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
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.*