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The author of Alice takes readers back down the rabbit hole to a dark, twisted, and fascinating world based on the works of Lewis Carroll...  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 areThe author of Alice takes readers back down the rabbit hole to a dark, twisted, and fascinating world based on the works of Lewis Carroll...  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......

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Red Queen Reviews

  • LolaReviewer
    2019-01-10 14:56

    First book : Alice 2.5 stars. Red Queen is the second book in The Chronicles of Alice series.Honestly though, it nearly felt like I was reading a whole new story, not a continuation. I wanted to, but could not welcome the changes with open arms and a genuine smile, b/c Alice is an impressive dark fairytale and I could not wait to start the sequel.But there are some huge differences.► More romance A great relief washed over her then, because Alice was a little mad and much sadder than before and she loved him. They were two broken things that belonged together to make one whole, and she knew that Hatcher had only forgotten that for a moment. Let’s clarify something first: I think Alice and Hatcher make a great, scary team. I believe that, together, they can achieve impossible things and I fervently want them to get a happy ever after.But.The Chronicles of Alice series was never meant to be a love story; it was meant to be a creepy, intense and action-filled retelling of Alice in Wonderland. I wanted to kill the exceeding amount of romance in this book. ► Less horror I have probably said this a million times before, but I am not a fan of horror. Somehow though, I loved the horror scenes and descriptions in Alice. I knew beforehand that it was going to be dark and terrifying, but I still wanted to try it. I even said in my review of the first book that it’s ‘‘one of the creepiest retellings ever written.’’ Red Queen is not. In fact, it felt as if Christina Henry wanted to explore the young adult genre, b/c this sequel has little to no explicit content. I could even categorize it as a ‘‘young adult’’ book without having to think about it too much.It’s goose bumps-worthy (in the beginning), but never scary. ► Where’s the action? One thing I absolutely loved about Alice is the series of diverse scenes and situations. It’s never dull b/c there’s always something happening. Red Queen, however, focuses more on the psychological part of things.Alice is forever thinking and analysing and trying to find solutions. The point of view is in the third person singular but, because of Alice’s continually ruminating different subjects, it almost feels like we’re directly in her head.The first half of this sequel is very good. Alice and Hatcher are exploring the Queens’ domains. It’s exciting, the world-building is detailed and uncertainty is wafting through the air.But then, something major happens. You know how you have no idea you love something so much, before that said thing is taken away from you?That is how I felt after it happened. Alice took it way better than I did. I found it hard to keep turning the pages after that, even though I was convinced it was something temporal.. . . . . . .I may be disappointed by the excess of romance and the lack of horror and action, but I sure am not disappointed by 1) the writing, which is still as excellent and NYT Bestseller worthy, 2) the characters – many new ones are introduced – and 3) the twists.There may not be much action per se, but many twists are hidden in the plot… lingering there… just dying to be discovered by the reader.BD | Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

  • Nastassja
    2018-12-23 10:05

    Actual rating: 3.7 stars “What about Alice? Did she have a happy ending?”That's what you'll have to find out after reading this book. But let's think for a moment what are happy endings for the books like this one?“The world gobbles us and chews us and swallows us,” Hatcher said, in that uncanny way he had of reading her thoughts. “I think happy endings must be accidents.”“But we hope for them all the same,” Alice said. She looked sadly at the remains of those hopeful faces. Above all, we hope not to die in terror.Yes, this book still has this gripping feeling of desperation and lost hope about it, and happy endings are something distant and out of a fairytale. By the way, one of the things I liked about this book is how Alice during her journey remembered fairytales her governess told her. And these tales urge your belief in the absence of happy endings to bloom more and more. She remembered a story one of her governesses told her, about a little girl who went into a house that wasn’t hers. She sat in three chairs and tasted three bowls of porridge and rolled in three beds. And for being too curious (and, Alice thought, very rude) the little girl was eaten up by the bears who lived there.In our world this fairytale would've been a nice story about a little girl who was greeted by three nice bears into their house and who lent her one of their beds to rest a night. But in spite of this story been gloom, the mood of the dark fantasy that was constantly present in the previous book, did not stay in this one. We don't have as many scary moments as we had before, and Alice's adventures are simply adventures, not something nightmarish. And, alas, this is the main flaw of this story; I found myself more than once bored by Alice and her getting from point A to point B without anything extraordinary happening on her way. Yes, there were curious moments, but that's it: they were just curious and nothing more. This book is mostly centered on Alice after the circumstances parted her and Hatcher. She has to find her way to the person she cares about, and on her way she'll conquer some goblins and giants and such. I also appreciated the unexpected twists about some of the characters from the previous book and, of course, the author made some curious tricks on a well-known history of Red Queen and her sister White Queen.The main topic of this book is love. I've noticed some people were not happy about it, saying that this book was centered of Alice's and Hatcher's romance. But Alice was on her own for the most of the book, and, well, you can't have romance with yourself (unless you are a princess from Madly). So to speak, this book is centered on the topic of love in a wider sense: love for siblings, your friends, lovers and such. Romantic love was also the topic, and frankly, I always liked Alice and Hatcher together as they make a rather strange couple, and their love in its madness has some charm. But it was not the center of the story.No man in the New City could love her as Hatcher did—of that Alice was certain. It was deep and all-consuming but somehow never suffocating. It was unselfish. It did not ask for anything and yet he made no secret of his need. There was no one in the world like Hatcher, and if she hadn’t been mad, there would be no Hatcher for her.A bear that would turn into a prince, she thought, and then smiled sadly to herself. Her prince was not a bear, but a madman. Alice had learned that you could not choose whom to love. If royalty appeared out of nowhere and offered her a future, she would have to turn away from it, because Alice could never love any other but the one with grey eyes and bloodstained hands.And, of course, this book is about finding your own true self. Who Alice is and what she must become in order to slay her demons and become a full-powered magician?She didn’t have to be Cheshire’s ideal of a Magician or Hatcher’s ideal of a lover or her parents’ ideal of a daughter. She could be Alice.One more thing I adore about this duology is that the villains are never as scary as they seem at first. Every time Alice's destination lead her to creatures of terror and legend who terrified people and bathed in human blood. But up front they were not as scary as it seemed, and often more pathetic than terrifying. The thing is, our greatest fears when we face them, are nothing but illusions, smoke and mirrors>.All in all, it was a decent continuation of a wonderful book, but nevertheless it lacked in tension and atmosphere. Also, there's an issue with potential sequels, though the story ended logically and without cliffhangers, the author still left some threads that could be used for more stories if needed. I just hope if that ever happens, it'll be as engaging as its predecessors.

