Book: Ethan Walker’s Road to Wonderland
Author: L.J. Stock
Genre: New Adult
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At nineteen, the world has so many possibilities.
Ethan Walker was a typical teenager in that respect. He was happy, living at home with his family and partying when the mood struck. He was in no rush to grow up. His life was a blank page just waiting to be written, but that couldn’t last forever.
Unfortunately, reality came knocking at Ethan’s door, forcing him to face truths he’d never allowed himself to see in the past – truths that soon robbed him of his innocence and youth. With the life he’d always known gone forever, Ethan found himself battling demons in disguise, only to find his own weakness was his worst enemy.
When temptation turned to indulgence, and the ghosts of his past encouraged him to dig deeper, Ethan sought salvation in the form of violence. His fists and fortitude became his bread and butter, but the new turn in his life rejected the familiar and opened the door to more evil.
Inevitably, the darkness tried to sink him, and there was only one constant light that somehow seemed to shine brighter than the promise of escape: the mystery girl with the golden hair.
In order to survive, Ethan had to dig deep and find a strength in himself not even he was sure existed. Only when he found himself on a path to Wonderland did he start to see a future beyond his past. All he had to do to get there was learn to breathe and not get himself killed in the process.
I need to start off by saying, each book in this series is phenomenal. These are a must read if you love NA and especially if you like stories where the characters really come of age.
Ethan Walker. We all know an Ethan Walker. A nice guy with a good home that comes from a good family that just never seems to have it all together. One thing after another sets his life in to a downward spiral and he is just along for the free fall. You know the type, so much potential, just wasted. But yet, you just can’t give up on him. You can’t help but think that there is something that will pull him out of the depths of despair and make him see his own potential. That is Ethan Walker.
Ethan’s story isn’t pretty. It’s hard to read at times, to be honest. But all the dark is necessary to see the whole Ethan. If I had to pick an overall tone for the book, I would have to say…raw. This is as stripped down emotionally raw as I’ve ever seen a character. And yet, I never once wanted to quit on him. You see just how much of a fighter he is and you begin to admire the man he is starting to become.
Does Ethan finally find his Wonderland? Well, that is left to you to read and find out. Just be prepared to be taken on a trip that will have your emotions all over the place and make you grateful for everything you do have.
If I could give this book more than 5 kisses I would but alas, I am limited to just 5. I love a book that makes me feel and this one will lay your heart open raw.
Other books in the series (all books can be read standalone):
Izzy Moffit’s Road to Wonderland by Victoria L James (book 1)
Paris Hemsworth’s Road to Wonderland by Francesca Marlow
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From a young age L.J. Stock was led by her imagination. From the moment she could read she fell into worlds where trees could talk and little girls could move things with their minds.
In no hurry to grow up, she found stories all around her, in the forests of Plym Bridge, the moss covered hills of Dartmoor, then, as she grew older, the wide spread city of Houston, where she currently resides and works. A constant daydreamer, she hopes that one day, her passion can become something more than just a hobby for her.
Still led by her imagination, the worlds have slowly grown from childish adventures to urban fantasies and romances. With inspirational authors such as Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, John Grisham and Stephen King guiding her through her life so far, L.J. Stock has finally decided that it is time for her to go for gold and try land herself on someone else’s future list of favorites.
Putting words on paper is as essential as breathing to her, but on the rare occasions that she isn’t writing, she can be found with a video game remote in hand or curled up on the couch with her pup and a good book. Music is also such an important part of her life, it’s a wonder there isn’t a background soundtrack playing wherever she goes.
A good girl to most, a bad girl to a few, L.J. believes that every genre should be attempted and is more than likely to have tried to release three hundred series’ ranging from vampires and werewolves, to dystopian and even classic romance, before she reaches even middle age. At least, that’s the plan for now.
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