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Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot's EncountersThe Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot's Encounters by Micah Genest
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I want to say this is a middle-grade YA fantasy, but it does have enough double entendre and some clever digs to make any adult smile. The tales are all relatively mild and pleasantly dark, primed for the sweet spot we remembered in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Our heroine, to give you a taste, is named Harlot. She explores a strange fantasy land that is on the same level as Wonderland but not quite the same quality. Carrol's poetry is better, but this definitely has its charm. And its worldbuilding is definitely unique, thoughtful, and just on this side of being truly odd.

I totally recommend it for lovers of dark fairy-tales for young adventures of any age.

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