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    2019-01-09 10:05

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestALICE was an unexpected but pleasant surprise for me. I don't read a lot of fantasy and I'm picky about retellings - unless they bring something new to the table, I don't really see the point in them. But ALICE was a dark, alien retelling of a familiar story, about a dystopian world run by sadistic crime lords, where magic is outlawed, and everyone fears for their lives - and sanity.Translation: awesomeALICE was a four star read that came close at several points to verging on five. The world-building was original, the villains were terrifying, and Alice was a strong character who managed to pay homage to her original namesake (I thought). Of course, when I saw book 2 was going up on Netgalley, I applied for an ARC immediately. And when I got said ARC, I did a little happy dance before settling back down to read.Here's the thing. While reading ALICE, I was glued to the book. There were nights when I only got about 4 hours of sleep before working my overnight shift because I couldn't put the book down. It was so compulsively horrific that I had to find out what happened next. With RED QUEEN, I found myself reading complacently to a point, upon which I set it down and forgot about it for a little while. It isn't a bad book, it just doesn't have the same tight, compulsive writing style as before.Alice managed to survive her adventures in the previous book and now, with Hatcher, continues on in her journey, which takes them to a small village on the edge of a blazing ruin. The place is glowing with magic, magic that belongs to three key players: red, white, and black...as well as another monster, a goblin, who is nothing like your mother's goblin king who was content to sing David Bowie songs while dancing around in a silver leotard. No, this goblin - he means business.Henry weaves some celtic faerie lore in with this second book, and even manages to squeeze in that infamous quote - "off with her head!" - before the book is over. There was a clear effort and I do want to say that I could appreciate the consistency with the writing. The story, however, was completely different in tone and mood. If ALICE was Tim Burton, RED QUEEN is Angela Carter: unevenly paced, needlessly melodramatic, and aspiring to far more than it needs to to get the job done.RED QUEEN was an okay sequel, but not great. I think it falls prey to that hated of all series-related conditions "middle book syndrome." I am curious to see how Henry chooses to bring this to a close, however (I'm assuming it's a trilogy), so all is not lost!2.5 stars

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-01-09 08:54

    I don't know. I just didn't like this one as much as the first one. I still liked it and I loved some of the new characters and the end game, but something was just off. I guess it dragged for me so much in the beginning. I can't really tell you. There is no darkness in this book as there was in the first one. Alice and Hatcher are going along and along and along. They are going to the mountains to see if Hatcher's daughter Jenny is there. They run into some unusual things along the way, as you would assume in this world. There is a nice giant that Alice befriends named Pen, when she loses Hatcher (in a sense). Although at first one of Pen's brothers wanted to eat Alice, he was just a little off his nut that's all :-) At one point Alice has to go it alone and try to save these children that were taken by the evil queen and to save Hatcher. I'm not saying much more so there will be no spoilers. There was a sad/happy ending, but I am wondering if there is going to be another book because this one is left open for another one. I still can't believe the end and the turn of events. I never saw anything like this happening from the first book unless it all went over my head. Well, some of it was new stuff you wouldn't know anyway, but I digress. Anyway, I hope plenty out there love it more than I did because we all have different opinions. And one is just as good as another =-) MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    2018-12-28 14:14

    "The world gobbles us and chews us and swallows us," Hatcher said, in that uncanny way he had of reading her thoughts. "I think happy endings must be accidents.""But we hope for them all the same," Alice said. She looked sadly at the remains of those hopeful faces. Above all, we hope not to die in terror.I finally finished the second and last book in The Chronicles of Alice series. I took me more than two months to finish it. It's a good book. It's just that it's less thrilling than the first one. To my shame, I kept feeling sleepy while reading it. I think I expected more horror. I blame that on the Caterpillar and the Walrus. They were gruesome in Alice. The villains in Red Queen have reasons for doing what they do. They feel less scary."What about Alice? Did she have a happy ending?"Red Queen follows Alice and Hatcher in their quest to find Jenny, H's daughter. Everything is supposed to be great once they get out of the City, but it turns out differently. In their journey, the two have to face the mad White Queen and the cruel Black King. And they do find Jenny eventually. Only she is nothing like what any of them expected.And I guess that's pretty much it. I'm glad I finished the book as I was curious about Jenny, but I think the first book was better and it could have been a standalone.******************************Book #1: Alice

