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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

The Nightmare-Verse

In L.L. McKinney’s fantasy series reimagining Alice in Wonderland, an Atlanta teenager fights monstrous creatures in a dark version of Wonderland by night–and balances high school, friends, and family in the mortal world by day. And living such a complicated double life could cause Alice to lose her head…literally.

“With memorable characters and page-turning thrills, the Nightmare-Verse is the fantasy series 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

  • A Crown So Cursed
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    • A Crown So Cursed

    • The Nightmare-Verse (Volume 3)
      L.L. McKinney
      Imprint

    • In A Crown So Cursed, the third book in L.L. McKinney's Nightmare-Verse series, Alice is called to save Wonderland from itself.

      Alice is doing her best to recover...

      • Available in:

      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • 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

      In L.L....

      • 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 is the fantasy book 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

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, the co-founder of Juneteenth Book Fest, and the creator of the hashtags #PublishingPaidMe and #WhatWOCWritersHear. She’s also a gamer girl and an adamant Hei Hei stan. She is the author of A Blade So Black, A Dream So Dark, and A Crown So Cursed.

Nicole McLaughlin