A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney audiobook

A Blade So Black

By L. L. McKinney
Read by Jeanette Illidge

Macmillan Young Listeners 9781250153906

The Blade So Black Series: Book 1

11.29 Hours Unabridged
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"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 A Blade So Black delivers an irresistible urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland . . . but it's not the Wonderland you remember. The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally. Debut author L.L. McKinney delivers an action-packed twist on an old classic, full of romance and otherworldly intrigue. An Imprint Book "Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer... a delectable urban twist on beloved fairy tales." —Entertainment Weekly "A thrilling, timely novel that ensures readers will be curiouser for a sequel." —Kirkus Reviews

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Summary

Summary

"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

A Blade So Black delivers an irresistible urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland . . . but it's not the Wonderland you remember.

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.

Debut author L.L. McKinney delivers an action-packed twist on an old classic, full of romance and otherworldly intrigue.

An Imprint Book

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

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Jeanette Illidge sets the perfect tone in this reimagined urban fantasy based on the classic Alice in Wonderland…with her multifaceted and authentic portrayal of the characters. Whether she’s delivering Russian, English, or Ebonics, her voice and accent are varied. This debut lays the groundwork for a sequel.” AudioFile
“This really is Lewis Carroll by way of Buffy, and it makes for a fun, gritty urban fantasy…[and] will set the new standard for teen readers.” NPR
Narrator Jeanette Illidge sets the perfect tone in this reimagined urban fantasy based on the classic Alice in Wonderland. AudioFile
“A dark, thrilling fantasy-meets-contemporary story with a kick-ass heroine.” Bustle
“A brash, refreshing, vitally diverse retelling of a classic… You need this book.” Tor.com

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Author

Author Bio: L. L. McKinney

Author Bio: 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, and the creator of the hashtag #WhatWoCWritersHear. She’s spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and participating as a judge in various online writing contests.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 11.29
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English