I got through this pretty quickly but it didn’t really pose much of a challenge for me. Towards the end things pick up and I truly loved how things turned out. This is the first book in a trilogy so I still need to read the next two.
Plot: It was really slow in the beginning. And when there’s foreshadowing you can tell that it’s foreshadowing. So the element of surprise wasn’t there for somethings when they became revealed. For some things it was a total shock that I did not see coming. It was really one or the other. When the huge action scene came about I was glued to the book. And the theory behind it was very interesting. It was nice to see a different take on the Alice in wonderland books.
Characters: The characters were a little “meh” to me. There’s Alyssa who is the one that they say is a descendant of Alice. Then there’s Jeb who is the bad boy “older brother” figure that Alyssa is in love with. Then there’s Morpheus who is kind of the mastermind behind everything that goes on. I became a little annoyed with Alyssa because she always says things like, “I don’t need protection. I can handle myself.” But can she though? Not from what I saw. Action wise she wasn’t that strong to me. But that’s just my opinion. I didn’t really see the purpose in Jeb. It was very insta-love and he lost a lot of battles when it came down to it. I just wasn’t really feeling the love with him. Morpheus was probably my favorite. He was a bit of a jerk but at least he kept up with who he was as a character. I’m hoping to see more character development in the future with the rest of the books.
Overall rating: 3/5 stars