Seventeen year old Alice Carroll has been living in a safe zone with her older sister Dinah since the outbreak of the plague. Dinah was studying to be a nurse before the plague hit so now she’s called on to help the locals so when there’s a sick baby Dinah does what she can to help.
Dinah has Alice accompany her outside the fence and safe zone to scavenge for supplies but when returning things take a turn for the worse for Dinah. Alice knows immediately that while Dinah wasn’t bitten she must be a carrier of the Momerath Virus and in danger of turning herself if Alice doesn’t find a cure. Alice is determined to do whatever it takes to save her sister and finds herself heading to Wanderland.
Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles to me would best be described as a mix of Alice in Wonderland meets the Walking Dead. The plague in here sounds to be basically the zombie apocalypse has happened in the story shutting the survivors off and fighting from attacks. But when Alice takes off looking for a cure she finds herself meeting a version of all of the characters you would find in Wonderland.
I actually rather enjoyed this rather creative twist with this retelling where you aren’t reading the exact story just redone but something entirely new happening to the characters. While there are zombie like attacks there’s a whole plot of what brought on the plague and Alice fighting her way to a cure for her sister so the book was rather action packed and fast paced. If I had any complaint at all with this one is the end leaves room for perhaps there being another book so it’s a bit of a cliffhanger if there isn’t another one.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.