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A blade so black

by McKinney, L. L.,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 24 copies
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Summary

" A Blade So Black is the fantasy book I've been waiting for my whole life ."
--Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times -bestselling author of The Hate U Give

L.L. McKinney's A Blade So Black delivers an irresistible urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland ... but it's not the Wonderland you remember.

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head... literally.

Debut author L.L. McKinney delivers an action-packed twist on an old classic, full of romance and otherworldly intrigue.

And don't miss the thrilling sequel, A Dream So Dark !

An Imprint Book

"Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer ... Delectable." -- Entertainment Weekly

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* McKinney delivers an explosive, kick-ass debut, described by the author herself as, What if Buffy fell down the rabbit hole instead of Alice? This Alice is a black teen girl who is first seen fleeing a hospital after learning of her dad's death. She then stumbles upon Wonderland resident Addison Hatter and witnesses him battling a Nightmare, an evil entity from the dream realm of Wonderland that, as a mortal, Alice isn't supposed to be able to see. Her ability to see these dark, pernicious beings marks her as a human who can kill Nightmares instead of simply sending them back to Wonderland. As a result, Addison begins training Alice to battle Nightmare creatures. When Addison is poisoned, Alice must find an antidote by journeying into the heart and bowels of Wonderland a place that is as dangerous as it is whimsical, as deadly as it is beautiful. McKinney breathes new life and fierce empowerment into Carroll's classic. Her Wonderland is menacing, lush, and unique and populated by nuanced characters that are fleshed out and refreshingly authentic. This is the Alice in Wonderland retelling the world has always needed.--Enishia Davenport Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ever since police in Atlanta, Ga., killed an unarmed black girl at a school football game, Alice Kingston's mother has watched Alice like a hawk. The attention is proving problematic for the 17-year-old black Dreamwalker, who secretly guards the city's Gateway to Wonderland (the "collective unconscious of the entire world") and slays any monsters (aka "Nightmares") that attempt to cross over. Alice is pondering retirement when her mentor, Addison Hatta, contracts a mysterious disease dubbed the Madness. Fellow Dreamwalkers Dimitri and Demarcus Tweedlanov join Alice on a quest to secure help from the White Queen, but when they find the queen similarly afflicted, Alice realizes that she might have to risk more than a grounding in order to save the day. Relentless action, spiraling stakes, and a fierce heroine distinguish debut author McKinney's fantasy update of Alice in Wonderland. The mechanics of Wonderland, its features, and its creatures sometimes feel hastily sketched, and secondary characters lack depth, but McKinney's imagination knows few bounds, and Alice's devotion to the others is contagious. A heartbreaking cliffhanger will leave fans clamoring for a sequel. Ages 14-up. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Nightmares -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction.
Urban fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Other Titles Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
Contributors Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
Language English
Description 370 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250153906
1250153905
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