A Blade So Black
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.
JLG Release: Dec 2018
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
School Library Journal, Booklist*, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
8 1/4" x 5 1/3"
Level 4.9; Points: 13;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 0; Points: 0;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Mild language, Racism, Underage drinking, Violence
Alice in Wonderland, Retellings of classics, Dreams and nightmares, Magic, Romance, Portal fantasy, Parallel worlds, Urban fantasy, Atlanta, Georgia,