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 slippi The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in...

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Title:A Blade So Black
Author:L.L. McKinney
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:A Blade So Black
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

A Blade So Black Reviews

  • Gin Jenny (Reading the End)
    May 17, 2017
    "Racebent ass-kicking Alice in Wonderland" is an excellent set of words in an awesome order. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!! ...
  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
    May 16, 2017
    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 am I totally looking forward to this retelling of Alice in Wonderland with a Black...
  • Sarah
    Feb 03, 2018
    As a huge Alice in Wonderland fan the second I heard A Blade so Blackis a retelling where it was actually Buffy who fell down the rabbit hole I was all in for this book and I'm so happy to say that it lived up to my high expectations. Alice is a fantastic character, she's smart an...
  • Julie
    Sep 13, 2018
    Oh man, this book was FUNNY. As funny as it was action-packed, and the incorporation of all the familiar Alice in Wonderland elements was genius. I love me a sassy, courageous girl MC! ...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Jul 06, 2018
    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! ...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Jul 30, 2018
    Yall, no. The writing is not my style. It is choppy, rough, and difficult to get through. There is no fluidity to it at all. This is a book that didn't show me what was happening, it told me. I never connected with any part of this at all. ------ Full review can be found here: ht...
  • Stacee
    Sep 16, 2018
    I had seen a lot of talk about this one, but didn?t realize it was an Alice in Wonderland retelling until recently and I was so excited for it. I liked Alice well enough. She?s loyal and she means well, but she came across as bratty and ungrateful. Yes, yes, classic teenager at...
  • Ricky
    Jan 10, 2018
    "We can change the whole world Gonna take it over, gonna start it over Don't you know what we could be? A new beginning, fight until we're winning Tell me that you're in it Don't you wanna be a superhero?" -Simon Curtis "Heroes always get remembered, but you know legends never...
  • Erikka
    Jul 03, 2018
    This was just bad. It throws you into a plot with no build up or explanation, the writing is clunky and cringe-inducing, and most of the characters have little to no development. I was so excited to read a take on Alice in Wonderland with a POC has the MC and, while this is ostensibly ...
  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Oct 03, 2018
    This was written perfectly to appeal to black teens who never knew they could enjoy fantasy. Alice is a courageous teen who discovers her own power to kill monsters called Nightmares from the mysterious Wonderland. She has to grapple with real monsters in Wonderland while also de...
  • J.A. Ironside
    May 17, 2017
    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 spirit of the original. So that kinda makes it an automatic pass. Having said that,...
  • Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
    Feb 04, 2019
    https://mobile.twitter.com/jessesinga... I say no to bullying. ...
  • Kaylee
    May 18, 2017
    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, the fact that it took a black woman tweeting a pretty valid negative thing about whit...
  • Kristen
    Apr 10, 2018
    Netgalley provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let it be known that if you write a re-imagining or re-interpretation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, I will read it. BUT. It either has to be completely original (like Christina Henry's Alice--a shoc...
  • Roger
    May 18, 2017
    I don't want any part of this book nor will I support the author.. Nuff said ...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    Aug 17, 2018
    I received an arc from Raincoast Books Canada in exchange for a honest review. When I first saw the cover of this book, I screamed. I loved the cover so much and when I read what the book was about--an Alice in Wonderland retelling--I screamed even louder. So imagine my disappoint...
  • Heidi Heilig
    Jan 27, 2017
    I cannot wait for this book. ...
  • Jay G
    Aug 27, 2018
    Want to see more from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... *I was sent a copy in exchange for my honest review* Alice, a young African American girl, is trying to balance her regular life with an overbearing mother and a needy best friend wh...
  • Sheila Goicea
    Feb 04, 2019
    I won't be reading this book due to the author's tactless twitter attack and mob mongering, forcing another author to pull her debut novel from publishing later this year in June. Yet again, a poor example of how one should NOT carry themselves in their profession. ...
  • Olivia-Savannah  Roach
    Sep 30, 2018
    An Alice in Wonderland retelling with a black representation for Alice? I couldn?t resist ? I had to have it! Combined with that cover, there was no way I wasn?t going to be able to read this one. I signed up for the tour straight away and don?t regret it at all. I breezed thro...
  • Bridget Vollmer
    May 05, 2017
    She's not getting my money ...
  • Mireille Jacobs
    May 18, 2017
    I want to thank all the people who pointed out the author's Twitter feed, and posted links to Tweets of hers where she expresses honest frustration with the racism of the YA genre. You've convinced me to read this book, where previously I might not have been that interested in it. Anyo...
  • ren
    May 18, 2017
    updated review on october 4th 2018: i was really excited for this story, but i couldn't get into it, mostly because of the writing. i liked the characters well enough (especially alice and her mom tbh) and the story is interesting, but i only got /really/ interested on what was going o...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Feb 22, 2018
    is there a rating higher than five stars asking for a friend related: F*CK THAT WAS GOOD ...
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    Sep 18, 2018
    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 Alice in Wonderland but for me, I was not connecting with the writing style. The ...
  • Tanya Tate
    May 08, 2017
    Edit: May 30 2019 Can yall please leave my post alone? Seriously. I'm getting more comments on this than on my actual book reviews. This has been over two years. If yall like the book that's fine. Good for you. I give you legit reasons why I'm not going to read it which is bei...
  • Terry Bell
    Apr 18, 2017
    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 you were waiting for. <3 ...
  • Ivy
    Oct 06, 2018
    Full review: https://bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com... A fun and fierce debut from one of the nicest authors you?ll ever meet (She was wearing a tiny top hat. What more can I say.) Alice herself is strong, while still living a real life and having relatable fears. Almost every aspe...
  • Joanna J.
    Oct 04, 2018
    First, let me start with things I liked about the book: that cover is gorgeous! Any book lover knows a good cover is LIFE, am I right?! I also like the concept behind the book, because Alice in Wonderland has never felt like the tame, docile movie Disney spun out. A darker, more viciou...
  • Lashonda
    Oct 25, 2018
    It's often difficult to separate an author from their work, so I'll do this review in two parts. First, the author: McKinney might think she's on a righteous quest to bring diversity to the publishing industry, but her message is riddled with outright racism and hatred. She blatantly ...