Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Lost in Wonderland by Nicky Peacock
Lost in Wonderland has two characters: Mouse (aka Kayla), who has been raised in Wonderland, and Shiloh, her crazy older brother. In this book, Wonderland is a secret non-governmental organisation that trains their operatives to kill serial killers (because the daughter of one of their founders was abducted and killed by one). The monster that Shiloh and Mouse encounter is back, and what goes on is a thrilling tale where nothing is what it seems.
Although the beginning was confusing (and I admit that was my fault - I tend to dive into books without checking the blurb on Goodreads first), a quick check put me on track and I really enjoyed it. The 'Dark Wonderland' vibe got stronger as the book progressed and the ending, while open, still provided me with enough closure that I didn't want to hurl the iPad against something.
All the chapters are short, which is to say that they are extremely fast-paced, and I basically finished the book in less than an hour because of that.
If you're looking for a quick, thrilling read, this is a good book.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.