The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than shes ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally....
|Title||:||A Blade So Black|
|Number of Pages||:||366 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Blade So Black Reviews
I won't be reading this book due to the author's tactless twitter attack and mob mongering, forcing another author to pull her debut novel from publishing later this year in June. Yet again, a poor example of how one should NOT carry themselves in their profession.
I cannot wait for this book.
1/10/18 - Holy maple bacon cupcakes batman, that COVER!!! That cover! That cover gives me #BlackGirlMagic feels all up and down my spine! It's everything and it's why #representationmatters.
Not only am I totally looking forward to this retelling of Alice in Wonderland with a Black heroine, but I follow the author on Twitter and she tells some ugly truths about the publishing industry, authors and racism in general that too many people want to bury their heads in the sand over.
PoC authors have t ...more
She's not getting my money
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Alice, a young African American girl, is trying to balance her regular life with an overbearing mother and a needy best friend while also being trained to hunt and kill Nightmares in Wonderland by a warrior named Addison Hatta.
I was so excited when I originally heard of this book! An Alice in Wonderland retelling with monster hunting?! Sign me up! ...more
Oh man, this book was FUNNY. As funny as it was action-packed, and the incorporation of all the familiar Alice in Wonderland elements was genius. I love me a sassy, courageous girl MC!
I had seen a lot of talk about this one, but didn’t realize it was an Alice in Wonderland retelling until recently and I was so excited for it.
I liked Alice well enough. She’s loyal and she means well, but she came across as bratty and ungrateful. Yes, yes, classic teenager attitude, yet when you’re legit never home and your mom is extra worried due to a neighborhood girl being recently killed, maybe don’t be a dick. There is a pretty large cast of characters here, but I wasn’t really drawn in ...more
It's often difficult to separate an author from their work, so I'll do this review in two parts. First, the author:
McKinney might think she's on a righteous quest to bring diversity to the publishing industry, but her message is riddled with outright racism and hatred. She blatantly rails against "whiteness", white feminists, and attacks successful books that aren't by black authors. She attacked PBS and "white readers" for their Voters Book Choice list, as the readers choose many beloved books ...more