This week, have a look at some books that you must read if you loved Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
“It is a dangerous thing to unbelieve something only because it frightens you.”
Catherine was one of the most beloved girls in Wonderland, especially by the King of Hearts. She has always wanted to be a baker, and open a bakery in her very own hometown. But that is not what her mother wants, all her mother wants is for her to become the next queen.
When Catherine meets Jest, the cryptic court joker, she feels pure attraction. Despite the fear of hurting the King and antagonizing her parents, she and Jest begin a hidden relationship. Catherine wants to create her own destiny and live her own life. But being in a land full of magic, madness, and monsters, that is not what is planned for her.
Beware the Little White Rabbit by Shannon Delany
“We’re all mad here.”
Thirteen different voices. Thirteen different points of views into Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
“Mystery. Madness. Mayhem.” All of the stories are full of magic, delight, and enchantment. The stories of Alice and her white rabbit have been rewritten through modern explorations, cryptic workshops, harmful curses, and rough wormholes. In the heart of each story, Alice discovers who she is in each of the unique worlds.
Jump down the hole and find out what happens in each of the exclusive stories to explore the truth of what actually happens upon entering this magical world.
After Alice by Gregory Maguire
“All of life hinges on what one does next, until finally one makes the wrong choice.”
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, read this enchanted spin on Alice in Wonderland.
Alice falls down the hole and she finds Wonderland but what happens when she leaves her old life behind? This piece of writing includes imagination to an entirely new extent. The imagination of the underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings, and the understandings of different spins on the tale of Alice. The life of Alice is still discussed in this interpretation of the story, with her mentions of her friend Ada.
Ada being a part of this story brings her own touch to Wonderland as she leaves on her journey to find Alice and explore this new world entirely on her own. Out of all of the miracles that happen, will it be possible for Alice to come back to her life before Wonderland? “Either way, everything that happens next is After Alice.”