Blog Tour – Alice in No Man’s Land by James Knapp


October 10, 2015 by ceresbooksworld

I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour for James Knapp’s newest YA novel, ALICE IN NO-MAN’S-LAND!
ALICE IN NO-MAN’S-LAND is a Young Adult, Alice in Wonderland, Sci-fi re-imagining that is just in time for the 150th Anniversary.
Make sure to click one of the buy links below to grab your copy, and make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom!
When her escape pod falls to earth, crashing in Ypsilanti Bloc, privileged seventeen-year-old Alice Walshe is dashed from the wonderland of wealth and prosperity into a ruined, walled city overrun with militias, gangs, and even cannibals. On top of this horror, her younger brother’s escape pod is missing.
Alice isn’t naïve – she’s always known blocs like Ypsilanti exist, left behind after a foodborne illness ravished the country decades earlier and left pockets of severe urban decay in its wake. Men like her father – a major player at Cerulean Holdings – renew the devastated blocs and bring stability back into the areas. But, Ypsilanti is even worse than the tales she’s heard, and rumor has it the bloc is faced with the threat of extermination by Cerulean, not renewal.
Trapped within Ypsilanti’s borders and left for dead, Alice teams up with a pair of teen scavengers who tracked the wreck of her pod. Despite their rough exterior and vulgar speech, they’re her only option for navigating the hostile and violent environment of Ypsilanti, finding her brother, and getting out of No-Man’s-Land alive.


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.

Buy Links:
Chat From No Man’s Land With Author James Knapp:

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:

About James Knapp:
James Knapp was born in New Hampshire in 1970, and has lived in the New England area since that time. He developed a love of reading and writing early on, participating in young author competitions as early as grade school, but the later discovery of works by Frank Herbert and Isaac Asimov turned that love to an obsession.
He wrote continuously through high school, college and beyond, eventually breaking into the field with the publication of the Revivors trilogy (State of Decay, The Silent Army, and Element Zero). State of Decay was a Philip K. Dick award nominee, and won the 2010 Compton Crook Award. Ember, The Burn Zone, and Fallout were all written under the name James K. Decker.
He now lives in MA with his wife Kim.
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One thought on “Blog Tour – Alice in No Man’s Land by James Knapp

  1. Becky says:

    Thank you so much for taking part in the fun! We were so happy to have you participate in the blog tour! We hope to work with you again.

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