Monday, May 9, 2016

Review: Wonderland @robertmckay

TITLE: Wonderland
SERIES: Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #1
AUTHOR: Robert McKay
RELEASE DATE: August 20th, 2015
SOURCE: complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review


Teenage Alice didn’t mean to end up on Wonderland, but the living spaceship she commandeered had other plans, and he was very late.
Abandoned on an unfamiliar planet, Alice’s first day as a space pirate has fallen into madness. Caterpillars? Mad hatters? A Jabberwock? A queen known for chopping off heads? Alice must face all Wonderland can throw at her if she’s to take back possession of The White Rabbit and leave Wonderland in one piece.

Robert McKay is a clever nerd, who feels uncomfortable being called such. He believes in the oxford comma, puns, and true love. Stories that wrap all of these things together, along with some outer space adventure, make his heart go pitter-patter and his days a whole lot brighter. When he’s not writing, he’s probably reading, but if he’s not doing either of those things, he may be found bowling, playing tabletop games, or researching how much it costs to rent a space shuttle.


Wonderland is futuristic re-telling of 'Alice in Wonderland' that use all the classical elements and characters from the original book to create a new story. Unfortunately, the book isn't as original or fresh as I would have liked but still is an entertaining story.

Alice is a teenage girl who wants to be a pirate but her parents are aginst all her crazy ideas. One day she follows a strange rabbit and ends up in a new world. It's a story full of adventures and action with funny characters and fast scenes. If you have read the original one you will find many similarities with this story. I have to say that the writing is very good.

What is new in this book is the setting and the different scenarios. This time, Alice travels in spaceships and visits other planets. The descriptions are quite colorful and it's easy to imagine each new place. The dialogues have the essence of the classical story and the characters are pretty much the same.

Overall, if you are a fan of 'Alice in Wonderland' and you like re-tellings you should read this one.

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