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Red Queen (The Chronicles of Alice) (edición 2016)

por Christina Henry (Autor)

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"The author of Alice takes readers back down the rabbit hole to a dark, twisted, and fascinating world based on the works of Lewis Carroll... The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash--and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King. The pieces are set and the game has already begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful--the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen.."--… (más)
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Título:Red Queen (The Chronicles of Alice)
Autores:Christina Henry (Autor)
Información:Ace (2016), 304 pages
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Bißchen düster und hat nicht viel mit Alice zu tun (nur die Personen tauchen auf), aber der Vollständigkeit halber gehört es in meine Sammlung
  Grinsekatze2010 | Dec 14, 2021 |
3-3.5 Stars
It took a while to decide what to rate this. While I thoroughly enjoyed it, Red Queen just didn't live up to my expectations. Alice was so wonderfully dark and twisted that I suppose I expected the sequel to be as well.

Red Queen picks up after Alice and Hatcher have escaped the Old City and are beginning their search for Hatcher's daughter Jenny. They're in for quite a shock as the land they've escaped to is in ruins. They expected beautiful fields, but what they got was ash. As they journey through the White Queens land they find themselves in a number of dangerous situations and eventually they are separated.

I liked the connection between the Red Queen, the White Queen and the Black King (you're gonna have to read to find out what that is!) but I wish there was more interaction with these characters.
Alice is supposed to defeat the White Queen and with all the build up to that final showdown the end result was a bit anticlimactic.

Alice's character development though, is wonderful. By the end of the book she's well on her way to reaching her full potential both with her magic and without. She realizes that she no longer needs to hide behind Hatcher, she can save herself if the need arises and stand beside him as an equal.

Speaking of Hatcher, I love the relationship between him and Alice. Both of them have dark pasts. Alone they may be lost and damaged but together they are strong. They ground each other and when it comes down to it, they prove to be exactly what the other needs. I was a bit disappointed that they spent a good portion of the book apart.

If you read Alice and loved it then you should definitely give Red Queen a shot. It may not be as disturbing as the other but it makes up for it with giants, goblins and some unexpected twists.
"She wouldn't cower. She wouldn't be afraid anymore. There were monsters in the night but there were monsters in the day too, and monsters inside people who smiled and showed you all their teeth like they were nice."*ARC provided by Penguin's First to Read program. ( )
  maebri | Mar 10, 2020 |
This book is a delight. Rather than just following some of the same ideas that were brought up in the first book, this story takes our main character (Alice) and her sidekick (Hatcher) through an expanded world. As with the first book, the characters are beautifully realised, the world building detailed, the pacing frenzied, and the writing captivating.

As one would expect for a book with a 'horror' tag, the story is quite dark, and the body count high. Here, though those targeted by the storyline are not young women, but children, and the themes explored are thus about a different type of exploitation.

In terms of the transformative nature of the story, not only are there the wonderfully twisted cast of characters that would be expected from a book that reflects Lewis Carroll's "Through the looking glass", but there are many many details that call upon fairy tale quest traditions, although mostly as if Alice were the third son, who always win through where the older siblings have allowed their arrogance and sense of superiority to overwhelm any better judgment that they may have.

I loved this book, and would recommend both this and the previous book in the series to anyone who loves Lewis Carroll's Alice, transformative works, dystopias and possibly horror (although I didn't notice it as horror, the classification of such is apt). ( )
  fred_mouse | Aug 16, 2017 |
After a horrifying journey through the Old City to win her freedom and her magic, Alice leaves the city with her companion, Hatcher, in search of his daughter and, perhaps, a little peace.

After listening to and enjoying Christina Henry’s Alice, and Jenny Sterlin’s beautiful narration, I started The Red Queen immediately.

Broken though they are, Alice and Hatcher share a great love. Out of that love, Alice commits to the journey to find Hatcher’s daughter, whom he hasn’t seen since she was a baby. Leaving the horrors of the city behind, they expect to find a kinder, more sensible land—once one has escaped a tragic situation, one should live happily ever after, right?

As most survivors know, this is not the case. Alice and Hatcher find just as much insanity, just as much treachery, just as much misery as they did in the city. Alice loses Hatcher to the wiles of the White Queen, who has destroyed the land and its people in her battle with the Black King. Now Alice has to decide who she is and what power she has in order to save Hatcher and reclaim her life.

The Red Queen felt to me like a book about growing up, or maybe about transformation. Alice’s growth as an adult had been stunted because of her time in the asylum. Now she’s escaped her past and the indiscretions of her youth, along with her captivity, and can look forward to her future. She has the chance to remake herself, and now must choose who she will become.

This is the last planned book in the Chronicles of Alice. I admit I was surprised by that. Having been told in Alice that Hatcher’s daughter was a famous courtesan in the Middle East, I assumed that the encounter with the White Queen was just an interlude on their way to the end of a trilogy, in which they would find Hatcher’s daughter and rescue her from her own version of The Walrus or The White Rabbit. Plus, I imagined the Middle East might hold some knowledge Alice would need to develop her skills as a magician. However, our protagonist didn’t have to travel as far as the Middle East to rescue children, learn about her magic, or decide what kind of person she would become. ( )
  InvestedIvana | Nov 29, 2016 |
This continues The Chronicles of Alice and I liked this book even better than the first book in the series. This book had more questing, adventuring, and magic than the first. It was still a very very dark story but it didn't have quite as much violence as the first book did.

I really enjoyed it and I absolutely loved the writing style Henry wrote the story in. The writing style is very fairytale-like and descriptive and really makes the story come alive.

This is one of those book where you just never know what’s going to be on the next page; it’s just one incredibly creative surprise after the next.

I love that Hatcher and Alice both grow as characters throughout the story in their own twisted way. Alice spends a vast portion of this book alone, something she’s never been in her whole life, and it helps her to gain new strength both in her magic and in her confidence.

I continue to adore the strangely sweet relationship that Hatcher and Alice have for each other, it just fits the tone of the book so absolutely perfectly.

The end of this book wraps things up nicely and then sets up for another adventure in the future for Hatcher and Alice.

Overall I am absolutely adoring this series and can't wait to read more about Hatcher and Alice. The writing is beautiful, the story is very creative, and I love the dark fairytale like quality to it. I am dying to see what adventures the third book holds for us! ( )
  krau0098 | Oct 7, 2016 |
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"The author of Alice takes readers back down the rabbit hole to a dark, twisted, and fascinating world based on the works of Lewis Carroll... The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash--and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King. The pieces are set and the game has already begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful--the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen.."--

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