Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wonderland by Robert McKay (Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #1)

Wonderland
by Robert McKay

My rating: 4  stars

Series: Intergalactic Fairy Tales - Book 1
Publication Date: August 20, 2015
Publisher: McKay Manor Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy - Fairy Tale Re-telling
Print Length: 187 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
Teenage Alice didn’t mean to end up on Wonderland, but the living spaceship she commandeered had other plans, and he was very late.

Abandoned on an unfamiliar planet, Alice’s first day as a space pirate has fallen into madness. Caterpillars? Mad hatters? A Jabberwock? A queen known for chopping off heads? Alice must face all Wonderland can throw at her if she’s to take back possession of The White Rabbit and leave Wonderland in one piece.

 
  Wonderland by Robert McKay (Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #1)
Wonderland (Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #1)Who’s to say that when Alice went to Wonderland, it wasn’t via a talking spaceship? Maybe the rabbit hole was the entrance ramp and just maybe Wonderland was an alien world. In a world of fairytale remakes, Robert McKay’s Wonderland takes us into outer space and out of this world completely!

Adventurous and imaginative Alice is thirteen, and has longed to be a pirate, swashbuckling, in command and in control. Little did she know what she would find in this Wonderland. From Dum and Dee to the mad queen who took pleasure in lopping off heads. How to get home? Her ship, The White Rabbit, a living, breathing and talking spaceship has been taken, although he did tell her was late for an important date. Now Alice must brave this world in true pirate fashion, brave, courageous and with the backbone of a wayfaring traveler as she attempts to regain possession of her ship to carry her home.

Want a fun read that never lets up? Want quirky reminders of the tale we all grew up with? Robert McKay has them all here seasoned with his own brand of humor, sense of wonder and adventure. Great characters, reminiscent of the original Alice, but THIS Alice has a streak of strength and sense of adventure that tops original Alice with her frilly dress and apron. No way this Alice is going to be stereotyped! It’s a pirate’s life for her!

Mr. McKay was brilliant in giving Alice the narrator’s job, letting her tell the story as she saw it, nothing like getting it straight from the horse’s mouth, I say! Fun, frivolous with a touch of normal teen angst here and there, this is too original to pass up!

Grab your pirate gear, do they make them for outer space? The White Rabbit is in a hurry, so get on board for an adventure like no other!

I received this copy from Robert McKay in exchange for my honest review.




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