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A Dream So Dark

A Dream So Dark

The Nightmare-Verse (Volume 2)

L.L. McKinney; read by Jeanette Illidge

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On Sale: 09/24/2019

ISBN: 9781250232922

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"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

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), Alice must abandon her friends to complete her mission: find The Heart and prevent the Red Lady's rise. 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.

Dreams have never been so dark in Wonderland, and if there is any hope of defeating this mystery poet’s magic, Alice must confront the worst in herself, in the people she loves, and in the very nature of fear itself.

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"Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer... a delectable urban twist on beloved fairy tales." —Entertainment Weekly

"A dark, thrilling fantasy-meets-contemporary story with a kickass heroine." —Bustle

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GONE


Alice couldn’t run. She couldn’t hide. All she could do was sit there as her mother went. In.

“Must be out your got. Dayum. Mind. Just doing whatever you please.” Mom paced in front of the coffee...

L.L. McKinney; read by Jeanette Illidge

L.L. McKinney is writer, poet, and active member of the kidlit community. She’s the creator and host of the bi-annual Pitch Slam contest and spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and participating as a judge in various online writing contests. A Blade So Black is her debut novel.

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