Hey Fellow Bookworms!
Today I am going to review a book that I had the honor of reading an ARC copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher. Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay, is a dark journey back into Wonderland that will keep you up late into the night to finish reading it.
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“Alice’s stories of Wonderland did more than raise a few eyebrows—it landed her in an asylum. Now at 15 years of age, she’s willing to do anything to leave, which includes agreeing to an experimental procedure. When Alice decides at the last minute not to go through with it, she escapes with the White Rabbit to Wonderland and trades one mad house for another: the court of the Queen of Hearts. Only this time, she is under orders to take out the Queen. When love, scandal, and intrigue begin to muddle her mission, Alice finds herself on the wrong side of the chopping block.”
This story is told from two points of view: Alice’s and Rosamund a.k.a. The Queen of Hearts. It also starts off in two different settings an Asylum and Wonderland. What I really loved about this story is the author took a beloved classic and put a new, dark twist to it. There are also so many different twists and turns that you won’t know how the story is going to end until the author wants you too. With this story being told from two points of view, you get a different story and you honestly get a deeper glimpse into the Queen of Hearts. In the classic Alice and Wonderland, all you really know about the Queen of Hearts is that she beheads people that cross her or make her mad, which is the same case in this story, however you get to see that there is more to her than what you originally thought.
All of the beloved characters make an appearance and let’s say a lot has changed since we first visited Wonderland. I loved reading about how my favorite characters lives have changed since the classic in this retelling. H.J. Ramsey gives you a whole new tale of Alice in Wonderland, but still keeps the spirit of the classic story alive. This is a story for a new generation, and I believe it could be as big as the classic if given the chance. If you love Alice in Wonderland, than you need to pick up a copy of this book, which was released on August 1, 2019.
Don’t miss this new, dark, adventurous trip down Wonderland!