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My Name Is Not Alice ❮Reading❯ ➹ My Name Is Not Alice ➱ Author Angelika Rust – Thomashillier.co.uk Librarian s Note Alternate cover edition for ASIN BCNYJBAlice is a high school princess Blonde Beautiful Shallow Until she meets a little white rabbit, and her world turns upside down The line between Librarian s Note Is Not Epub â Alternate cover edition for ASIN BCNYJBAlice is a high school princess Blonde Beautiful Shallow Until she meets a little white rabbit, and her world turns upside down The line between reality and fantasy blurs, then vanishes altogether And Alice becomes a girl who attracts Trouble Trouble with a capital T.


10 thoughts on “My Name Is Not Alice

  1. Chris Bostic Chris Bostic says:

    I had the privilige of reading this book right before publication, and would heartily recommend it to fantasy lovers, or basically fans of quality reads in pretty much every genre It s engaging, with great adventure, hints of romance, quirky characters, an epic questWhile you re at it, you really ought to grab copies of the Tales of Istonnia series books by Ms Rust Her trilogy is fantastic too I had the privilige of reading this book right before publication, and would heartily recommend it to fantasy lovers, or basically fans of quality reads in pretty much every genre It s engaging, with great adventure, hints of romance, quirky characters, an epic questWhile you re at it, you really ought to grab copies of the Tales of Istonnia series books by Ms Rust Her trilogy is fantastic too


  2. C.H. Clepitt C.H. Clepitt says:

    I loved this book It is book one in the Resident Witch series, and sets everything up nicely and probably means I have to buy the rest of the series It deals with some issues that could be triggering, such as sexual violence and bullying, but there is nothing explicit, and in today s climate especially, it is important to face these things rather than hide from What I both liked and found disturbing in equal measure in a YA book is that there was really no moral compass The characters we I loved this book It is book one in the Resident Witch series, and sets everything up nicely and probably means I have to buy the rest of the series It deals with some issues that could be triggering, such as sexual violence and bullying, but there is nothing explicit, and in today s climate especially, it is important to face these things rather than hide from What I both liked and found disturbing in equal measure in a YA book is that there was really no moral compass The characters were real, made real mistakes and had real flaws, and there was no retribution or learning curve, just like real life Alice, the main character, for example, chastises herself for not wanting to have sex with her boyfriend, fearing what he ll think of her, the way a teenage girl might, but there is never the realisation that it s her body and her choice, the thought is never addressed again.Trouble, the main love interest is also morally dubious, and I didn t like him, but I m told that most women do, so, maybe that s just me Heh I failed to understand the attraction, or the love So far this review sounds negative, and I don t mean for it to be It was a fast paced urban fantasy with demons, shifters, witches andWell written and the scene is well set, I will definitely be going back to see what happens next The lack of any real moral message gave me pause, and as I read on I kept hoping that maybe there would be one at the end As with life, there wasn t Nonetheless, a thoroughly enjoyable read and I will return to the series


  3. Rajalakshmi Prithviraj Rajalakshmi Prithviraj says:

    My Name Is Not Alice is a wonderful story told in five parts about a young girl called Alice,who hates all references made by the girls around her in the context of Lewis Caroll s Alice in Wonderland This story is a symbol of personal growth of the protagonist Alice in particular and human life in general.The story introduces Alice as a highly underconfident, inhibited and sensitive person who has a severe inferiority complex Alice, slowly but surely, learns about true friendship and gains eno My Name Is Not Alice is a wonderful story told in five parts about a young girl called Alice,who hates all references made by the girls around her in the context of Lewis Caroll s Alice in Wonderland This story is a symbol of personal growth of the protagonist Alice in particular and human life in general.The story introduces Alice as a highly underconfident, inhibited and sensitive person who has a severe inferiority complex Alice, slowly but surely, learns about true friendship and gains enough self confidence to face bullies like Jenny even if means being out of the popular gang Alice, thus, starts off on a path of self discovery as she openly befriends Amy Walker She starts realizing that there is magic within her However, her strained relationship with her mother stops her from asking questions about family history The entry of Pepper Burns and Trouble Walker does shake her belief in the goodness of people, but her friendship with Amy helps her to learn about herself and understand the people around her.It is universally known and established that love can conquer even the worst of the demons Alice discovers true love on her journey of self exploration and does everything she can, to help people close to her, to fight Jenny, a demon in reality And yes, all is well that ends well, and this story definitely ends on a positive note.I couldn t help but compare the story with today s world Ask those with names that have a resemblance to a literary character or real life famous personalities Jokes and leg pullings are bound to happen Besides, the openness in relationship between parents and children is slowly on the decrease Also, friendships and peer pressures can make or mar a growing child However, the story reaffirms the faith in the power of true friendship and true love.Written beautifully, magical realism is brought out in an exquisite manner by Angelika Rust She has successfully etched characters who are powerful and play their part well Alice is a show stealer, Amy is the perfect friend in need, Trouble is attractive rogue, Jenny is the appropriate antagonist who is everything that Alice is not.The story is not all magical in terms of use of mystical creatures et al Instead, the story is a briliant mix of the real world and the magical realm, thereby making it an interesting read.P.S I finished the book in a single sitting


