Reading Level: Adult
Length: 304 pages
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Chronicles of Alice
Rating: 5/5 stars
“The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash—and hope is nowhere to be found.
Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King.
The pieces are set and the game has already begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful—the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen…”
This continues The Chronicles of Alice and I liked this book even better than the first book in the series. This book had more questing, adventuring, and magic than the first. It was still a very very dark story but it didn’t have quite as much violence as the first book did.
I really enjoyed it and I absolutely loved the writing style Henry wrote the story in. The writing style is very fairytale-like and descriptive and really makes the story come alive.
This is one of those book where you just never know what’s going to be on the next page; it’s just one incredibly creative surprise after the next.
I love that Hatcher and Alice both grow as characters throughout the story in their own twisted way. Alice spends a vast portion of this book alone, something she’s never been in her whole life, and it helps her to gain new strength both in her magic and in her confidence.
I continue to adore the strangely sweet relationship that Hatcher and Alice have for each other, it just fits the tone of the book so absolutely perfectly.
The end of this book wraps things up nicely and then sets up for another adventure in the future for Hatcher and Alice.
Overall I am absolutely adoring this series and can’t wait to read more about Hatcher and Alice. The writing is beautiful, the story is very creative, and I love the dark fairytale like quality to it. I am dying to see what adventures the third book holds for us!