Beautifully, Wondrously, Heartbreaking | Review of ‘Heartless’


By Cynthia Ayala

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends
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All Catherine wants is to be a baker and open a shop as the best baker in all of Wonderland. But at the time when the King is expected to propose to her, Cath meets Jest, the Kings new mysterious court Jester. Soon her curiosity blossoms into love and at the risk of upsetting her parents and the King, the pair enter into a secret courtship. But fate is a fickle thing, a dangerous thing that may tear Cath, and all of Wonderland, apart.

Published November 8, 2016, by Feiwel & Friends, Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a standalone novel that takes gives readers a fantastical new retelling on the origins of Lewis Carroll’s famed Queen of Hearts.
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Weekly Reading List #82


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and day. So much to do and so little time for everything that I need to do. But as a reader, I must read, so check out this latest reading list and see where it takes me. I’m already halfway through Blood of the Cosmos, but as it’s a 600+ page book, it’s going to take me a little bit to read with everything else going on in my life. But here’s what’s following it! Happy reading!
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A Wondrous Short Story | Review of ‘The Vanishing’ (Wonderland #1)


By Cynthia Ayala

Cadence, drunk and on a dare, finds herself lost and in the woods soon in Wonderland, dragged there by a cat who can vanish at will, and teamed with a hero in need of his own. A bad day that has turned wondrous by the will of cat. But will it last. Cadence has only 2 days to decide her will. Wonderland or reality? Family or love?

Published August 21, 2014, by Breathless Press, The Vanishing by Rebekah Lewis is a new take on the tale of wonderland, a short and brief short story about Cadence’s adventure in Wonderland.
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A Riveting Character Driven Read | Review of ‘Red Queen’ (The Chronicles of Alice #2)


By Cynthia Ayala

Red Queen by Christina Henry Ace Image Credit: Goodreads

Outside the city, the green lands of hope are gone, replaced with ash and sadness. This doesn’t stop Alice and Hatcher from completing their mission: find Hatcher’s daughter. But there are perils not even known to them. The White Queen has become mad, twisted and cruel, and the land suffers under the hands of the Black King. Only one person can stop them both and save the land and children in it, bringing Alice closer to her destiny.

Published on July 12, 2016, by Ace Books, Red Queen by Christina Henry is the sequel to her dark and gritty fantastical retelling of Alice in Wonderland.
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Horrifyingly Excellent | Review of ‘Alice’ (The Chronicles of Alice #1)


By Cynthia Ayala

Alice by Christina Henry Ace Image Credit: Goodreads

Long ago, a tea party sent Alice to the madhouse, a tea party with blood and long ears. She doesn’t remember what happened, only that it broke her. That was then, this is now, where a fire sets her loose, and alongside her, a beast of power. Now Alice must go on the hunt for the beast, reopen old wounds, and seek out the Rabbit that led her to madness.

Published on August 4, 2015, by Ace,
Alice
by Christina Henry is a fantasy/horror retelling of Lewis Carroll‘s classic Alice in Wonderland.
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Weekly Reading List #50


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers, I hope that everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. You know, as busy as I was this weekend I actually managed to read two books. Woo! The South Florida SuperCon was tons of fun, but man was I exhausted when it was over. My legs hurt from all the walking, but I met a ton of people, people I’m fans of and took a bunch of pictures you’ve already seen on Instagram. I met Claudia Gray, Kevin J. Anderson, Tony Bedard, Walter Koenig and the great Henry Winkler who just so happens went to my college (Emerson College) and hugged me 4 times, including giving me a kiss on my cheek. Yeah, it was awesome. But anyway, since I read two books this weekend and I’m already halfway through another, here’s my weekly reading list for this week. Happy reading! Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #50”

A First Look at ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’


By Cynthia Ayala

Isn’t this such a fun week. First we have a look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and now Disney was kind enough as to reveal the trailer for the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Continue reading “A First Look at ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’”

A Unique take on Zombies | Cyn’s Book Review of Alice in Zombieland


By: Cynthia Ayala

A review on Gene Showalter’s first novel in her White Rabbit Chronicles: Alice in Zombieland”analyzing the roots of the zombie genre taking readers away from the “norm” and bringing them something new. Continue reading “A Unique take on Zombies | Cyn’s Book Review of Alice in Zombieland”