“Always protect your queen.”
Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.
Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote – if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.
He was definitely an odd one. Alice didn’t think she’d ever figure him out. Then again, she hadn’t completely decided if she wanted to.
Wow!! Thank you Julie Sullivan for writing a book that intrigued me so much I was forced to read something outside the comfort of my usual genre.
I loved every minute of it.
Alice is a wonderful retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Only in this adaptation Alice’s trip to Wanderland is much more dangerous than the original. This time Alice is forced to confront the Momerath – humans who have been infected with a terrible virus meaning they are now zombified monsters.
We follow Alice’s journey into Wanderland as she searches for a cure for her sister Dinah who she believes maybe infected with the un-deadly virus.
Along the way she meets some familiar characters such as Chess, Matt Hatta and the infamous Red Queen.
I love the character development. Julie has done an amazing job of creating brand new characters while still keeping some of the characteristics of the original ones. I especially love Chess with his ‘trademark grin’ and constant disappearing.
I loved how the story was gradually explained as the book went on and how the characters ties with each other were pulled together. There were elements of the story that I anticipated, however there was one reveal that totally caught me unaware.
Overall if your a fan of Alice retelling then this book is fantastic. It’s also an amazing book for fans of zombies/horror (think Resident Evil meets The Walking Dead). I’m already counting down until the next book and I’m sure you will be too.
Finally, if you do choose to read it, don’t forget to watch out for the hidden message throughout the pages!!