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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

The Nightmare-Verse

In L. L. McKinney’s urban fantasy series reimagining Alice in Wonderland, an Atlanta teenager struggling with real-world issues also combats monstrous creatures in Wonderland with a combination of magic weapons and martial arts skills. And living such a complicated double life could cause Alice to lose her head…literally.

“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.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas

  • A Dream So Dark
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    • A Dream So Dark

    • The Nightmare-Verse (Volume 2)
      L.L. McKinney
      Imprint

    • "The fantasy series I've been waiting for my whole life."
      —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • A Blade So Black
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    • A Blade So Black

    • The Nightmare-Verse (Volume 1)
      L.L. McKinney
      Square Fish

    • A Blade So Black delivers an irresistible urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland . . . but it's not the Wonderland you remember.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • A Crown So Cursed
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L.L. McKinney

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 and A Dream So Dark.

Nicole McLaughlin