Books from the Backlog #307

Posted February 29, 2024 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 7 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #307Alice by Christina Henry
Narrator: Jenny Sterlin
Series: Chronicles of Alice #1
Published by Ace, Recorded Books on January 25, 2016
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes
Pages: 304
Source: Purchased
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From the national bestselling author of Ghost Tree comes a mind-bending novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll...

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock 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.

Why did I add Alice to my bookshelf?

It has been a while since I last read one of Christina Henry’s books but I have read a few and had a lot of luck with them. I find myself recommending one of her other fairy tale retellings, Lost Boy, all the time so I have a good feeling about this one. It looks like most of my Goodreads friends like this one quite a bit. It is a rather short audiobook so hopefully, I can work it in sometime soon.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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7 responses to “Books from the Backlog #307

  1. OOh nice! I LOOOOOVE Christina Henry’s books! I’ve been reading her pretty much since the beginning with her Black Wings series! I remember this one being good! Nice and gritty and maybe a bit bloody if I recall. Hope you get to read it soon!