✿ THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY (The Collectors’ Society, #1)
From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.
After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.
It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?
* This is the first book in the adult romance/fairy tale Collectors’ Society series.
While I am not a fan of any Lewis Carroll’s books, I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling. I am not sure if that had to do more with the handful of classical characters or that it didn’t had much to do with the Wonderful trope. Regardless, the female lead is a strong bad ass woman I couldn’t help but root for. She took no s*** from anyone and won her way in my heart.
Overall, this is such a great novel. From the dynamic characters to the interesting storyline and fantastical world, the story may start slow but once it grabs you, it doesn’t let you go.