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2019-01-15 08:01

    I. AM. EXCITE.My other reviews for this series: Alice (Alice #1)

  • Aditi
    2019-01-16 09:15

    “We're all mad here.”----Lewis CarrollChristina Henry, a national bestselling author, pens her latest book, Red Queen, sequel to her duology of The Chronicles of Alice which is a creepy retake on the Lewis Carroll's popular book, Alice in Wonderland . Alice's journey continues along with her only friend, Hatcher, after escaping from the horrifying clutches of an equally creepy mental institute but more challenges await Alice and Hatcher, once they step out of the city, and somehow Alice must get to her destiny, at any cost.Synopsis: The author of Alice takes readers back down the rabbit hole to a dark, twisted, and fascinating world based on the works of Lewis Carroll...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. Alice and Hatcher escapes the wrath of the creepy mental institute and its devious creatures and their tortures. But once stepping outside the boundary of the Old City, Alice and Hatcher faces more troubles and more creatures as well as getting caught up in the war of a crazy White Queen and the cunning Black King. But to reach her destiny, Alice needs to find her inner self as well as need to trust someone better and more powerful than her only friend, Hatcher. Christina Henry is back with the sequel to her hair raising book, Alice where our very own Alice is caught in a twisted web of horror and scary monsters with the book, Red Queen. Unfortunately, this time that hair raising thrill is missing from the story line, or any of those horrifying scenes. Moreover, the story reads like any basic and normal adventure story where neither the twists will shock the readers nor the characters will impress the readers. Only thing that stands out in this book is the journey of Alice's self-discovery of her true inner self, which the author has penned in a striking manner.The author's writing style is good, but not strong or articulate, hence the readers will be left disappointed with the method of story telling or its writing. The narrative is normal, nothing daunting or engaging enough to keep the readers glued to the pages of the book. Right in the very start, the story begins with a bang minus the catching up with the cliffhangers from the previous book, but it begins with a decent start where some pretty Gothic action will surprise the readers, but later on, midway into the story, it loses its charm and becomes very dull. The characters from the book are well developed and are depicted with so many layers that are peeled away as per the situation thereby projecting their true self and colors. The main character, Alice, is portrayed as a hopeful character with a bit of realistic and genuine demeanor that makes her sane and relatable into the eyes of the readers. Alice is strong, but gradually she learns to believe herself and the way she handles and faces all the hurdles is pretty amazing and the readers will be bound to root for her journey. The rest of the characters don't stand out that much yet they are quite striking enough to make the story fascinating. Like I said before, that this book is missing all those pretty sick and mind-blowing actions scenes, instead, the author has focused the whole story into the romance of Alice and Hatcher. The whole story paints their sweet love story in a compassionate yet in a charming way. And most of the time, the central story line shifted to depict the young lovers' crusade. Although the portrayal of their love story is sensitive and emotional and the readers will find it alluring.In a nutshell, this book turns the readers' expectations down, but on a positive note, the book depicts an enduring journey of a young distressed yet intelligent girl looking a little girl. Verdict:A not so promising or positive end to the fairy tale of our dreams. Courtesy:Thanks to the publishers for giving me an opportunity to read and review this book.

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2018-12-29 13:19

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/14/...Red Queen is the sequel to Alice, Christina Henry’s dark and twisted novel reimagining of the characters and worlds of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Considered to be both a retelling as well as a continuation, the first book impressed me with its portrayal of a whole different side of Lewis Carroll’s classic, and I’m pleased to report this follow-up is a very worthy conclusion to The Chronicles of Alice duology.After spending ten years in a hospital ward for the insane, Alice is finally free. Alongside her fellow prisoner Hatcher, they’d made their way through the Old City, escaping the evil clutches of the Magician crime lords. But now they’ve come to the outskirts, a land that is supposed to be full of lushness and beauty, only to find that everything—including their hopes—has been burned to ash. But Hatcher still has to find his daughter Jenny, so the two of them decide to press on towards the mountains.Passing through the forest though, Alice and Hatcher are waylaid by many obstacles—from a murderous goblin to a trio of monstrous giants. Worse, they eventually become separated, and Alice stumbles alone upon a village full of terrified townsfolk, who tell her about the evil queen responsible for all the bad things in this part of the land. Determined to help the villagers and save her beloved Hatcher, Alice decides to harness her newfound magic and head up the mountain, where she will confront this mysterious queen and break her wicked hold on the forest.While darkness still permeates everything about Red Queen, the book also departs quite a bit from Alice. In spite of this, certain factors actually made me enjoy this sequel slightly more than its predecessor. First of all, it’s clear from the start that Red Queen lacks some of the in-your-face horror which was right at the surface of Alice, and overall the story is also less emotionally traumatic and disturbing. Don’t get me wrong, for I love the horror genre and all its elements, but one of my chief complaints about the first book was its extreme brutal nature and the hollowing effect it had on the characters and story. I likened this to a massive black hole sucking the life out of everything, leaving me feeling ambivalent and distant towards Alice and Hatcher. Red Queen, on the other hand, is still plenty grim and dreadful, but at least there’s room enough to let me care about the protagonists and their predicaments.Another major difference is that Red Queen is a book mainly about Alice. Contrast that to book one, which featured a lot more of Hatcher, who played the role of her protector and was always there by her side offering his physical and mental support. However, the two of them spend much of the time apart in this sequel, and it’s Alice who does most of the rescuing, rather than the other way around. I truly enjoyed the way she stepped up in this story, taking the lead on facing off against the villain, never letting her doubts get in the way of what is right. Even after all the terrible things that have been done to her, Alice still sees the good in the world, and it’s this goodness in her that ultimately saves her life. On the whole, I also gained a better understanding of Alice and Hatcher’s relationship. It’s not romance, exactly. The two of them care for each other deeply, there’s no doubt about that. But their love is one born of pain and suffering, of surviving through terrors together. The bond between them is complex, and—paradoxically and ironically, perhaps—their separation in this book is what finally allows this intimacy to be explored.Recent years have seen a marked increase in number of classics and fairy tale retellings, but I believe the uniqueness of Alice and now its sequel Red Queen means that these books will always stand out among the rest. This duology is certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you’re inclined towards the dark fantasy or horror genres I would definitely recommend The Chronicles of Alice, and even more so if you enjoy bleak and darkly imaginative retellings. Christina Henry has transformed this world and reshaped it to her own bold and unflinching vision. I’m really glad to have gone down this wonderfully strange and fantastic rabbit hole.

