Fangirls Unleashed: Alice in Wonderland Retellings Part II

Dear Reader,

You are cordially invited to this Fangirls Unleashed tea party post.

We will be exploring part two of YA Alice in Wonderland retellings.

Did you miss the first tea party? Fret not, you can always go back in time to read Part One.

One word of caution. After taking your first sip you may start to feel a little...funny.

But it's okay.

We're all mad here.

Let the second Alice in Wonderland retelling party commence!

Unbirthday book cover

Unbirthday by Liz Braswell

Returning to the place of nonsense from her childhood, Alice, now eighteen, tries to stop the Queen of Hearts' tyrannical rule before the End of Time, and save her own world as well as Wonderland.

The Looking Glass Wars book cover.

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

When her evil aunt Redd kills her parents and seizes the throne, young Alyss Heart is forced to flee Wonderland through the Pool of Tears. She finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne.

Umberland book cover.

Umberland by Wendy Spinale

Bella, Gwen, and the Lost Boys have escaped to Alnwick Castle, but it is not the safe haven they hoped it would be for the "cure" for the Horologia virus has mutated into something even worse--so the Duchess Alyssa and Maddox Hadder set out searching forthe virus's origin, an extinct poisonous apple, supposedly from a tree at the center of a labyrinth hidden deep within Germany and guarded by monsters.

Ever Alice book cover.

Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay

Alice's stories of Wonderland did more than raise a few eyebrows--it landed her in an asylum. Now at 15 years of age, she's willing to do anything to leave, which includes agreeing to an experimental procedure. When Alice decides at the last minute not to go through with it, she escapes with the White Rabbit to Wonderland and trades one mad house for another: the court of the Queen of Hearts. Only this time, she is under orders to take out the Queen. When love, scandal, and intrigue begin to muddle her mission, Alice finds herself on the wrong side of the chopping block

Alice in the Country of Hearts book cover.

Alice in the Country of Hearts by QuinRose

Alice is having a nap in her garden when suddenly before her there appears a young man with rabbit ears! He whisks her away to a fantastic (but dangerous) world that seems straight out of a fairy tale, but one where every resident brandishes a weapon-- Will Alice ever find her way back home?

Thank you for coming to this Tea Party!

Which Alice in Wonderland retelling are you going to read? Comment below I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Join us next month where I'll be blogging about YA Books featuring Mental Health issues.

Until next time, happy readings!

Fun Fact

Did you know that the Youth Commission is now part of the San José Public Library? They are the teen advisory group to both the Mayor and City Council. They represent all 10 districts of San Jose and encourage teens in their community to become more civically engaged. Isn't it amazing that the library is giving teens an opportunity to make an impact in their city?

Who am I?

Alyssa is a founding member of Fangirls Unleashed. Our mission is to show our patrons what's trending in the young adult world and how to explore those interests through the San Jose Public Library. Her work has included presenting on the Graphic Novel Making Contest at the California Library Association Conference, presenting on SJ Engage at the Young Adult Library Services Association Conference, and as a Guest Cosplayer at the Santa Clara City Library Comic Con. When she's not blogging you can find her sipping on an iced coffee as she studies at SJSU for her MLIS. Follow her on her Fangirls Unleashed social media channels down below to see her YA Lipstick & Books and Book Cover Cosplay series.

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