Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 28/06/2016
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AHH.. This is fantastic! Alice is a 26 year old woman who has been locked in a mental asylum for 10 years!! This is a very good modern update of a superb c... READ MORE
Gemma at Elgin
This book!
Omg I loved this book. It is so dark and creepy and I can never look at the characters of Alice in Wonderland in the same way ever again. This is one of th... READ MORE
Joanne at Newcastle Emerson Chambers
Alice is 26 years old and has been locked in a mental asylum for 19 years. Her and another inmate escape and, pursued by the monster the Jabberwock, seek T... READ MORE
Lesley at Commercial Street Dundee
Brilliantly dark and twisted
I absolutely loved this book - it's fantastic. Being a huge fan of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, plus an avid sci-fi/fantasy reader, this caught my eye... READ MORE
Annabelle at Exeter
'Wonderfully dark'
'Alice' is a wonderfully dark retelling of 'Alice In Wonderland' that I finished in a day. Alice is trapped in a mental hospital in Old Town with little me... READ MORE
Georgina at Leeds
Compellingly creepy!
Almost everyone knows the story of Alice in Wonderland. But who knows what happened to Alice after the story ended? And what if the Wonderland we remember ... READ MORE
Kelly at Aberystwyth
Fun and Dark
This is a dark take on the Wonderland mythos, in which familiar characters like the Walrus, Carpenter, Rabbit, etc become seedy criminal gang bosses and Al... READ MORE
Katie Reid
A very dark retelling of Alice in Wonderland!
I cannot recommend this enough! Christina Henry immediately became one of my favourite authors after I read Alice. It's dark, creepy and completely differe... READ MORE
Dominika at Waterstones West End


In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo with the screams of the poor souls inside.In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blonde, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place-just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood...Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781785653308
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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Beautifully macabre
What an awesome book! I am so glad I got a reading copy to review! The once innocent and well-to-do Alice now find herself in a dark, dank and dismal world... READ MORE
Leonie Robertshaw
A new twist on an old tale
This book isn't for the faint of heart as good as it is, it is also very gritty and dark. I genuinely felt real empathy for Alice as the girl is utterly tr... READ MORE
a dark re-imaging of Alice in Wonderland
A dark and sinister re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland; a definate page turner, 'ok' for the age set given, though may not be suitable fo... READ MORE
Delightfully Disturbing
I bought this book little over two days ago, and I just couldn't put it down! Christina Henry writes of a tale unlike the other Alice books that have been.... READ MORE
A stunning adaption of Wonderland!
Fantastic! Love the realistic take on what Wonderland could be - the real possibilities that one girl gets labelled 'Crazy' for! Alice and Hatcher are gre... READ MORE
Vanessa Brown
Alice by Christina Henry
I really enjoyed this book an excellent storyline and very interesting characters
Paul Brownsell
I first started reading the back of the book and all of a sudden I just had to buy and oh my it's the best book I have ever brought. It's just like Alice i... READ MORE
Darian  Vincent
Just put it in your basket, Now!
First of all.... Wow! I am a slow read but I demolished this book in two days; it’s brillant! A quirky dark twist to the classic Alice in Wonderland, it’s... READ MORE
It's dark down this rabbit hole
I. Loved. This. A dark, but thrilling look at Alice and some very interesting and sinister characters. This is no kids book. I enjoyed the book and i'm goi... READ MORE
Sorrelle Welch
5 stars
This is a re-read for me, it was the first of Christina Henry's books I read and it still remains my favourite. I have still to read a retelling quite like... READ MORE
Nicola Danby
No Trigger Warning!
Gunna start this review by stating I didn't get further then page 2, when in the first paragraph you get a graphic description of the 16 YEAR OLD Alice's r... READ MORE
Rebecca Gale
Beware the claws that catch
There’s no way to escape the Old City…but Alice somehow managed it. Take a tumble down the rabbit hole into the sinister underbelly of a horrific re-tellin... READ MORE
Amber Coombs
Alice goes down the rabbit whole to confront the rabbit
escaping a insane asylum with Hatcher (mad hatter) with no memory of what happened before the asylum or why .She is lead on the patch from the chesire cat ... READ MORE
Carrie bucktrout
Deathly Engaging
Full of emotion, excitement, death and darkness. This gritty tale holds a lot to enjoy. Not a tale for the faint of heart, however. I thoroughly enjoyed t... READ MORE
i can not believe how good this book was, the characters and the story line is just incredible!
Ellie Gaskin-webster
Great story telling
I was looking for a book read, something to occupy me away from TV and social media and came across this book. To be honest, the book cover attracted me ... READ MORE
Tony Merakli
Simply amazing. Had it not been the need to work, eat and sleep, I would have finished this book within hours of purchasing it. Honestly unputdownable, lov... READ MORE
A good read
Love the concept, really enjoyed the bit in the asylum at the beginning. It’s not my personal favoured style of writing and it felt rushed in the middle bu... READ MORE
Francesca Crooke
Gruesome Madness!
I stumbled upon this book in my local Waterstones, I decided I wanted to buy and read it instantly. The book itself surpassed my expectations of horror. I ... READ MORE
Sophie-Rogue Bedford
Hideously written piece of work, littered with plot holes and RUSHED. The author has tried to cram an event or a perversity into every paragraph. It’s only... READ MORE
Gina Goodman
I picked this book up on a whim, i found the cover intriguing & I'm so so glad I did! this is a truly dark & twisted version of Alice in Wonderland with al... READ MORE
Alex Juliet
Waterstones let’s me read it???
Let’s be honest. This book is absolutely amazing as soon as I found out there were others I bought them immediately! I have to admit I was a little disappo... READ MORE
Evelyn Di Angelo
Loved this !!!!
I adored this book, well written and great storyline to follow. Loved it so much I purchased the Horseman immediately after!
Absolutely loved this book. Was my holiday read for Italy. Absolutely brilliant can’t wait to read the second
Theresa Lewis
Good idea, bad execution
the idea was great but the romance came out of nowhere and it was really pedo-ish. honestly one of my least favourite books although the actual story and d... READ MORE
A must read!
I fell in love with this book from the first chapter. The world that Christina Henry builds is rich in detail and imagery that it's absolutely captivating.... READ MORE
Brilliantly dark
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's such a gritty, disturbing take on Alice in Wonderland and it will have you hooked within the f... READ MORE
Stephanie Johnson
So gripping!!
I've literally just finished this book and I can honestly say it's fantastic!! I love anything to do with Alice in wonderland and this just ticked all the ... READ MORE
Kizzy Dean
Alice - Christina Henry.
The overall plot is good. but the way it was conveyed not so much. The beginning of the book was brilliant Alice in an Asylum - was great the way she met h... READ MORE
faye wayman
Absolutely loved it, it left me wanting more can’t wait to get the sequel. Never a dull moment and couldn’t put it down. Wasn’t expecting the ending, shows... READ MORE
Shannan Benjamin
A dark twist on a classic fantasy
This book shocked and enthralled me when I first read it. I've bought every book I've seen by this author since and I have NOT been disappointed. Not for t... READ MORE
Melissa Harper
What a book
Such an amazing carrying on in a horrifying and chilling way. I'll never look at the rabbit the same way again!!
Johannah Luff
My favourite story
My favourite book has always been Alice’s adventures in wonderland and this was just a perfect twist on the story I loved. I could not put this book down a... READ MORE
Alaina  Hodge