**Disclaimer: I received a free copy via NetGalley and Pen Name Publishing in exchange for a honest review. This does not effect my review whatsoever.**
‘“Always protect your queen.”
Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.
Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote – if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.’
Alice Carroll and her adopted sister Dinah are fighting for survival through a once normal world turned dark. A plague known as the Momerath Virus has broken out, transforming innocent people into rage-filled zombie creatures deemed “Momeraths”. The two do everything in their power to survive until Dinah begins to show signs of the virus. Alice goes into full out soldier mode as she pursues a path rumored to lead her to Wonderland where a possible cure is located that can save Dinah and, perhaps, the world.
The narrative is filled with complex, quirky characters throwing back to the novel like Chess (Cheshire Cat), Bug (Caterpillar), and more. I fell in love with this story from the beginning, especially when Alice went to Wonderland. I have to give J.M. Sullivan props for the amazing work she did taking not only direct quotes from the original source material, but also used ideas from the original tale that made the story more intense, the lovable characters even more enjoyable, and created a solid plot.
For those who love Alice in Wonderland as much as I do, I highly recommend this book! It has found it’s way to a special place next to my other Alice in Wonderland inspired tales. Question is, are you ready to go into this new twisted world of Wonderland?