Meredith Alice Hughes has found herself falling through a portal and into Wonderland. There, she finds some of her classmates, who are actually fictional characters from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and they use a potion to make her forget everything. Everything would have been fine, that is, until the White Rabbit tries to murder her and she finds herself in Wonderland once more. Apparently, according to a prophecy, Alice is the only one who can save Wonderland from the Cirque de Rêves, a group that is trying to destroy and takeover the world. Little does Alice know that not only is Wonderland in danger, but her home world as well, because all the citizens in Wonderland represent the dreams of every living human in the real world, and when they start to disappear, so does the hope of every living thing. Will Alice believe in herself enough to defeat the Cirque de Rêves? Or will she fall victim to the dark thoughts that reside in her heart?
I truly enjoyed this book. Alice isn't her first name, but she is dragged into Wonderland anyway! This isn't a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, but more a continuation of the story. Alice meets the characters from the classic story, some of them good and some bad. Either way, she is the key to the problem they are having and only she can stand up to to Morpheus. I liked Alice. She is the reluctant hero that everyone loves to cheer for. I wasn't sure about the guys at first or which I wanted her to choose. There are pros and cons to both of her choices. I've determined that I'm not a fan of the White Rabbit, but his character is very well done. The darkness and how Morpheus used it was intriguing to me and I wasn't certain how Alice could win on that count but the author did a good job with that as well. I enjoyed the characters and the story. There is also a moral to the story that I enjoyed as well.
Overall, it was a 4/5 for me. I do look forward to the next in this series!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.