Synopses & Reviews
"The fantasy series I've been waiting for my whole life." Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give
In L.L. McKinney's A Dream So Dark, the thrilling sequel to A Blade So Black, Alice goes deeper into a dark version of Wonderland.
Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates high school), Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends and stop the Black Knight once and for all. But the further she ventures into Wonderland, the more topsy-turvy everything becomes. It’s not until she’s at her wit's end that she realizes — Wonderland is trying to save her.
There’s a new player on the board; someone capable of using Nightmare creatures to not only influence the living but raise the dead.
Dreams have never been so dark in Wonderland, and if there is any hope, Alice must confront the worst in herself — and in the people she loves — and face the very nature of fear.
"Explosive from start to finish and guaranteed to send readers gleefully down a rabbit hole from which they’ll emerge begging for a third installment." Booklist (Starred Review)
"The Alice I never knew I needed. The Alice I was missing. McKinney conjures a Wonderland for those of us who weren’t given the looking glass. It is a feat of black girl magic!" Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles
"With memorable characters and page-turning thrills, the Nightmare-Verse is the fantasy series I've been waiting for my whole life. Alice is Black Girl Magic personified." Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give
About the Author
L.L. McKinney is a writer, a poet, and an active member of the kidlit community. She’s an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing and the creator of the hashtag #WhatWOCWritersHear. She’s spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and by participating as a judge in various online writing contests. She’s also a gamer girl and an adamant Hei Hei stan. She is the author of A Blade So Black, A Dream So Dark, and A Crown So Cursed.