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This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
I can’t wait for the conclusion of the trilogy set to be released on January 13, 2015. It is called ENSNARED and featured Jeb on the cover.
I love the cover of the third book so much better than the second. BUT, I am so torn between Jeb and Morpheus. AGH!!!! I don’t know who Alyssa will end up with in the end.
If you like this retelling, be sure to check out the Epic Reads (HarperCollins) Infographic of Classics Retellings.
Here is a link to the page with all their Infographics. Scroll down the page until you get to Classics for links to the books mentioned.