  • Natalie Monroe
    2019-01-20 07:06

    "This is rather like a game of chess, isn't it? A White Queen and a Black King and all the little pieces--me and Hatcher and the children from the village--moving in between, trying not to get swiped."At the time of writing this review, there are only two books in this series, which is really worrying because Red Queen feels incomplete. We meet up with Alice and Hatcher again as they hunt for his daughter Jenny, but through a series of events, they're separated in an enchanted forest of sorts and Alice has to find him. There are nods to the original tale through the White and Red Queens, and allusions to other fairy tales too, like Goldilocks and The Snow Queen.The sparse world-building that strangely worked for the last book stands out like a sore thumb here. I thought we'd finally get some insight into Alice's magic or the land itself, but was sorely disappointed. Things happen just because. (view spoiler)[And don't talk to me about the Rabbit and those girls. They deserved better, dammit. They deserved lush green meadows and a place to call home. (hide spoiler)]There were a lot of inconsistencies. Alice severed the bond between her and Cheshire, but it's back with no explanation save for plot convenience. The Jabberwocky was done and forgotten, but hey, he's back too! (view spoiler)[How did Jenny become the White Queen?? (hide spoiler)]Too many questions, too little answers. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Ellen Gail
    2019-01-20 10:11

    Let's get right to it. Is Red Queen as good as Alice? Personally, no I don't think so. Is it a good book? Certainly.Now that we have answered all the important questions, let's get going! Mild spoilers for Alice and Red Queen to follow.He ripped out its insides and the bones crunched in his mouth and it was too delicious, but soon enough it was gone and he was still hungry, so hungry, he always felt hungry.Red Queen begins with Alice and Hatcher having left the city, prepared to leave their horrors behind them, on a mission to find Hatcher's long lost daughter. At first they just wander. And wander. And WANDER. Honestly, I was apprehensive. How much fucking walking were they going to do? They seemed to have no purpose, no set direction, no goal. Even in a book filled with traveling, I need to feel like there's a connection to it all.Then. THEN! We get to the scenes in the forest and everything goes batshit-awesome. The Goblin! Giants! Wolves!I was not psyched about separating Alice & Hatcher. They have such a great connection together. But the longer they were apart, the more necessary it felt. Alice has never been alone. She went straight from home, to The Rabbit, to the mental hospital, to Hatcher's side. Now alone in the woods, surrounded by unimaginable dangers, on her way to face a mad queen, she is forced to face herself. She has only herself to count on. That and her trusty knife.One of the few things missing for me was The White Queen. (view spoiler)[The final confrontation was pretty cool, but I wished she was more of a tangible presence / serious threat before. (hide spoiler)] I did like all the mind-fuckery that was going on. Twisty mind shit is my fave.I liked the slow and minimal relationship that built between Hatcher and Alice. They love each other, but neither is equipped for a normal relationship. I just want them to be happy and mash their faces on each others faces.(view spoiler)[So Hatcher and Alice have vanquished the White Queen & the Black King. Hatcher's granddaughter is safe and the world is open before them. (hide spoiler)] So what now?She'd never really thought about "and then." Yes, she had dreamed of a day when she had no task before her, no nightmares to chase. Somehow she'd never truly expected the day to come.They'll never be free of monsters and villains - Alice and Hatcher can be as violent and twisted as some of the things they face. But they are alive and they have each other. Murderous or peaceful, they have a future still.Red Queen was a really solid follow up to the spectacular Alice. It was a treat to be back with these characters again; a delicious cupcake, with a psychedelic center, served on the edge of a very sharp blade.----------------------------Oringinal pre-read review:PREORDERED! July 12th can't get here fast enough!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    2018-12-24 08:10

    Though it lacked the grittiness and extreme horror of Alice, Red Queen is a fantastic second effort by Henry. We're reintroduced to Alice and Hatcher as they escape the City and make their way into the wilderness, on a hunt for Hatcher's long lost daughter, Jenny. Magic, danger, and monsters wait on the path ahead, but those things are nothing compared to what Alice and Hatcher bring with them in their own damaged and twisted minds.Cheshire, one of my favorite characters, gives a quick summary of the first book in the beginning of this one, in case you didn't get a chance to read it: "Hatcher and Alice escaped from the hospital, and traveled through the Old City in search of their pasts and in search of a monster called the Jabberwocky who made the streets run with blood and corpses." The girl shuddered. "I know about him... What about Alice? Did she have a happy ending?" "I don't know," Cheshire said."Henry weaves enough of the classic tale into her story so that you know that it is a retelling, but still manages to introduce enough original elements in to make it feel entirely new. Like the toll that magic takes on the people who wield it, something that Carroll never addresses: "Maybe power corrupts them," Alice said. It was a frightening thought, one that made her suddenly reluctant to try any magic at all. She'd spent years under the influence of drugs that made her think she was insane. She was only just learning who Alice was, what it was like to be her own self. She would rather use no magic at all than become some one unrecognizable."The world that Hatcher and Alice inhabit feels like the real world in that, there are no guarantees of happily ever after for the main characters. It's reminiscent of George R.R. Martin in that, Henry makes you feel truly concerned that either Alice or Hatcher are going to be struck down at any moment. But, Henry actually manages to tell a story in 200 or so pages, something that Martin can't do. Not that I'm bitter or anything... : "The world gobbles us and chews us and swallows us," Hatcher said, in that uncanny way she had of reading her thoughts. "I think happy endings must be accidents." "But we hope for them all the same," Alice said." I do too.Alice really comes into her own in this story. She's brave, but fragile- a damaged hero but resilient. If you're looking for a strong female protagonist, you'll find one in this book: "Alice thought, my magic doesn't seem to be good for much at all. And there is no one who can help me learn, for all the Magicians I have met have been mad or cruel or both. I was mad once too, but it doesn't seem to have taken properly. I didn't come out of the hospital with any powerful powers." Or did she?This passage summed up the book for me: "This is really all very strange," Alice murmured. "One of the strangest things I've seen, and I have seen lots that is strange. More than my fair share, as a matter of fact."Highly recommended for adult readers who enjoy dark fairy tales, magic, and transformation through suffering. I've really become a fan of Henry and I can't wait to see where she takes this story next. If you enjoyed this tale, you may want to try The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins or The Circle by Mats Strandberg.Thank you to NetGalley and Ace Publishing for a free digital ARC of this book. I loved it.

