Getting Back Into Reading
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I have always loved anything Alice and Wonderland related (apart from the original Disney cartoon.) The cover of this book Alice – Christina Henry alone enticed me to read it.

Alice Christina Henry

It has been on my TBR pile for a time before I got round to picking it up, but when I did I wished I’d read it sooner. Disturbing and dark this is definitely not the book for everyone. However, if you are a fan of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and aren’t squeamish about gore and controversial topics give it ago.

Prepare to follow Alice and her fellow inmate Hatch as they escape from an insane asylum and journey through the Old City to defeat the Jabberwocky.

The story takes us on an adventure journey as the two are thrown into the paths of familiar characters. Be ready to see Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar in ways you’ve never seen them before. They both go through personal journeys to remember pasts that up until now have been lost to them.

“Alice remembered who she was before. She just couldn’t recall what had happened to that girl to make her this girl.”
― Christina HenryAlice

The book is full of twists and turns that will often keep you guessing. Along with descriptions that are beautiful and highly graphic Henry draws you into her re-imaging of Wonderland. If you want to get a copy you can find it here.

This was such a different book to Wilde Like Me but I loved it. So those are my thoughts on Christina Henry’s Alice. Have you read it?  If so let me know what you thought. If not, is it something you’d consider?

20 Thoughts on “Alice – Christina Henry”

  • I love when people take traditional stories and completely reimagine them, and I love crime/thriller books, so this sounds right up my street! Thanks!

    • Me too, especially fairy tales. It’s one of my favourite things. If you read it let me know what you thought. I’d love to know 🙂
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

    • I’d love to know what you think if you do! I only read it about a month ago and I’ve recommended it to so many people since. It’s definitely made my top 10 books of all time.
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

    • It is so different, and so cleverly done so you can still pick out things from the original story. I’d love to know what you think if you do read it!
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

    • Alice and Wonderland adaptations are some of my favourite books and films. And this one did not disappoint 🙂
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

  • I recently saw a rehash of the Alice story in the theatre and loved it so this looks like a great book I think I would enjoy

    • That’s really awesome! I’d love to see something like that 🙂 If you read it let me know what you thought. I’d love to know 🙂
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

    • It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year! And it’s one of my favourite Alice in Wonderland adaptations, in close second to a TV film of the same name 🙂
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

    • Do it! Let me know what you thought once you’ve read it 🙂
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

  • I can’t say I have read this book but I do love the newer twists on classic stories at the moment so I would give this a go.

    • It’s such a different take so if you like that type of thing definitely give it a go 🙂 let me know what you think!
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

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