Friday, 14 February 2020

Red Queen by Christina Henry

Paperback, 313 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by Titan Books
Series: The Chronicles of Alice #2
Fantasy
Own

I did like book 1 more, cos that one was more, well horror but not horror. I mean it was not scary horror, but it as horrific. This one did not have the same tone. This was a journey book.

Alice and Hatcher has made it outside. But outside sucks. Ash and death. Giants and goblins. And magicians fighting for power. Outside is baad.

Sidenote. I want to know how it all fell apart. Why is this world such a  horrible place?

They are so not right for each other, so wrong that they are right. She is messed up, he is beyond messed up. Perfect fit.

This is another one of those where I can't say a lot. But the writing is light and the book is only 300 p long. A walk in the park. I liked that. Some easy weird Alice re-telling.

Sidenote. Please more in this world.

I enjoyed it. I really like her works.

The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter: a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King. The pieces are set and the game has begun, and each move brings Alice closer to her destiny.



20 comments:

  1. I'm not sure this one would work for me, but I do really enjoy the cover, and glad that you liked it so much. That color sure fits in with Valentine's Day, right? (lol) Hugs, RO

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    1. I did not think about that! Great fit then

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  2. This series just came on my radar, I don't know how I missed it, but it sounds SO interesting! I haven't read an Alice retelling in...I don't know, so I think I have to pick up book one.

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  3. I had tried Girl in Red by her and didn't like it but so many people love her books that I want to give something else a try.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

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    1. I have that one still to read, but many seem disappointed

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  4. Yes, I want more in this world as well! I have read all of her retellings so far, though I liked her Pan story, I still think her Alice world is best. Did not like her Red Riding Hood one at all.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Her Pan story was great! Peter is such a sociopath and despot

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  5. I haven't read it but I'm glad to hear you liked it.

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  6. Sounds good. Added to my list.

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  7. I really enjoyed The Girl in Red by CH, so maybe I'll like this one? Seems a very different kind of story, though.

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    1. It seems that everyone who liked her other books did not like Red, but I have Red so I will let u know

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  8. Huh I liked her Girl in Red so I'm curious now about this.

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    1. I have liked everything she has written so far

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  9. weird alice re-telling? Mmmmmmm I am intrigued

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  10. I loved her Black Wings (?) UF series from way back, but never tried any of her more recent "horror" stuff. Maybe I'll give it a go, but I'm not a big fan of horror. Maybe I'll just keep reading your reviews.

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    1. Same! Good times :D
      But it really isn't horror, more, dunno, just not horror, but I am going around in circles

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