A Blade So Black

A Blade So Black

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.

Title:A Blade So Black
ISBN:9781250153906
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    A Blade So Black Reviews

  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears

    1/10/18 - Holy maple bacon cupcakes batman, that COVER!!! That cover! That cover gives me #BlackGirlMagic feels all up and down my spine! It's everything and it's why #representationmatters. Not only ...

  • Tanya Tate

    A couple reasons why I'll probably not going to read this. 1. I'm not a big Alice in Wonderland fan so it's already doesn't interest me. 2. The author called out a book on whitewashing Mulan( which ye...

  • Heidi Heilig

    I cannot wait for this book. ...

  • Jeanne

    Apparently rating a book before reading it is okay, if it's written by a black woman who calls out racism and makes white people face their whiteness and white privilege. Guess that means I can give i...

  • Terry Bell

    Not to brag, but. *I* got to read an early draft of this, and if you're jealous right now? You should be. Alice is the ass-kicking, Sailor-Moon-cosplaying, out-Buffying-Buffy heroine you didn't know y...

  • Kaylee

    The amount of negative reviews this book is getting from butthurt white people because the author tweeted saying whiteness tires her so much is fucking ridiculous. Reverse racism does not exist. Plus,...

  • Aimee ? | Aimee, Always

    this is basically just city of bones + twilight (alice in wonderland version)DNF @ 46%Review copy provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review! Thanks so much!...

  • J.A. Ironside

    Ok, I probably wasn't going to read this in any case because aside from any other issues which have been raised, I've never read an 'Alice' re-telling or re-imagining which has in anyway captured the ...

  • Tere

    Y'all. This is the tiresome (and predictable) whiteness she was talking about. "What happened to her?" people keep asking. Well, she had to grow up in a country that values the mediocre contributions ...

  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)

    DNF @ 45%I was on the promotional blog tour for this book! I received a digital ARC for review via the website NetGalley.I really wanted to like this one, since my name is Alice, I was named after Ali...