Lost in Wonderland by Nicky Peacock

piranha stars turquoise 5

“Don’t stray from the path…”

Goodreads description:

Monsters, serial killers, and imaginary friends—being a Wonderlander can be murder…

Once upon a time, Kayla was lost. Then she found Wonderland, but not the one you know. Run by ex-government agents and funded by an eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire, this Wonderland is the name of a collective of highly trained vigilantes who hunt serial killers. Now Kayla, aka Mouse, works tirelessly alongside her fellow Wonderlanders, Rabbit and Cheshire, baiting dangerous murderers. But even her extensive training hasn’t prepared her for the return of her older brother…

Shilo has spent most of his life in an insane asylum, convinced his mother was abducted by a sinister Alaskan monster who lures the lost away to feast upon their flesh. And now he’s certain that his sister is in the same monster’s crosshairs. But if Shilo is going to save what’s left of his family, he’ll have to convince his sister that maybe, just maybe, we’re all a little mad.

Cover of Nicky Peacock's Lost in Wonderland

I don’t like the cover, either, but click for the preview – the writing’s fabulous!

Review by Katy Haye:

I loved this from the first couple of paragraphs. Mouse was an entertaining, lively narrator turning tropes on their heads. She was capable and yet vulnerable – I liked her straight away.

And then Shilo was a sweetheart. I cared in spades, and once I care about your characters, you’ve got me.

Lost in Wonderland was compelling; something genuinely different to what I’ve read before. I don’t know if they’re real, but I loved the native Alaskan myths that formed the backbone of this story. The writing was delightful and there were lots of pulse-raising twists and turns.

The only thing I have to mention is that the cover looks like an amateur, photoshopped pile of nonsense. I’m sorry if everyone involved loves it, but as a reader I thought it was a disaster. Please don’t let that put you off, though, because the book is marvellous!

Katy Haye writes fast-paced fantasy for YA readers. Check out urban fantasy The Last Gatekeeper (you can get a copy for FREE right now!) or post-apocalyptic Rising Tides.

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