  4. Karen Eisenbrey Karen Eisenbrey says:

    I have enjoyed all of Angelika Rust s previous work, so I was pleased to beta read two drafts of her new YA novel.My Name is Not Alice is a dark urban fantasy that avoids the trap of humorlessness Darkness and trauma are balanced with genuine humor and human affection in this tale of girl so estranged from her true self that she doesn t use her given name In the beginning, she doesn t seem oppressed at all blond and pretty, Lizzy as she calls herself is a popular high school princess, part I have enjoyed all of Angelika Rust s previous work, so I was pleased to beta read two drafts of her new YA novel.My Name is Not Alice is a dark urban fantasy that avoids the trap of humorlessness Darkness and trauma are balanced with genuine humor and human affection in this tale of girl so estranged from her true self that she doesn t use her given name In the beginning, she doesn t seem oppressed at all blond and pretty, Lizzy as she calls herself is a popular high school princess, part of the in crowd But her life what she wears, who she eats lunch with, what she thinks is important is ruled by an evil queen, Jenny As she begins to think about breaking free, she has a strange and frightening experience in the park one night This leads to new friendships, infatuation that turns to love, and startling discoveries about her family and herself It turns out monsters and demons are real, but so are magic and heroism Working with her new friends, Lizzy Alice chooses to join the fight her own mother abandoned She develops from anxious and desperate to fit in through powerful and reckless to humble and wanting to be part of the solution Magic in this story comes at a price the practitioners have to work at learning to use their power, and there is a physical toll from using too much too quickly Love, too, is not easy People in this book make difficult choices sometimes wrong, sometimes right because of love Alice s mother has made catastrophic choices, for all the best reasons, and Alice and the reader could easily see her as the villain, except that she is written humanely as another victim The romance subplot is important to the main plot, and manages to be awkward, touching, funny, believable, and ultimately satisfying in unexpected ways.The book ends on a hopeful but unresolved note, fueling anticipation for a sequel


  5. Adam Oster Adam Oster says:

    I love Angelika Rust, simply stated Just look at all the love I ve given her books on this blog over the past couple years and it s pretty obvious So, I ll understand if you ll ignore this post as yet another rant of love for herbut you shouldn t ignore this post, or this book, because My Name is Not Alice is not your standard Rust book.Sure, it s a quirky look at a rather standard subject Sure, it s got oddball characters being put into even further oddball situations Yes, it s glorious I love Angelika Rust, simply stated Just look at all the love I ve given her books on this blog over the past couple years and it s pretty obvious So, I ll understand if you ll ignore this post as yet another rant of love for herbut you shouldn t ignore this post, or this book, because My Name is Not Alice is not your standard Rust book.Sure, it s a quirky look at a rather standard subject Sure, it s got oddball characters being put into even further oddball situations Yes, it s glorious prose will have you imagining things you never thought you d imagine before okay, yeah, that might be just a little over the topI couldn t think of a third thing to put in with my rather limited time set aside to write here.But it s different.And in a fantastic way.You know all those stories where a kid finds out that they are part of a grand tradition of magic and whatever Yeah, your Harry Potters, Star Wars s, and sheesh, my rule of three is failing me today At a very simple glance, this would fall into that category Yet, the world of magic is wonderland, and the character in question is named Alicealthough she seems to not want you to know that Well, this is where things quickly separate from the norm Because things aren t easy in the world of Wonderland There aren t happy stories to arise for these characters It seems that everywhere they look there is really only a great deal of trial and tribulationalthough one of the central characters does come up with a rather unique weightloss technique.Anyways, I really can t do this book justice with just a few words in a reviewit s great, it s fun, and it really deserves a read So do it already Buy it now


