Okay, obviously I was drawn in by this gorgeous cover. I’ve been a fan of Alice in Wonderland since I was a little girl — I pretty much had the Disney version memorized — so naturally this was a an appealing choice. I really liked Alyssa’s story (and that she was a skater girl!), up until the point that she went down the rabbit hole. Then I kind of… continued reading with trepidation. Not because the story was bad — Howard’s interpretation of Wonderland was really quite brilliant — but because I realized that I don’t think I *like* Wonderland stories anymore. Despite that, however, I enjoyed this book. The villain was mysterious, infuriating, and tempting all at once. Alyssa was a determined, quirky protagonist and I really liked the parts that focused on her. I really could have done without the love interest, whatever-his-name-is, though. He was controlling, dismissive, and not very appealing in my opinion.