Sunday, October 11, 2015

Book Spotlight: Meditations in Wonderland by Anna Patrick

I hope you're ready for another book spotlight! I know I fell off the face of the map for a bit. Sorry friends. About once every 5 or 6 years I get really really sick. You know how most people get the flu and are out cold for a week? I pretty much never get sick longer than 3 days. EXCEPT... once every 5 or 6 years. This year, was that year. I got knocked on my behind by a virus very similar to strep throat, and I'm only just better.

Let's just say that blogging was the last thing on my mind :).

I'm back though, and ready to share some amazing books with you! Anna Patrick and her amazing book Meditations in Wonderland is in the spotlight today, and trust me when I say that it looks absolutely irresistible. Take a look.

What would you do if you fell down the rabbit hole, and not only found Wonderland – but also discovered that Alice wants you dead? 

That’s exactly what happened to Elizabeth, a twenty-four-year-old interior designer living in Brooklyn, who, like many of us, has found herself feeling disconnect from herself and the world around her.

When she sits down for her morning meditation, she encounters a little more than static when she falls down a rabbit hole far different than the one she read about as a child.

Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the original Alice in Wonderland comes a dark, modern re-telling that offers a fresh take on the classic – and a whole new Alice.

Intrigued? I know I was. There's something about the prospect of a darker Alice that I've always loved. What if that world that was once so fantastic and fun, was actually dark and sinister. As soon as Anna Patrick's book came onto my radar, I was instantly in love.

Find out more:

In Wonderland
“The Cat grinned so wide his neck could barely support the weight of his head, and he clapped along with the syllables as he sang: ‘Her mind had gone out for a stroll, and then fell down the rabbit hole!”

“Without warning, she found herself at the threshold of darkness, face to face with a wall of towering trees. Wedged in the middle of the trees between two pillars of black-and-white stones stood something more sinister, something she hadn’t seen from where she had conversed with the Cheshire Cat… An iron signpost attached at the top of the two pillars glared back at her with ten metal letters that melded together to form cursive script. The twisted metal read: WONDERLAND.”

“She stood still for a moment and eyed the bright green moss crawling up the black trees that spiraled endlessly above her… the tall trees and their bony branches cast long shadows that fell upon Elizabeth in streaks, reminding her of prison bars…In some places, where the trees were less dense, the light broke through, setting Wonderland on fire with its brightness.”

“She closed her eyes and continued her pace, imagining what it would feel like to be in those woods, just as she had imagine what the meadow would feel like. A feeling of solitude crept in, and with it came the comfort of being hidden like a small child playing hide-and-seek, only she was both the seeker and the one who was hidden.”

Anna Patrick graduated from Boston College with both a degree in communications and the first draft of the manuscript that would become her first novel, Meditations In Wonderland. She is also the creator of a popular Tumblr under the same title. Now a full-time book publicist, Patrick lives in Northern Virginia with her boyfriend and their French bulldog.

For more on Anna and the book, please visit her: You can also find the book on Amazon.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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