This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence.
Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
Alyssa life is all but ordinary, for having her famous grandmother, Alice Liddell. She told and story going through the rabbit to Lewis Carroll and it became an hit and known story for years to come. Things don’t quite right with Alyssa since she can hear bugs and plants talking to her. Thinking she crazy like her mother and preparing her life to go insane like her. Her mother thought Alice stories were real and something is after her daughter. One day Alyssa finds out her mother can to hear bug and flowers talk also, and learn of an family cures that Alice has started. Now it’s Alyssa turn to go through the rabbit and solve what Alice did wrong in wonderland. But Wonderland is not as upbeat as Alive used to tell it. It more filled with monsters from nightmares and things are never what they seen. Alyssa will do anything to prove her mom is sane and end the family curse with her friend Jeb helping her along the way. How it will all end for Alyssa is up to you when you pick up this book and read it. So join Bella and jump through the rabbit hole yourself. Happy Reading!