Should you enjoy any retelling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, pin this onto your sprawling list. The darker the better, I say. The book begins with Alice, as we all know and love her, in a jail cell, rotting away with blood-clotted hair and fire on the mind. Soon, she finds that the Jabberwocky has escaped into reality, and she must break herself free from prison (both literally and figuratively, as it always seems to happen) to arrest the monster's existence and send it spiraling back into its hellish home. With the help of an odd cellmate who sparks her kerosene memories, she takes fate by the horns and creates her own fate which no fire could destroy. Alice finds herself doing exactly what she does best-- searching for that ever-elusive White Rabbit. Maybe he'll know what she needs to rediscover her Wonderland. A bit akin to American McGee's Alice. Both dark, both twisted, both new iterations bounding with unique elements that only seem to work with our girl Alice. Death, blood, and absolute nonsense.
"A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll...In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood... Then, one night, a fire at the hospital givesthe woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago. Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice"--