“The second novel in The Nightmare-Verse series introduces multiple points of view, narrated by Jeanette Illidge, Jacob York, and Matthew Barnes. Picking up immediately after the first book in the series, Alice is still trying to wrap her mind around the ways Wonderland and the Nightmares are invading her daily life. Hatta--Alice’s mentor, and maybe something more--depends on her finding The Heart to cure him of a terrible curse, but the Black Knight and his new ally continue to thwart them at every turn, forcing Alice deeper into Wonderland than she has ever journeyed before. Each narrator brings their own flavor to this growing world, adding a new depth to characters that had previously existed on the periphery of Alice’s experiences.”
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"With memorable characters and page-turning thrills, A Blade So Black is the fantasy book I've been waiting for my whole life. Alice is Black Girl Magic personified." — Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give
In L. L. McKinney's A Dream So Dark, the thrilling sequel to A Blade So Black, Alice goes deeper into a dark version of Wonderland.
Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates), Alice must abandon her friends to complete her mission: find The Heart and prevent the Red Lady's rise. But the deeper she ventures into Wonderland, the more topsy-turvy everything becomes. It’s not until she’s at her wits end that she realizes—Wonderland is trying to save her.
There’s a new player on the board; a poet capable of using Nightmares to not only influence the living but raise the dead. This Poet is looking to claim the Black Queen’s power—and Alice's budding abilities—as their own.
Dreams have never been so dark in Wonderland, and if there is any hope of defeating this mystery poet’s magic, Alice must confront the worst in herself, in the people she loves, and in the very nature of fear itself.
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"Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer... a delectable urban twist on beloved fairy tales." —Entertainment Weekly
"A dark, thrilling fantasy-meets-contemporary story with a kickass heroine." —Bustle