I loved Alice and Hatcher's unconventional relationship in Christina Henry's "Alice". They became a bonded pair through a friendship that began between the walls of an insane asylum. While I'm not sure that I would call their relationship romantic, Hatcher cared very deeply for Alice, even if he did have a strange way of showing it. The story was dark and twisted and their love was no exception. This is why they are one of my new favorite fictional couples.
A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll...
In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.
In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…
Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.
Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.
And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.