entirely different story…
Despite her having saved Chicago from a vampire invasion, the Agency wants to get Maddy off their payroll—permanently. With the deadly Retrievers hot on her trail, she has no choice but to trust Nathaniel to port her to safety. But even the exotic and dangerous world that she winds up in is not as peaceful as she would have hoped. Caught in a turf war between a group of fae and a disturbingly familiar foe, Maddy soon discovers that the twisted plots of her grandfather, Lucifer, and his brothers extend even into this unknown realm.
Now, with enemies gathering on all sides, Maddy’s fate is looking darker than ever. And to protect her unborn son from her adversaries, she may have to tap into a power she hoped never to access…
I was given this book by Net Galley for an honest review.
**Spoiler Alert**
Black Heart is a fast paced, roller-coaster ride of a book. The character development and story line are very well done. For most of the book it is jus Maddy on another world. She was sent there by Nathaniel when the retrievers were sent after her by the Agency. She realizes that she is truly alone, and tries to find her way back to her world. In trying to locate the portal she has to destroy a threat that she has encountered before, the Cimic. In doing so she comes across her Uncle Daharan in his dragon form. She does not know why , but she feels a connection with him. When she returns to Chicago she has no homed to return to, for the retrievers have burned it down. J.B. finds her and takes her to his place. Things go horribly wrong from there very fast, and Maddy does not know who to trust anymore. She does not know who is behind the new threat, but now she has to kill Queen Titania before she kills her.
Maddy now has to embrace the darkness inside herself to kill one of the oldest Fae, otherwise Queen Titania will kill her and raise her son and teach him to hate her. After  she kills the Queen, the Agency sends the retrievers once again and Maddy breaks the chains that the agency has on the retrievers. Maddy now controls the retrievers, and fins out that Puck was behind it all.
I loved Black Heart and recommend this book to everyone so I give it 5/ 5 stars,