7 Wonderland Retellings to Read if You’re Going Mad as a Hatter Waiting for Heartless

Since the conclusion of her bestselling series The Lunar Chronicles, readers have been dying to get their hands on another Marissa Meyer novel (I know I have!) and devour her brilliant renditions of classic fairy tales. And in only 7 days her new standalone novel Heartless will be available for readers everywhere!

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Long before she was the terror of Wonderland-the infamous Queen of Hearts-she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen. At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels he pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans. -Synopsis from Goodreads

To some, waiting a week is not a problem at all, but to readers a week could feel like a millennium! Especially when you’re waiting for a book you’ve been dying to read! So for those who are going mad as a Hatter waiting for Heartless, her are 7 YA novels also inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

51r8cqtafyl-_sx330_bo1204203200_Alice by Christina Henry

Amongst all the crumbling buildings in Old City, there lies an eerie hospital where the voices and screams of individuals remain. Among the residents, there is a woman who doesn’t remember why she is here but remembers a tea party from long ago. But when the hospital mysteriously catches fire, the woman uses this opportunity to escape and search for the answers she had lost years ago. Unknown to her, something dark and powerful also escaped with her that night and is on the prowl for her.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter11300302

Her father warned everyone about the monsters, but people refused to listen to him. Nobody ever believed they were real and when it was too late, they destroyed everything. Now to avenge her family, Alice has to learn how to fight the undead and how to survive in their world. With the help of bad boy Cole Holland, who has his own dark secrets, Ali has is going into Zombieland.

blwrfinalBeware the Little White Rabbit

Written by thirteen incredible authors, Beware the Little White Rabbit is a collection of stories based on Lewis Carroll’s novel: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Not only will you get a taste of the madness, mayhem, and mystery, but prepare yourself for some incredible tales about monsters, deadly plagues, and enchantment. With thirteen renditions of Alice and her white rabbit, you might just go mad…but I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Insanity by Cameron Jace18910286

When Alice (accidentally) kills everyone in her class, she lands herself in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum where she is branded insane. Alice knows she’s not crazy but the only way she can prove her sanity is by decoding Lewis Carroll’s painting and photos to find Wonderland. But when Wonderland’s monsters escape and are resurrected as modern-day criminals, Alice has no choice but to hunt them down and save everyone before it’s too late.

26074194Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

Dinah’s entire life has been nothing but a compilations of attempts at pleasing her father and proving to him she is worthy of being the Princess of Wonderland and the future Queen of Hearts. She even tolerates his humiliating remarks and vicious comments in the hopes that he might actually show some fatherly love toward her. But when he brings a stranger to the Palace and a series of horrifying events begin to plague Wonderland, Dinah fears she’s about to lose everything. Can Dinah save what she loves or will she lose her own head trying?

Splintered 12558285by A.G. Howard

Alyssa is no stranger to crazy. Crazy actually runs in her family believe it or not, especially when you’re a descendent of Alice Liddell. And when she hears the whispers of bugs and flowers into her ear, Alyssa begins to feel the pull of the real Wonderland, the dark and twisted tale Lewis Carroll never told. There, Alyssa must complete a series of test to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family or die trying.

44170The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Alyss Heart lost everything. She lost her parents, she lost her throne, and now she’s forced to take refuge in Victorian London as her Aunt Redd goes on a murderous rampage. But Alyss finds comfort in a young man named Lewis Carrol and burdens him with the truth of her heartbreaking life. But when he pens Alyss’ tale into a book, he gets her story wrong (he even misspells her name)! Now in order to restore her name and fight for her place as the Queen of Hearts, Alyss is about shatter Carroll’s tale and bring the Wonderland’s war into the light.


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