Book Review: Wonderland: An Anthology #Wonderland #BookReview

Wonderland
by
M.R. CAREY 
MARK CHADBOURN 
GENEVIEVE COGMAN 
JONATHAN GREEN 
ALISON LITTLEWOOD  & more

Join Alice as she is thrown into the whirlwind of Wonderland

Within these pages you’ll find myriad approaches to Alice, from horror to historical, taking us from the nightmarish reaches of the imagination to tales that will shock, surprise and tug on the heart-strings. So, it’s time now to go down the rabbit hole, or through the looking-glass or… But no, wait. By picking up this book and starting to read it you’re already there, can’t you see?

Brand-new works from the best in fantastical fiction

M.R. CAREY 
MARK CHADBOURN 
GENEVIEVE COGMAN 
JONATHAN GREEN 
ALISON LITTLEWOOD 
JAMES LOVEGROVE 
L.L. McKINNEY 
GEORGE MANN 
JULIET MARILLIER 
LAURA MAURO 
CAT RAMBO 
LILITH SAINTCROW 
CAVAN SCOTT 
ROBERT SHEARMAN 
ANGELA SLATTER 
CATRIONA WARD 
JANE YOLEN 
RIO YOUERS


Wonderland is an anthology of works by authors such as Lilith Saintcrow, Cavan Scott, Jane Yolen and more, all inspired by Lewis Carroll’s famous books. As a huge fan of the originals, I was blown away when a copy of this popped through the letterbox. I absolutely adore the classic stories by Lewis Carroll – they have in so many ways inspired not only my love of reading but of adventures and all things wild and fantastical so it’s lovely to be able to return to Wonderland and glimpse the characters in a new light. 

M.R. Carey, George Mann, Genevieve Cogman and many more have written such vibrant and daring stories. Some are historical, others sci-fi. Some are dark and chilling and others are moving and poignant. I loved the diversity of the stories and the way the old characters seem to be celebrated and cherished with every word. I really can’t recommend it enough. I spent a weekend utterly absorbed. 

Vanished Summer Glory is about a psychiatrist grieving the loss of his sister and his journey in finding peace. It’s a moving and heart-wrenching tale that was without a doubt one of my favourites. 

Dream Girl is another favourite. Wonderland is disappearing. The Cheshire Cat has vanished, along with hundreds of other creatures. Nothing is as it was. The Hare and Hatter are sent out to find a way of saving Wonderland and helping their friends. This is a fabulously inventive tale with a modern day spin and a twist at the end that is pure genius. 

I won’t go into them too much because I don’t want to ruin them for anyone. These are just a couple of my favourites. This anthology offers a fresh and riveting glimpse into new Wonderlands. I loved it. Brimming with pure imagination and an obvious joy, love and appreciation for Carroll’s creations, just turning the page is an adventure. I didn’t know what was on the other side. And I loved every minute of it. Grab a copy of this as soon as you can. 


To purchase a copy of this book, you can follow the link below

Amazon UK


With thanks to Sarah Mather and Titan Books for my ARC, which i received in exchange for an honest review!

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