  • Estefani
    2019-01-09 09:58

    3 StarsI'm really conflicted, guys.

  • Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽
    2018-12-24 14:56

    $1.99 on US Amazon: May 23, 2017

  • Christopher
    2019-01-13 11:21

    As with all sequels, prequels, sidequels, interquels, and hemidemisemiquels, I'm not going to be talking about this book on its own merits. I'm going to be talking about if you will like this book, assuming you enjoyed the previous book and are looking for more.Though you've already seen the star rating and know the answer is 'eh, maybe not.. it's good, not great.'I'll keep this short because it mostly comes down to one thing. Horror. Now, if you read my review of Alice, you'll know I don't consider the book a horror in the common sense. Alice was a story of horrific events and horrific people. It isn't the type of book where one is afraid to turn off their lights after reading it. But it is a world where, if you found yourself in it, you would crawl up into a ball and weep over what humanity has come to.Red Queen has little of that. Oh, you're still here? What else do you need to know? Ok, fine. Fine.Our story is a continuation of the first book. Alice and Hatcher have fled the city and are travelling through a forest. To give this book a purpose, it is revealed that Hatcher has a daughter that he obviously hasn't seen in forever, so they are going to look for her. I don't recall her being mentioned in the first book at all, but I'm hoping she was, because that's super weaksauce if not.As with the first book, odd things happen from time to time. We get some interesting reimaginings of classic characters, and some terrible things are going on. As terrible things are wont to do in this insane world. But you never get the sense that anyone is truly in danger, even when they obviously are. For example, there is a point in the story where our two main characters are separated. We are following Alice and some crazy stuff happens. But we aren't worried about her, and for more than just our knowing it's her book. We are already in the middle of the more important task of reuniting our couple, so we can't be bothered to concentrate on these new people and this new location. It's fairly interesting, but you always have something that makes you want to push the story along. Of course, this is true in most stories, including this one with Hatcher's daughter, where there is a primary goal that the entire story is driving towards. But in this case, the draw of wanting to get Hatcher back as a short term goal is too strong. With a book's primary goal, you expect it to take the whole book. But this feels like a sub-quest involving one of your two main characters. You want this handled now. We like his character too much to put him on the back burner while Alice discovers new crazy things and new crazy people. The other major reason this book loses its horribleness is that we aren't in the city anymore. Most of this story takes place in the forest, or in small towns. Forests are scary, but we aren't after scary, because that's not what this series has given us previously. We're after the horrific. The frights of the forest are mostly animal based, or from being lost, or occasionally from being hunted as if you were the animal. None of this is horrible. Only scary. For horrific, we need people. We need the forced prostitution, and the kidnappings, and the murders. What man will do to his fellow man is horrific, and you aren't getting that sense of "this whole world is beyond redemption" while lost in a forest, no matter who or what our characters run into. After all, our assumption is that the outcasts or less modernized folk live out in the forest, so if they are weird by our standards, whatever. We expect Deliverance, so it's no longer horrible. It's just scary. Our horror comes from the terrible being institutionalized and accepted back in the city. When sex slaves are normal in a location we expect to be civilized.All that aside, it is a good book. It's well written, the characters are solid, the twists are excellent. For a book named after the Red Queen, the White Queen is a much greater focus, to the point I wondered why they picked her for the title. As with the first book, the ending is kind of weird. Not for how it resolved things, as in the previous book, but for the conflict being over... and then there's more book. Not a ton more, but enough that I was surprised my audiobook wasn't saying "thank you for listening" yet.On that note, the audiobook is really well done.

  • Fables&Wren
    2018-12-30 13:52

    WrensReads Review:I honestly don't know what to say about this book.The writing was really well done just like Alice. The two main characters, Alice and Hatcher, were pretty much the same as they were in Alice. But the story itself was vastly different.I just didn't get the gory, haunting feeling I got from the first book. Why didn't my skin crawl as much as their adventure in The City? Wasn't the Forest/Village/Queen's Castle suppose to be an upgrade from the last book via creepy? Because I felt a downgrade.I actually had to push myself to finish this book. I hate saying that. I really wanted to love it. Because I swore, and still do, by Alice (the first book). Hatcher was like gone most of the book. Alice was ..weird. And not in the way that she was in the first book. She was basically singing the High School Musical song "We're All In This Together" to everyone around her. She doesn't know how to use her magic but she ends up using it better than anyone else who has been using it for hundreds of years?I also wanted like a big epic thing with the queens. The Red Queen whole thing (if you read the book you'd know what I am talking about) was weird. I wasn't very completed with it.I wish the goblin had more of a story. And the giants. The town that they run into in the beginning of the book was LEGIT. But it only lasted like ten pages..I guess I just really expected a lot from this book and when it wasn't as beautifully haunting as the first book, I just couldn't anymore. I'm really deeply sad about this. I was so pumped. I literally counted the days down until this book was at my doorstep. I'm just... I can't... I... ugh.WrensReads | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

  • Anne
    2019-01-07 10:08

    I waited a long, long time to read this book and I think that may have colored my expectations a bit, but if I'm trying really hard to be objective, this is a good read. But it honestly can't compare to its predecessor, Alice.One of the things that made Alice so compelling was the interaction of the characters, especially Hatcher and Alice. There isn't a whole lot of that going on in Red Queen, and I missed it. The new characters are interesting, but their backstories are sad and seem incomplete, somehow. The settings are great and the language is finely honed. There isn't any wandering or excessive wordiness to the narrative. It's clean and clear and easy to follow. The plot doesn't really meander, but it's mostly centered on a long journey, which isn't my favorite. All in all, I'd have to say that I enjoyed this book and read it almost straight through, but I felt sort of empty when I was finished. There was something lacking - some details or the chutzpah that was present in Alice or perhaps just a more satisfying ending. I'm not sure, but I just wanted more from this story. TL;DR: Enjoyable and recommended, but lacking something of what made Alice so outrageously fantastic.*************************A very good read, but somehow not nearly so compelling as Alice was. 3.5 stars, and a full review to come.*************************OMG IT'S SHIPPING TODAY. **************************Ok. Ok. I may or may not have already preordered this from Amazon. Yes, I may be a bit excited. **************************Dear God there's a cover. And it's just as gorgeous and creepy as Alice's.I need dis. Give it to me. I physically cannot wait until July.

