Unexplainablenews.com is reporting strange phenomena in cemeteries in Scotland, Germany, Italy, and America. Only one individual knows what's happening - and why! This person also knows the one girl who can prevent an unspeakable and imminent catastrophe from taking place. But will she? When Caitlin Fletcher's mom disappeared (or left?) four years ago, Caitlin began suffering from breathless bouts of anxiety. Her new move to London, with her Dad and her brainiac sister, threatens to lead to more situations that will trigger panic. Now, she's having anxiety over the possibility of having anxiety! Caitlin's life takes a turn for the bizarre when she's tricked into climbing down a "rabbit hole", landing in a wondrous fairy tale universe - except it's crawling with savage, starving blood-eyed zombies. But what's scarier - a blood thirsty zombie, a panic attack....or the painful truth?!
From the first few pages I was completely engrossed in this story. It is Alice in Wonderland meets Edward Scissor Hands, Meets, The Walking Dead! I LOVED every moment of it and wish I could give a book to everyone I know.
This mashup story has all your favorites from Sleepy Beauty, Snow White, Peter Pan, Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, The Big Bad Wolf, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, literally everyone is showing up in this page turner.
There have been zombie sightings all over the world as Caitlin and her little sister Natalie move to their new home in London with their Dad. Things suddenly change for Caitlin when she receives a note from her new school friend Jack to meet at a cemetery. However it was NOT Jack who sent it to her. Caitlin ends up on the cemetery where Lewis Carroll is buried. A book lover she is of course in awe until her little sister shows up followed by a hand rising up from the ground. A bone white, pretty, long nailed, girl hand that belongs to a girl with very, very long hair who quickly explains that certain buried "story tellers" are actually gateways into wormholes that bridge that allows for space/time continuum.
Natalie is obviously more adventurous and starts sliding down the dead girls long locks into the gaping pit the girl had just come out of. Caitlin follows her and the world they know will never be the same.
I loved all the literary tie ins and the pop culture additions. It was a fun, fun read that I can't wait to read again only this time with my daughter.
It is a great book for ages 10+
AND...I only just noticed as I was grabbing the link to the book's website that there are dolls!!!! Hello...I had no idea! This would have been a great Christmas gift for my daughter. There is still time!!!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion.