"The fantasy book I've been waiting for my whole life." ―Angie Thomas, #1 NYT-bestselling author of The Hate U Give
"A delectable urban twist on beloved fairy tales." ―Entertainment Weekly
"An explosive, kickass debut ... the Alice in Wonderland retelling the world has always needed." ―Booklist, starred review
“A thrilling, timely novel that ensures readers will be curiouser for a sequel.” ―Kirkus Reviews
About the book
What if Buffy fell down the rabbit hole instead of Alice?
Swords will shatter.
Hearts will break.
Heads will roll...
Blending elements of #AliceInWonderland with #Buffy, #ABladeSoBlack follows an Atlanta teen into a dark and dangerous world.
The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.
Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.
About the author
Leatrice "Elle" McKinney, writing as L.L. McKinney, is a poet and active member of the kidlit community. She’s an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing, and the creator of the hashtag #WhatWoCWritersHear. She’s spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and participating as a judge in various online writing contests.
Elle's also a gamer, Blerd, and adamant Hei Hei stan, living in Kansas, surrounded by more nieces and nephews than she knows what to do with. Aside from rockin' the Favorite Aunt thing, she spends her free time plagued by her cat--Sir Chester Fluffmire Boopsnoot Purrington Wigglebottom Flooferson III, esquire, Baron o'Butterscotch or #SirChester for short--or defending the realm from the enemies of Azeroth. FOR THE HORDE!
A BLADE SO BLACK is her debut novel.