  • Charlie
    2019-01-17 14:20

    1/5 StarsBuddy read with friends Nermin and ArgonaDo you know? I honestly really looking forward to reading this. I read the first book at the recommendation of my friend Argona, whom I buddy read with with both books now and hands on heart I absolutely loved the first book. I loved the horror, the mystery, the relationship between Alice and Hatcher, the journey they went on, the unbelievable horrors and goriness of what happened to the other characters in the book that I could not wait to lay on hands on the second book. Now I wish I hadn't. Sounds harsh I know but that's how I feel. I should have left the first book and just moved onto a different book because I feel so badly let down by the Red Queen. Everything that I loved in the first, everything I expected to find in this one, just wasn't there. There was no action whatsoever. Every time I got back to reading the book I kept thinking, any page now... any page now....any page now and there will be something that crops up and the action will get going but instead the storyline felt placid all the way throughout. (view spoiler)[What happened to the big bunny and the rescued girls (hide spoiler)] felt like a major copout. They deserved better to receive more than a mere reference given everything that happened to them in the first book. Hatcher....Need I say more? The entire book (view spoiler)[he was barely there?! -.-'' like what the heck? You saw him for the first 10 minutes of the book, and then the last five minutes at the end of the book. Certainly made the storyline all the more boring for it. (hide spoiler)]The storyline behind the Black King and the Red Queen. So many questions left unanswered it's driving me insane. *Excuse the pun* Feels as if we were given no explanation at all but the barest of the surface shown. Not going to lie, I feel quite let down by this one so I'm just going to pretend that I didn't read it and I'll make up my own ending for Alice and Hatcher's journey.

  • Amina
    2019-01-14 12:07

    She didn’t have to be Cheshire’s ideal of a Magician or Hatcher’s ideal of a lover or her parents’ ideal of a daughter. She could be Alice. First of all, did I like Red Queen as much as Alice? NONow, did I enjoy Red Queen as a book? YESAfter escaping the asylum and defeating the Jabberwocky, Alice and Hatcher left the Old City, promised green lands, blue skies and hope once out of the walls, they find none, every single inch of these lands has been turned to ash. As Alice and her companion venture furthermore, they face one horrible sight, some of their friends, burnt, with a look of extreme horror on their faces.Alice and Hatcher kept moving, still on their mission, finding Hatcher’s daughter, and so, they make it for the mountains. But first, they needed to cross the forest, with its giants and wolves and Goblin. To make things worse, Hatcher’s lured away from Alice who’ll be on her own until she gets out. When Alice manages to leave the forest, she walks to a village, who’s inhabitants are very secretive and terrified, from one of them, she learns the story, about the mad White Queen, the Black King and the Lost ones, determined to save the sacrificed children and Hatcher, who became a creature of the queen, Alice decides she’ll take her chance confronting the queen and break her wicked rule on these lands.The two books can’t be compared. Alice was about what happened, the Rabbit, The Caterpillar, Cheshire, The Jabberwocky, and Hatcher, always by her side, protecting her. The Red queen is more about Alice and how far she’s willing to push her limits and harness her magic with no one to rely on to protect her, I loved the way she looked at things and in spite of all what happened to her, she still could see a ray of sunshine in the world, the way she faced her fears and no matter what, she never lost sight of what’s right.To be honest, I didn’t see any exceeding amount of romance, if we can call it romance, Alice and Hatcher care deeply about each other, they survived through oppression, fear, horror and pain and this, I think, bound them in an unusual way.No man in the New City could love her as Hatcher did—of that Alice was certain. It was deep and all-consuming but somehow never suffocating. It was unselfish. It did not ask for anything and yet he made no secret of his need. There was no one in the world like Hatcher, and if she hadn’t been mad, there would be no Hatcher for her

  • Fleur (FranklyBooks)
    2018-12-22 14:54

    ( 3.5 ) I've always been a lover of retellings, but while I enjoyed this, I didn't necessarily love it. Which was a surprise considering how much I adored the first book.I think the issue is that the first book was much more based in real life. It sounds funny when I say that considering with how it dealt with magicians and talking rabbits, but the message behind some of the things that happened, were important. However much altered it was, the storyline still did manage to show some resemblance to the Alice in Wonderland story that we all know. This one, did not. I appreciated the message that the author was trying to get across. Women can be powerful on their own, and I think the Henry did a very good job of showing that. Alice defeats foe after foe, but this time she does it more or less on her own without too much help from anyone. She's powerful and no one can take that away from her. However, the story feels like it should be written under an entirely different name. Sure, there was a red and white queen but apart from that there was little to no resemblance to the original story. Yes, the story does flow in a way that makes you think you've taken a trip back to the past and been dropped into a fairytale, but the story had the potential to be so much more. I was disappointed in this but if the first book in the series is any indication, Christina Henry can and does write well. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for her next ones.

