Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lost in Wonderland by Nicky Peacock (The Twisted and the Brave, #1)

Lost in Wonderland
by Nicky Peacock

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Series: The Twisted and the Brave - Book 1
Publisher: Evernight Teen (April 14, 2016)
Publication Date: April 14, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy Suspense
Print Length: 124 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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.

Lost in Wonderland by Nicky Peacock
(The Twisted and the Brave, #1)

Lost in Wonderland (The Twisted and the Brave, #1)Definitely not the Wonderland that Alice found! This time out that rabbit hole is lined with barbed wire as monsters and killers fall to the vigilante justice group known as Wonderland. A little dark, a little twisted, and definitely intriguing, Nicky Peacock’s LOST IN WONDERLAND is a briefly told introduction to the world of crime, punishment and retribution. Meet some fascinating and quirky characters, discover an unusual “family” unit that brings lost children into the fold and trains them to take justice into their own hands.

Run by ex government agents, funded by a wealthy tycoon, meet characters like Mouse, who is trained to trap the bad guys and take them down without remorse.

Just a little too short for my taste, there IS a huge story to tell as indicated by the number of characters introduced and the tendrils of each of their stories briefly described. A good start to a series for young adults that is not too dark, as an unlikely group form their own “super family” support system. More of a teaser than a full novel, I see lots of action and trials to come!

I received a complimentary copy from Evernight Teen!

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