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A Blade So Black
by L.L. McKinney

    Publication Date: Sep 24, 2019
    List Price: $10.99
    Format: Paperback, 400 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Young Adult
    ISBN13: 9781250211668
    Imprint: Square Fish
    Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
    Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

    Paperback Description:

    Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer… a delectable urban twist on beloved fantasy tales. —Entertainment Weekly

    This really is Lewis Carroll by way of Buffy, and it makes for a fun, gritty urban fantasy. —NPR

    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.
    —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give

    I loved the ’our world’ framing and the ’other world’ adventure so deeply. They were at such odds, but the overall effect was just chefkiss.gif perfect.
    —E.K. Johnston, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka and A Thousand Nights

    Wholly original and absolutely thrilling—A Blade So Black kicks so much (looking gl)ass.
    —Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl From Everywhere

    A dark, thrilling fantasy-meets-contemporary story with a kickass heroine. —Bustle

    Retold fairy tales have been a popular trend… but you’ve never read one quite like A Blade So Black. —Nerdist

    A brash, refreshing, vitally diverse retelling of a classic… You need this book. —

    A Blade So Black is a novel that roars mightily in the face of all those Wonderland tales that have come before. L.L. McKinney is on her way to someplace special with this debut; get onboard now. —Locus magazine

    This isn’t a retelling, this is Alice in Wonderland 2.0. —

    An epic about Black Girl Magic. —We Need Diverse Books blog

    An explosive, kickass debut… The Alice in Wonderland retelling the world has always needed. —Booklist, starred review

    Relentless action, spiraling stakes, and a fierce heroine… A heartbreaking cliffhanger will leave fans clamoring for a sequel. —Publishers Weekly

    A thrilling, timely novel that ensures readers will be curious for a sequel. —Kirkus Reviews

    With a modern flair, a rich backstory, and just enough emotional heft, this particular looking glass will have readers eagerly falling through it. —The Bulletin

    Teens will root for Alice as a strong, multidimensional black girl usually unseen in YA fiction… A must-purchase. —School Library Journal

    A Blade So Black is a modernized version of a well-known story that retains enough of the original to be lauded by both fans of the classic and readers wholly new to Wonderland. —Shelf Awareness

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