  • Beth The Vampire
    2018-12-25 08:21

    Alice thought she heard a voice, very far away, almost like an echo of a memory in the far distant past, or maybe something that was only imagined.Off…with…her…head.The Chronicles of Alice is a (very) dark retelling of the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. Only Alice is an escaped mental patient, who has never quite been the same since being tortured and raped at the hand of the Rabbit. With the help of her only friend, Hatcher, the madman who escaped the asylum with her, she retraces her steps around the Old City to find the creature that claimed her and make sure that she never faces the same horrors again.The start of this journey finds Alice and Hatcher making their way out of the city, expecting to find the green plains beyond the city walls, but finding nothing but ash. They are going on a journey to the East to find Hatcher’s daughter, but in the way lies tricks and illusions from the evil White Queen as she lures innocents to their doom. Alice is also coming to terms with being a Magician, and harnessing the power that has been inside of her since she was born, but she was always taught to hide. But the Red Queen calls to Alice, and wants to help her defeat the sister who betrayed her, but if she takes the crown will she still be Alice or be driven mad with power as others have before her.While still incorporating elements of the original fairy-tale, this sequel didn’t hold my attention as much as the original. I mean yeah, it was dark, with Alice facing moral dilemmas of her own, as well as discovering what is important to her.“The world gobbles us up and chews us and swallows us,” Hatcher said, in that uncanny way he had of reading her thoughts. “I think happy endings may be accidents.”I felt that there was a larger story than I was seeing at times, especially with the White and Red Queens. What caused the White to spill the blood of the Red? Why was the White Queen not the original? All the backstory was kind of lost because the focus was on Alice, and rightfully so, but she didn’t have as much of a connection to the Queen as she did say the Walrus, the Caterpillar, and Cheshire.I also wasn’t buying the romance between Alice and Hatcher. They had always seemed like a lifeline for each other, something to hold them to the ground and keep each other sane. It never even occurred to me that they would be ‘in love,’ because their love always seemed more than that. Love doesn’t have to be romantic, it can be much more than that, and this is what I though Alice and Hatcher had. All this talk of Hatcher being ‘her man’ (which I really wished people would stop calling him), and Alice wanting to be with him as a wife is with their husband, it almost made light of what they really meant to the other. Especially since in the first book there was no romance at all. Just the horror of how some men treat women, what they are made to do to make them happy, and that not every lost girl got her happy ending.But the ending was maybe….happy, or as much as it could be, and maybe that’s the irony at the end. Alice and Hatcher still have a ways to go, and they feel that they must continue on to find where they belong in the world. Alice is starting to feel comfortable in her magic, and leaving her girlhood behind and embracing what it means to become a woman. While still a lovely dark fairy-tale, with some exceptional writing, descriptions, and imagination on display, the original just had that spark that makes a book brilliant.

  • Denise Bücherwunderland
    2018-12-24 14:08

    3.5 Sterne "Red Queen" ist die Fortsetzung von Alice, das ich vor ein paar Wochen geradezu verschlungen habe.Deswegen habe ich mich schon richtig darauf gefreut die Geschichte von Alice und Hatcher weiterzulesen. Leider hat es mir nicht ganz so gut gefallen wie Band 1 😣. Nach den Ereignissen in "Alice" machen sich die beiden außerhalb der Stadt auf die Suche nach jemanden (ich möchte nicht spoilern 😂). Natürlich läuft absolut nichts so wie geplant und Alice und Hatcher befinden sich schnell in ihrem nächsten gruseligen und blutigen Abenteuer. Alice war mir weiterhin sehr sympathisch, auch wenn ich ihre Gedankengänge teilweise nicht ganz nachvollziehen kann. Durch ihr bisheriges Leben ist sie durchaus noch traumatisiert, auch wenn sie nicht mehr so ängstlich wie noch in Band 1 ist. Hatcher ist leider ein bisschen blass gewesen 😣. Ich hatte mir in "Red Queen" einfach etwas mehr von ihm erwartet. Nachdem die Liebesgeschichte in "Alice" kaum eine Rolle gespielt hat, tritt sie in "Red Queen" ein wenig mehr in den Vordergrund. Mich persönlich hat das aber nicht weiter gestört 😄.Trotzdem hat mir das Buch nicht so gut gefallen 😭.Die Handlung ist zwar interessant, aber für mich war sie einfach nicht so spannend. Mir war relativ klar wie die Geschichte ausgeht und auch der Plottwist am Ende war nach einer Weile recht vorhersehbar 🙈.Dadurch konnte mich die Geschichte nicht richtig fesseln und ich konnte das Buch auch jeder Zeit ohne Probleme aus der Hand legen 😯🤔. Der Schreibstil war allerdings wieder richtig gut 😁.Das Ende bleibt relativ offen, aber bisher habe ich noch nichts über einen dritten Band gelesen 🤔🤔🤔. Fazit:Eine nette Geschichte, aber leider nicht so gut wie der Vorgänger 😞

  • Alja Katuin
    2019-01-17 10:04

    I’ve completely fallen in love with this series..

  • Argona
    2019-01-09 14:05

    Review coming soon...

