Saturday, 4 June 2016

SERIES: Alice in Wonderland book adaptations. #1 Alice by Christina Henry

This is the first review of Alice in Wonderland boom adaptions. Alice by Christina Henry *NO SPOILERS*.
Firstly, I really enjoyed this book and I gave it five stars on Goodreads.

The story starts with Alice trapped in an mental asylum. She can't remember why she's kept there, only flash backs of a tea party with her friend and a rabbit. However, the result of the 'party' is her friend missing and Alice covered in blood.
The asylum that Alice now lives in is situated in 'Old City' a place full of criminals, juxtapositioning 'New City'. Alice has an interesting relationship with a character called Hatcher who was in the cell next to hers. Hatcher, who has a thing for axes and bloodlust, takes Alice on a journey...

The adaption is very different from others I have read. It is very dark and kept me on the edge of my seat...Literally! I read this book in two sittings. The characters are portrayed in interesting ways, for example, the Cheshire Cat is a title for a character. Cheshire is portrayed as human with some cat aspects to make the character more believable in a real life. We stay in 'Old City' so all the magical things happen in a run down suburbs, not Wonderland. The journey reminded me of America McGee's Alice video game. It is a warped and twisted version of Wonderland, made scarier as it's set in real life.

I would recommend this book to anyone that is into thrillers, murder mysteries and science fiction. There is some graphic content just to let you all know!

Stay tuned for another Alice in Wonderland adaptation review!

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