Wednesday, February 10, 2016

REVIEW: Follow the White Rabbit by Kellie Sheridan

Follow the White Rabbit by Kellie Sheridan 
Beautiful Madness: Follow the White Rabbit (1)
by Kellie Sheridan

Genre(s): Retellings, Fantasy
Pages: 100
Published: May 2013
Publisher: Patchwork Press

Official Blurb:  "For centuries, Wonderland thrived as the domain of beautiful bedlam and unapologetic madness. It was a place like no other. All it took was one girl slipping in through the cracks of the universe to start chaos spiraling toward order. In the 150 years since Alice’s visit, the realm has become tainted—almost normal. Rabbits in waistcoats and playing card minions are little more than creatures of myth, and Wonderland is literally falling to pieces.

For Gwen, Rose, and Lucky, Wonderland is home, and yet they know little of its former glory. When the Alice prophecy resurfaces, they’ll have one chance to use Wonderland’s own legends to bring a little mayhem back into their reality. For she who controls Alice controls the fate of Wonderland."

Review:  Bit disappointed with this. First off, this was just a long introduction it seemed. It doesn't really go anywhere. We meet a lot of characters, get a small glimpse into each of there lives as they start to weave to gather and then it ends. No answers about Alice, definitely no resolution. And to make matters worse it is like the next part does not exist! We get a cool prologue that drew me in and then it just confuses us in a mass of characters. Each is a bit unique but we don't get a chance to get a real feel for anyone before it ends. If feels like someone took a book, tore off the first 100 pages and said" there's the story!"

To get a proper feel for this, I needed more and it seems I never will this book isn't even available on any official site. Not amazon, Barnes and Nobles or even smashwords. So if the first book is so hard to find, who only knows about the next part and I hate a book series just dwindling. Worse feeling ever, even if I don't love a book I want an actual ending! I want to learn more about the White Queen, Rose. Or the Mad Hatter, Gwen! Or what ever happened at the very beginning and how does everything tie together but I am stuck wondering, not even fully sure what to wonder about and I have no answers to any of it. Interesting premise though.

*I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.* 

1 comment:

  1. The potential for an interesting take on Alice in Wonderland. Too bad it fell short.


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