  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    2018-12-25 15:09

    Originally Posted On:The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Ace Books and Netgalley for sending me an ARC as well as a finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review********All quotes are subject to change in the final copy!**** “There were monsters in the night but there were monsters in the day too, and monsters inside people who smiled and showed you all their teeth like they were nice.” 3.5 Stars “Alice” was a five star read for me, it was so completely engrossing and horrific that I couldn’t stop reading or thinking about it once I had finished. So of course I could not wait to get my hands on the sequel! Unfortunately I wasn’t as captivated by it as I was with the first book, however, it has the same compelling writing and a few of the characters I loved from “Alice”. So I’m more than a little conflicted about how I feel about “Red Queen”.The story picks up exactly where it left off in “Alice”, with Alice and Hatcher leaving the Old City to venture off into the East to find Hatcher’s daughter Jenny. So while the plot starts out strongly enough my interest really began to dwindle as it proceeded, I found that the pacing was extremely uneven and was slow more often then not.The overall atmosphere in this book also felt completely different than its predecessor, it wasn’t as horrific or suspenseful. Where did the horror go? Reading through “Alice” I constantly felt creeped out and disturbed about the things that would occur but in “Red Queen” there wasn’t really any of that it was almost too lighthearted compared to “Alice”. I wanted to be shocked and horrified while reading but it fell a bit short.I also found there to be less Alice in Wonderland references, while “Alice” had numerous twisted versions of our favorite Wonderland characters “Red Queen” only had a few. With retellings I feel the comparisons are half the fun, right? There seemed to be a lot more romance in this book than the first, don’t get me wrong, I love Alice and Hatcher together they make a fantastic team but I felt that Alice spent over half the book just thinking about Hatcher. Not exactly plot relevant thoughts about Hatcher either, just lovey dovey thoughts that felt a little unnecessary.We also spend a lot more time in Alice’s headspace, in fact the entire book is comprised mostly of her thoughts. Whether it’s her daydreaming or trying to solve a problem I felt we were inside her head more than we were outside of it interacting with other characters. Because of this there was little to no action at all in “Red Queen”. There wasn’t much going on and Alice didn’t have to go through many trials this time around.Henry’s writing is still the same though and by that I mean it’s excellent, it really grabs your attention and propels the story along. Even if the story didn’t have much going for it this time around I still loved the writing.So overall with the story it had a strong start and a very slow, dragging middle. It picked up again towards the end of the book with a few surprising plot twists and everything was wrapped up neatly and resolved and left a satisfying ending.We of course have the same old Alice and Hatcher we know and love as well as a bit of Cheshire (even though I wanted more! He’s my favorite!) but aside from that we don’t see too many other characters. There is the addition of the White Queen, Red Queen, Black King, a goblin, some giants, and a few villagers. Not exactly the slew of twisted Wonderland characters I was expecting, it felt almost like Henry used them all up in “Alice”.While I would have liked just the teeniest bit more depth to all of the new characters I was still very happy with them and they were the best part about “Red Queen”. Alice is still brave and kind-hearted, Hatcher is still murderously insane, and Cheshire is still as conniving as ever. The new characters had their fair share of interesting back story as well and aren’t quite what you expected, in a good way!While the White Queen and Black King weren’t exactly the most good-natured characters I still found the Queen’s goblin to be the most villainous and horrifying. I was happy with that inclusion of horror reminiscent of “Alice”.This may seem like a lot of negative things but I really did like this book, I just didn’t love it as much as I thought I would.Overall there wasn’t enough horror or action for me to have enjoyed it as much as I did “Alice”, I wanted that shock factor and I wanted that more disturbingly horrific content and I just didn’t get it. For me the characters were really the most redeeming quality of this book along with the writing.Of course, especially if you read and liked “Alice”. However, I wouldn’t get your expectations up too high like I did or you may end up being disappointed.

  • Kira
    2018-12-29 12:19

    I loved Alice! It was one of the very few books I’ve rated 5 stars all year, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this. Red Queen is nothing like Alice. They’re both dark with a grim outlook on life but the similarities end there. The gore and horror aspect was gone. Alice and Hatcher made their way out of the city, so the setting was drastically different. Life outside the city lacked the intensity and danger. There were threats where they were but they felt less imminent than those in the city.Alice was separated from Hatcher for most of the book. Without him around it was boring. I really missed their dismally enlightening conversations. There were other people Alice encountered, but they weren’t interesting. I had no emotional investment in them at all. Everything was aimless and meandering. Alice was searching for Hatcher. There weren’t solid clues for her to go on; she just wandered. For a while I forgot that the ultimate goal was for them to find Jenny. Besides I figured out where Jenny was long before the end of the book.Being alone gave Alice the chance to be independent for the first time in her life. I don’t think this was necessary. In the last book Hatcher did save Alice, but she saved him too. They leaned on each other because they cared not because they were dependent on each other. Apparently Alice needed to learn that for herself. These books weren’t romances. Alice and Hatcher did love each other. I wasn’t expecting nor did I want sappy declarations of love. They’re too deranged to be affectionate anyway. In a way the beauty of their relationship was stripped away. The lack of stability at the end was disappointing. They did have a HEA, but as to whether or not they’d ever regain what they once had was unknown.

  • Karissa
    2019-01-17 12:58

    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!

  • Shelley
    2019-01-10 09:52

    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Adult, Fantasy, Retelling*Rating* 4.0*My Thoughts*Red Queen, by author Christina Henry, is the second installment in The Chronicle's of Alice series. The story picks up shortly after Alice and Hatcher left the City behind. The pair has set out to search for Hatcher's long lost daughter Jenny who was supposedly taken to the East. Red Queen is not Alice in any way shape or form. There is less violence, more of Alice looking into who she has become since escaping the Hospital where her parents left her to rot. She's a magician who has never been taught her trade because being a magician is a death sentence. She has to figure out what she is capable of while also dealing with the fact that sometimes good deeds end up badly. Curious Ending. Supposedly the sequel to Alice, but will there be more books? *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews 07/19/2016 http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/201...*Published* July 12th 2016 by Ace

  • Anja
    2019-01-20 12:22

    *spoileralert*This was a 3,5 star read for me. I started out reading #1 Alice as a horror novel, but I have since revised my view on that, The Chronicles of Alice are (IMO) YA with a little thrill, but I liked the authors take on the psychotic story and the fast pace, at least until #2, when the pace slowed down and there were way too many repetitions for my taste, and in the end I just wanted to be done with it. I think the author did a fine job, I enjoyed Alice and Hatcher and the other characters were well written as well, the end came together nicely - I mean after all that jazz, it should too! - but the #2 was just too slow and uneventful compared to #1, so 3,5 star for all the good stuff.

  • Nele
    2018-12-28 12:14

    A wonderful sequel to Alice, less bloody and a great ending.I wish that there were more books in this series. I've grown quite fond of Alice and Hatcher.

  • Josephine
    2019-01-16 14:55

    I CAN'T WAIT. I CAN'T DKSLAFJDSKLFAJDKALJFD