My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Retelling of Alice in Wonderland stories have always been intriguing to me and with the cover art on this book, it was a must read for me. I wish I had read this sooner! I have been dying to read this book for a long time but I finally did it because of the #BeatTheBacklist challenge that I am participating in. I am happy that I added this book to the challenge because it has been taunting me from my Kindle.
I was so surprised by how much I liked this book and how much it made me think! My brain was constantly thinking about this story and what was happening, what was going to happen, what the characters were doing, etc. The world building and character development was so wonderfully done that if not for having more books to read on my backlist, I would have picked up the next book immediately! Basically this is a dissection of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The Lewis Carroll version is so trippy and doesn’t make a lot of sense sometimes. But A.G. Howard took care of that and wrote what she thought he was actually talking about. It changed how I have viewed the story in the past and makes so much more sense! I may actually add the next books to my backlist (if they aren’t on my TBR) so that I can read them now.
This was my first A.G. Howard book but it definitely won’t be my last. I will be checking out the other books outside of this series as well.