Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: Lost in Wonderland by Nicky Peacock

Title: Lost in Wonderland
Author: Nicky Peacock
Series: Book One in the Twisted and the Brave Series
Published By: Evernight Teen (April 14, 2016)
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 3.5 Stars


Book Description:
Monsters, serial killers, and imaginary friends—being a Wonderlander can be murder... 

Once upon a time, Kayla was lost. Then she found Wonderland, but not the one you know. Run by ex-government agents and funded by an eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire, this Wonderland is the name of a collective of highly trained vigilantes who hunt serial killers. Now Kayla, aka Mouse, works tirelessly alongside her fellow Wonderlanders, Rabbit and Cheshire, baiting dangerous murderers. But even her extensive training hasn’t prepared her for the return of her older brother…


Shilo has spent most of his life in an insane asylum, convinced his mother was abducted by a sinister Alaskan monster who lures the lost away to feast upon their flesh. And now he’s certain that his sister is in the same monster’s crosshairs. But if Shilo is going to save what’s left of his family, he’ll have to convince his sister that maybe, just maybe, we’re all a little mad. 






I am always up for a good twisted and dark retelling but this story, this story was not at all what I was prepared for. 

Yes it was dark and twisted but not at all in the way that I was expecting. It wasn't another retelling, in fact it really was its very own story in all ways that count. 

It was a nice take on the world of assassins that just also happened to follow characters of sorts from the original story with a light paranormal twist thrown in for fun.

It was a bit gritty, a bit dark, and a whole lot of fun. It was everything I wasn't expecting and something I didn't even know I wanted. All in all, a fun new take on a classic. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

40 comments:

  1. I always like to read retellings, it's aways fun to see how the ideas are changed

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  2. Wow, this sounds like a great read and sounds exciting too. I'll be checking it out for sure ;)

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    1. Happy to hear that and I hope you end up loving it!

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  3. Yay for a fun new take on a classic!! Great review and have a great weekend!

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  4. Kindlemom this sounds really cool and its book one, win win!
    Thanks Happy Friday!!

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    1. Yep and no second book yet so it would be easy to catch up. :P

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  5. You have me curious now wiht the mention of assassins and paranormal stuff. Glad you enjoyed this unqiue take.
    Happy Friday :)

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  6. Sounds like an interesting change of pace.

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  7. Considering you mentioned that this was dark a couple of times, I think I am going to pass. I can't do overly dark right now.

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  8. Not sure this is for me, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Happy Friday, Ali!

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  9. Hm... I would have loved more paranormal thrown in, but if you still enjoyed it even though it wasn't what you were expecting... I might have to try it.

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    1. It was still good, even with the unexpected. ;)

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  10. Thanks for sharing! It does seem like an intriguing read. I don't mind dark either!

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  11. I love dark and twisty!!! This sounds fantastic

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  12. So many descriptive words I love like dark, gritty and twisted :0

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    1. Some of my favorites for this genre as well.

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  13. Makes me think a lot of American McGee's Alice (Video Game). Loved the first one but never tried the second.

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    1. I've never tried them but that's interesting they sound like this.

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  14. A good surprise then :D Dark and gritty works for me!

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  15. Not keen on the retelling but I do love assassins and the dark aspect sounds really good!

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    1. It was a fun different read for sure. ;)

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  16. I definitely enjoy re-tellings, and this seems to definitely fit the bill for a dark reimagining. Great Review
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  17. I don't really do well with any Alice in Wonderland retellings. Since this one is dark, it does look appealing, but I think I'll pass.

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  18. This sounds weird, but I love gritty and dark so I may have to give it a try. Excellent review!

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