About Child of Nod
Alice wakes one day to find herself on the other side of death, in the corrupted fairy tale land of Nod. Unable to remember much of the events leading to her demise, she sets out on a journey to discover her memory and the reason for her presence in Nod. Unknown to her, the man responsible for her death, Jack, is on a mission to find her spirit and end her second life.
Alice takes flight, only to find herself drawn into the lives of those around her and the mystery permeating that place. From the humble streets of Elysium to the mirrored spires of Memoria, her journey takes her on a path that leads to a decision that will affect the fate of Nod.
Along the way, she meets a cast of characters that include a madman with a dark secret, her faithful companion, Dog, and woman made of memory. Together, they help her on her journey as she uncovers the truth of Nod and the woman behind it all, the Red Queen.
Reviews for Child of Nod
"Once upon a time, there was a girl who was dead."
That opening line had me hooked immediately on this book and is pretty much what made me know that I wanted to read it.
Child of Nod turned out to be completely unexpected from what I thought this book might be. This book is pitched as darker take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in which Alice ends up in Nod, a corrupted fairy tale land on the other side of death. I knew that this would be a darker story, which is what drew me to it initially, but I had [...]
I received a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is basically a dark, bloody, twisted version of Alice in wonderland. And it has zombies! Need I say more? I loved it!
I want to mention I was first attracted to the cover of this novel. It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Sure enough, upon reading the description...I was not disappointed.
This book is a very creative and unique retelling of Alice's Wonderland. I loved the idea of the story and world itself, but for some reason, I could not get fully into it. I failed to connect with the character Alice. I followed her on her journey to the Red Queen, but I couldn't seem to bond with her or feel what she experienced. I think this may be caused [...]
I shamelessly admit, that the cover originally attracted me to Child of Nod. When I read the blurb and realized it was a reimagining of Alice in Wonderland, it was a done deal. Anyone who knows me or half follows the blog is well aware of my passion for retellings, particularly of my favorite classic. But this very fact also means that I hold some seriously high expectations when approaching such titles.
Alice awakes in the land of Nod to find she has met her end but cannot recall how. Her memories seem to be missing. She does the only thing [...]