Red Queen Review
Alice and Hatcher have ventured out from Old City and are on the path to happily ever after, or so they thought. When they get separated in the woods, Alice will learn how to save herself and those that she loves.
This sequel was such an interesting twist to even the first book. I honestly thought that this book wasn’t going to have the same zip as the first because the first was just so outrageous, but I was wrong. This book was different from Alice because it took that darkness and that drama and went into more depth with the main characters.
The setting of this book really reminded me of the original Alice in Wonderland because it was in the forest. The first book was set in the city full of creepy and perverted characters; however, this one had a sense of loneliness and creepiness due to the setting and not the characters. I just imagined her wandering through this spooky and maze-like forest and crying in a corner about getting lost, like in the animated movie, (which is my favorite!) The setting also added to the plot because it allowed Alice to become lost and truly find herself.
Alice is such an interesting and dynamic character and I really loved her in this sequel. I loved her in the first book and thought she was such a badass, but this girl really blossomed in this book and she became even more badass! She was forced to take life by the reins and deal with things on her own. It honestly kind of clicked in my head that she was never really allowed to be on her own and figure things out on her own. I mean she had a little voice that helped her, but was it really that character or was it actually her conscious? I’m still trying to figure this out. She is so hard on herself and wanting to be everything for everyone that she was never really able to be herself. She finally grew balls and she was taking names. This book was much more of a journey of healing than an actual adventure.
The only thing that irritated me about Alice was her constant tangents. They seemed to go on forever. I thought it seemed a little out of character for a sequel, but I think I understand why the author did that because Alice is always known for talking to herself and letting her mind wander so it made sense. The problem I had with it was that I just wanted to get to the story and I was too impatient for her ramblings sometimes.
The twist on characters was also extremely interesting! There was a twist on the personalities of the two queens that was not at all what I was expecting and I loved it! It was such an amazing element and Ms. Henry did it again!
The ending of this book left the characters in a place where the story could really go anywhere, but I can’t wait to read the next installment!
My Book Rating
5/5 Book World
Red Queen by Christina Henry
Published on July 12, 2016 by Ace
Copy Read: Paperback