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APRIL 2018 |    238 Pages    |  5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches

This is NOT your parent's Wonderland

Alice knows all about The Downer -- the wildlands beyond The Breach. She's heard the stories of the insane and desperate ruled over by the Crimsa Clan. But when she falls into The Breach while escaping the Rookers, she discovers it's not exactly what she thought. Not like the stories they had all been told. Chasing after a boy in white, Alice races across the desolate wasteland toward Crimsa's broken kingdom and the truth -- The Downers, and hers.

About the Author

Melissa Volker is an award-winning author of  several literary fiction novels and short story collections. Her debut novel, "Delilah of Sunhats and Swans garnered praise from Alice Fulton, Guggenheim Poet and Professor who said, "" a charmer, a being blessed with a charisma as mysterious as it is luminous. You won't soon forget her."  She has also penned a middle-grade fantasy duology and recently found herself delving into strange, genre YA exploring the world of teenagers in an unconventional light.


"In this compelling retelling of Alice in Wonderland, Apocalypse Alice introduces us to an older version of the original character, living in a world ruined by an event known only as The Fall. This Alice carries a shotgun axe, which is my new favorite apocalypse weapon, and knows that survival too often rests on her willingness to use it. Many of the familiar Wonderland characters appear throughout the book, but in alternative forms and circumstances. Some of these appearances are very brief, but it’s fun to identify who these characters represent. Crimsa is a particularly fascinating example of Volker’s unique re-imagining of the Wonderland originals. The plot is fast moving and thoroughly engaging, with a dark twist that only fully reveals itself at the denouement. While the conclusion is satisfying, there are some loose ends that I hope mean there will be a sequel to this thrilling Alice in Wonderland retelling."

                                       -- Caitlin Lyle Farley  -- Readers’ Favorite

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