  6. Scott Butcher Scott Butcher says:

    There is a motif of Alice in Wonderland that runs through this book, but this is very much a Young Adult or Teen Story Does the knife in the picture give that away It should probably be a blood covered stiletto, but hey it s all good There is a rabbit hole, but don t expect Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum This isn t the same Alice written by Lewis Carrol, this Alice is battling much darker forces in her own home townwherever that may be.I was captivated by this story It is extremely well tol There is a motif of Alice in Wonderland that runs through this book, but this is very much a Young Adult or Teen Story Does the knife in the picture give that away It should probably be a blood covered stiletto, but hey it s all good There is a rabbit hole, but don t expect Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum This isn t the same Alice written by Lewis Carrol, this Alice is battling much darker forces in her own home townwherever that may be.I was captivated by this story It is extremely well told, then again, having read Rat Paths, by the same author, I had high hopes it would be There are psycho parentsthan one , deadly battles with evil were creatures, love sucking incubus bad boys and all sorts of teenage angst going on in this tale Is it all just a role playing game Could be Lot s of stuff that teenager s and those who have been teenagers can relate to, geeks who crack into the hidden websites of the Community , blonde bitches who rule the school, muscle heads who are easily led by same There are those on the outer, and those on the inner Alice Lizzie, her name isn t Alice strides through these worlds, crossingboundaries than one, but where will she end up That would be giving the story away Down a rabbit hole, but that s a given


  7. O.N. O.N. says:

    I enjoyed this YA novel This is a dark urban fantasy that weaves it s spell on you It was a little slow in the beginning but the pace pick up quickly after that Alice Lizzy thinks she s an ordinary girl with an ordinary family but as the story unfolds she discovers may truths which turns her life upside down She hangs with the IN crowd and gradually sees that they are really not her friends She turns to Amy, who is her true friend Alice Lizzy discovers she has powers but these come at a co I enjoyed this YA novel This is a dark urban fantasy that weaves it s spell on you It was a little slow in the beginning but the pace pick up quickly after that Alice Lizzy thinks she s an ordinary girl with an ordinary family but as the story unfolds she discovers may truths which turns her life upside down She hangs with the IN crowd and gradually sees that they are really not her friends She turns to Amy, who is her true friend Alice Lizzy discovers she has powers but these come at a cost There are deadly battles with evil were creatures and love sucking incubuses Her journey takes her to another world where she must vanquish a demon There is plenty teenage drama, love and lust, all suitable for YA readers.Some great writing


  8. Simon Wilson Simon Wilson says:

    There are some books that really inspire me to push on with this writing gig My Name Is Not Alice is one of them.Other reviews have touched on plot etc, so I won t go there in this review Instead, I will just talk about how much I enjoyed this wonderful read I m a huge fan of urban fantasy and this book is up there with some of the classics It s dark at times, humorous, touching, thought provoking, and extremely well written The voice throughout is fantastic I was truly in Alice s head fo There are some books that really inspire me to push on with this writing gig My Name Is Not Alice is one of them.Other reviews have touched on plot etc, so I won t go there in this review Instead, I will just talk about how much I enjoyed this wonderful read I m a huge fan of urban fantasy and this book is up there with some of the classics It s dark at times, humorous, touching, thought provoking, and extremely well written The voice throughout is fantastic I was truly in Alice s head for the ride And what a ride it was.Do yourself a favour Go grab a copy I m sure you will love this book as much as I did.I m now off to go read some of Angelika s other books Perhaps you will do the same after finishing Alice s tale Bravo, Angelika You ve got yourself a new fan


  9. M.J. Fahy M.J. Fahy says:

    A quirky fairy tale that s definitely not for little children Lizzy which may or may not be her real name is in thrall to the sort of popular, but poisonous, girl at school who you d wish would break out in a bad case of facial carbuncles anyone who s not in Jenny s gang is nobody and going nowhere With distant parents, Lizzy wants desperately to fit in and grudgingly follows the in crowd to do just that until strange and dangerous occurrences beginning in the local park lead her to rea A quirky fairy tale that s definitely not for little children Lizzy which may or may not be her real name is in thrall to the sort of popular, but poisonous, girl at school who you d wish would break out in a bad case of facial carbuncles anyone who s not in Jenny s gang is nobody and going nowhere With distant parents, Lizzy wants desperately to fit in and grudgingly follows the in crowd to do just that until strange and dangerous occurrences beginning in the local park lead her to realise the life she leads is simply a thin veneer of normality, and that she is farresourceful than she ever could have imagined


  10. Sharon Stevenson Sharon Stevenson says:

    My Name Is Not Alice is the young adult fantasy novel of a girl named Alice whose world becomes terrifying and strange once she turns away from the popular crowd at school.The story is not a typical YA tale The characters are realistic and serious issues are tackled without sugarcoating It has some wonderful humorous moments but is quite dark overall There s a good mix of mystery, action and romance I think this will appeal well to older teens who want arealistic YA paranormal read.O My Name Is Not Alice is the young adult fantasy novel of a girl named Alice whose world becomes terrifying and strange once she turns away from the popular crowd at school.The story is not a typical YA tale The characters are realistic and serious issues are tackled without sugarcoating It has some wonderful humorous moments but is quite dark overall There s a good mix of mystery, action and romance I think this will appeal well to older teens who want arealistic YA paranormal read.Overall this was an excellent read and I would recommend it highly to fans of urban fantasy


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