Curiosity often leads to trouble...
Thirteen powerful voices in young adult fiction invite you to journey into startling new Wonderlands in this nod to the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s timeless character, ALICE.
Mystery. Madness. Mayhem. Each story in this collection will intrigue, bewitch, and enchant. Through rich historicals, castles and keeps, wild wormholes, secret workshops, deadly plagues, and gritty urban explorations, we present new tales of Alice and her white rabbit.
Whether an intrepid reporter, a would-be car thief, or the last human in a world ruled by machines, at the heart of each story Alice is a girl discovering who she really is in worlds that never fail to surprise.
What wonders await, oh curious reader? Leap down the rabbit hole and discover the truth..
Day #4- Story #4
The Watchmaker's Ball by Christine Norris
The Watchmaker's Ball by Christine Norris is the fourth story in this collection. I found it amazingly easy to connect with this Alice. Her love for inventions in a time when ladies were not encouraged to use their minds endeared her to me. Enter the clockwork white rabbit and away we go.
The Watchmaker was superbly done in my opinion-a fantastic villain. The creepiness of the clockwork dancers locked away forever to satisfy a madman's boredom was enough to make me shiver. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I will be adding Christine Norris to my authors to watch list.
Christine Norris is the author of several works for children and adults, including the Library of Athena series and the Zandria duology. When she’s not out saving the world one story at a time, she is disguised as a mild mannered substitute teacher, mother, and wife. She cares for her family of one husband-creature, a son-animal, and two felines who function as Guardian of the Bathtub and Official Lap Warmer, respectively. She has also done several English adaptations of novels translated from other languages. She reached a new level of insanity by attending Southern Connecticut State University Graduate School’s Information and Library Science program, so that someday she, too, can be a real Librarian. She currently resides somewhere in southern New Jersey.