I honestly don’t know what to say about this book.
The writing was really well done just like Alice. The two main characters, Alice and Hatcher, were pretty much the same as they were in Alice.
But the story itself was vastly different.
I just didn’t get the gory, haunting feeling I got from the first book. Why didn’t my skin crawl as much as their adventure in The City? Wasn’t the Forest/Village/Queen’s Castle suppose to be an upgrade from the last book via creepy? Because I felt a downgrade.
I actually had to push myself to finish this book. I hate saying that. I really wanted to love it. Because I swore, and still do, by Alice (the first book).
Hatcher was like gone most of the book. Alice was ..weird. And not in the way that she was in the first book. She was basically singing the High School Musical song “We’re All In This Together” to everyone around her. She doesn’t know how to use her magic but she ends up using it better than anyone else who has been using it for hundreds of years?
I also wanted like a big epic thing with the queens. The Red Queen whole thing (if you read the book you’d know what I am talking about) was weird. I wasn’t very completed with it.
I wish the goblin had more of a story. And the giants. The town that they run into in the beginning of the book was LEGIT. But it only lasted like ten pages..
I guess I just really expected a lot from this book and when it wasn’t as beautifully haunting as the first book, I just couldn’t anymore. I’m really deeply sad about this. I was so pumped. I literally counted the days down until this book was at my doorstep.
I’m just… I can’t… I… ugh.