Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan

Genre: Young Adult, Fairytale, Retelling, Zombies

Pages: 360

Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by Pen Name Publishing

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“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.


My Thoughts

Have I gone mad?

Well, I believe if you read an Alice retelling or you’re reading a zombie book – yes, yes on some level you have gone mad. But let me tell you something all the best readers are.

I was let down by a Zombie/Alice book before, Alice in Zombieland was not what I was hoping for, but this is a true zombie story. The Zombies are violent creatures and they are called Momerath’s, they carry a virus and if they bite a person they will become infected.

The premise goes like this, a few years back a virus broke loose and since then there has been a zombie outbreak, there are those who are carriers of the virus, it’ll remain dormant until their immune system is compromised and they will eventually turn into a zombie. Alice’s parents are gone and all she has is her older sister, Dinah. When Dinah begins to show signs of the virus, Alice takes off to find a cure and along the way she meets the cast of Wonderland – except not how you remember them.

Sullivan has introduced Alice in the way that Seth Grahame-Smith introduced us to Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies. There are remnants of the actual story in there with hints of new and reimagined characters. All the while Alice is true to her curious self, who questions things at every turn.

There is a hint of romance but nothing that actually overrides the story or distracts you from the task at hand, and any questions you may have had on who, what, when, where and how are answered.

So, if you’re a fan of Alice, Zombies and action packed YA-Fantasy, check it out!

Out of all of the Alice characters, who is your favorite? Comment below and I’ll share mine. ❤


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