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On Sale: 09/24/2019


ISBN: 9781250153920


416 Pages, Ages 14-18


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 deeper she ventures into Wonderland, the more topsy-turvy everything becomes.


It’s not until she’s at her wits end that she realizes—Wonderland is trying to save her.

There’s a new player on the board; a poet capable of using Nightmares to not only influence the living but raise the dead. This Poet is looking to claim the Black Queen’s power—and Alice’s budding abilities—as their own.

A Dream So Dark

  • “With memorable characters and page turning thrills, A Blade So Black is the fantasy book 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

    “Wholly original and absolutely thrilling–A Blade So Black kicks so much (looking gl)ass.” - HEIDI HEILIG – author of The Girl From Everywhere

    “I loved the ‘our world’ framing and the ‘other world’ adventure so deeply. They were at such odds, but the overall affect was just chefkiss.gif perfect.” - E.K. JOHNSTON #1 New York Times – bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka and A Thousand Nights

    “A thrilling, timely novel that ensures readers will be curiouser for a sequel.” – Kirkus Review

    “An explosive, kickass debut … the Alice in Wonderland retelling the world has always needed.” – Starred Booklist Review

    “With a modern flair, a rich backstory, and just enough emotional heft, this particular looking glass will have readers eagerly falling through it.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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