This isn’t the typical Alice in Wonderland inspired work. I found this YA novel thrilling. I listened to the audiobook on double speed, because I was too excited to listen to it at my usual 1.5x. After losing her father, Allison (Alice) is attacked by a physical manifactation of a nightmare and saved by mysterious man. Three months later, Alice has finished her training to start fighting the nightmares herself which have been popping up in Wonderland more often than usual. A Blade so Black is the first in the Nightmareverse series. The second and third are already published, so I’m going to be reading those soon. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy action and fantasy.