Bookish Delight #8: A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Bookish Delight of the Month (Bookish Delight for short) is a monthly feature in which I’ll spotlight the number one book I’m most anticipating at the beginning of the month it releases. This could be a book I don’t have yet, or have an ARC of already – even a book I’m already reading, because it doesn’t matter whether I have it or not, or have read it or not – this is just all about me spotlighting the book I’m most excited for in a given month.

So, without further adieu, let’s get started!


The book I’m most highly anticipating in September is… A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney! This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows me on Twitter – This has been one of my most anticipated books ever since the PW announcement went live! Per the PW announcement, this book is: “Pitched as a retelling of Alice in Wonderland with the butt-kicking of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and with a black teen heroine at the center, Alice is a warrior who battles Nightmares in the dark and terrifying dream realm known as Wonderland.”

You guys KNOW I’m obsessed with Buffy and you KNOW that Alice in Wonderland retellings are my number one favorite retelling to read! So GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!!!!!! (Spoiler: I have an ARC and CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!).

*Clears throat.* Anyway… Cover and synopsis time!!!

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.



So, what is your most anticipated book of September? Share it in the comments!

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