Call Alice for a Dark Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale
Christina Henry’s Alice, the first novel in a duology inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, arrives as an Ace Trade Paperback Original and eBook in exactly two weeks; and since it promises a very twisted take on the classic story, we wanted to make sure fans of dark fairy tale retellings have the book on their radar.
Look for Alice on August 4, 2015.
Henry is also the author of the national bestselling Black Wings series (Black Spring, Black Heart, Black City), featuring Agent of Death Madeline Black and her popcorn-loving gargoyle, Beezle.
In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinder block walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…
Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.
Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.