I am completely fascinated with retellings especially Alice in Wonderland. Some have been well done while others have not. This novel was very well done and had an American McGee's Alice in Wonderland feel to it, and I love that feel. I couldn't get enough of this book once i began to read it. Some parts did seem a little bit slower than others but i still flew through it in about a day. I did not want to put it down, I have read a lot of different Alice in Wonderland retellings, but honestly nothing come close to this one. This may be my favorite retelling thus far, and I know there is more to the series.
I highly recommend it for those who enjoy retellings or want something a bit different from the normal or thise who enjoy a horrorish (not really horror but grotesque if that makes sense) either way i recommend it. Rating I would give is a large 5 out of 5. I cannot wait to pick up Red Queen, the next book in the series and see where Henry decides to take this story.