October 10, 2015 by ceresbooksworld
I’m a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland, I’m reading all books or I’m trying at least, adapted from this one.
Alice in no man’s land blurb was attractive, Alice is a rich girl, a daddy’s girl and she’s smart but annoying. She’s lost in a land she doesn’t know; she will have to understand this land and its people. Wonderland is not really a happy place; it’s a land in ruins and with a lot of people who are sad and afraid. The Red Queen is the Milicia, they love cutting heads. I would say that The Rabbit is Cody, Alice’s little brother, she’s searching for him and following him. The Mad Hatter could be the Black Book; it helps Alice to follow her brother. The Caterpillar would be Basilio and the Cheschire and his madness will be Maya.
The story is nice but I don’t like Alice, she’s a rich spoiled girl, who thinks that her father is right and always do right things. She’s naïve and she asks for help but she doesn’t understand The Bloc and his people. Even in the end, she’s doing what she wants and she didn’t care about what the other people want or think.
Basilio is a good guy, he’s trying to help Alice to return home. He’s in the middle of some fights between Alice and Maya but he’s always right. Maya is strange, a little crazy and I regret that she wasn’t more developed. I would have wanted that Basilio and Maya have more importance because for me, they are more human.
I would have wanted more characters on the milicia and more moments where we know how they work and why they do what they do.
I had a lot of difficulties with the writing style, it’s probably because English isn’t my first language and the words are sometimes really weird for me.
Except for the fact that certain things would have been able to be more developed, this book is interesting. I don’t know if there will be sequel but I kind of want to know what happened to Basilio and Maya.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 24th 7:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.
What: Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice In Wonderland with James Knapp, author of science fiction reimagining, Alice In No Mans Land. Leave your teacups at home, No Mans Land is a near future, post-apocalyptic world where the white rabbit is a tablet app, the Mad Hatter is a smart-mouthed rebel teen, and the Queen of Hearts–well, he’s a militia leader with a fondness for chopping off heads. This Alice is more Katniss than sugar and spice, and you won’t find her in a white pinafore. Come chat with James about his book and enter to win a signed paperback of Alice In No Mans Land! More about the book here: http://amzn.to/1KSs7WG