From the introduction:
You may have heard of it before, you may have even visited it in the past: a place of imagination and dreams, tea parties and bizarre poetry, adventures and awe. And it was, long ago. Before things changed.
When Alice Liddell survived the apocalyptic house fire that left her entire family dead, something broke inside of her. Unable to bear the pain and grief from her loss, she retreated into her own mind, and the girl was left as little more than a demented shadow of her former self.
Eight years have passed since the fire and Alice’s admission to Rutledge Asylum, the days blurring together without any changes to her life or prognosis. Within, however, things have changed far, far more than it appears.