Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore

Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore

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"We all need someplace to escape, and sometimes the mind is just as good of a place as any."

A trailer park Alice. A hole that traps souls. The white rabbit's a tricky hare. And the world is upside down. This fairy tale just got twisty . . .

Rule One: Don't eat or drink.
Rule Two: Never, ever tell anyone your name.
If ya do - your soul will be lost there forever.

How do I know? I been there myself. This is my story.

There was a full moon brimmin' that night, and that meant strange things could happen. As I walked through the woods, I reckon I shoulda known by the way my hair stood up on end like Uncle Red's toupee --that I shoulda coulda stayed home. I call it the willies, but grandpappy calls it premonition. One thing I can tell ya as a girl from the wrong side of the tracks: If you're fix'n to wander way over yonder --it's important to know the right direction.

What direction ya ask? Well, ya have to read the story to find that one out.

AFTER FALLING INTO a dark hole when she was running through the forest, Evie finds herself trapped in a strange new world that mirrors our own. Her only guide is a compass stick given to her by an angry gnome who lives in an ancient knobby tree. As she travels through the lands of this upside-down world she happens upon creatures that are twisted versions of fairytale folklore. A place where fairies bite, unicorns charge, mermaids are menacing, and nightmares are more than dreams. A world where the souls of those who could not follow the unspoken rules are trapped forever.

As a southern girl born on the wrong side of the tracks, Evie relies on the wisdom passed down by her grandpappy and the haunting memories of her mama to teach her perseverance of the soul. She learns that things are rarely what they seem as her world is turned upside down.


Praise for Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore

"This book reminds me a lot of Alice in wonderland. Really great book for young audiences that has a meaningful message of not giving up!" --Kaili Taghon, Entertainingly Nerdy
". . . a unique weaving of familiar fairy tale beings and stories mixed and blended to create both a suspenseful, fantastical tale." --Christina, Indie Fantasy Review
"Märgen has created such an irresistible and bewitching world that I wanted more of it."--Debjani's Thoughts
"I got Alice in Wonderlandand Dorothy Must Die vibes, and would recommend this to lovers of fantasy and fairy tale retellings." --Catherine, Ethereal Pages

What Amazon reviewers are saying:

"Evie is an easy protagonist to identify with, as her insecurities come across as authentic."
"I really liked the connection this book has to many of the classic fairy tales, especially the Grimm Brothers' collection."
"Cute story, well-written take of Alice in Wonderland."
"A great charmer of a book."
". . . a delightfully quick read that anyone who wishes to keep their imagination in use will have a great time reading."
"Loved the character, and the story has a fun, whimsical feel to it>"
"Märgen makes the everchanging landscape very unique each time, so the book never feels repetitive, and the challenges Evie faces in each new area is markedly different, again add to the sense of adventure and suspense without sacrificing momentum or creativity."
Gothic Fantasy, Young Adult, Fairy tale retellings, self-mutilation, mental illness
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 272g
  • English
  • 1794450335
  • 9781794450332
  • 2,084,497

Rating details

22 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 18% (4)
4 27% (6)
3 32% (7)
2 18% (4)
1 5% (1)
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