Welcome, darlings! Today is my stop on the blog tour for K. Ancrum’s The Wicker King

This book comes out on October 31- Halloween, yay!- and it is kind of perfect, yes? So today, I have author K. Ancrum on the blog to share with us her top ten favorite stories with alternate worlds and/or realities!! (I also must give Holly @ The Fox’s Hideaway credit for this fabulously fun topic!) Also, stay tuned after the post for an exclusive GIF!! (Who doesn’t love a GIF? You all know I do 😀 )

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
Published by Imprint on October 31st 2017
Pages: 320
Format:ARC
Source:Copy provided by publisher for review

The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.

When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.

August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.

K. Ancrum’s Top Ten Favorite Stories With Alternate Worlds/Realities 

Coraline by Neil Gaiman


The Time Machine by H. G. Wells


The Subtle Knife from the His Dark Materials Series by Phillip Pullman 


Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon


More Than This by Patrick Ness

About K. Ancrum

K. Ancrum grew up in Chicago Illinois. She attended Dominican University to study Fashion Merchandising, but was lured into getting an English degree after spending too many nights experimenting with hard literary criticism and hanging out with unsavory types, like poetry students. Currently, she lives in Andersonville and writes books at work when no one is looking.

Exclusive GIF from The Wicker King

So guys! What are your favorite alternate worlds/realities?! As for mine… does Panem count? What about the post-apocalyptic The 100? (That one is way too close to actually being real tbh.)

And seriously, how perfect does this book sound to read on Halloween? YAY! 

Posted October 28, 2017 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 6 Comments


6 responses to “The Wicker King by K. Ancrum: Blog Tour & Guest Post

  1. Oooh, I’ve been super interested in this one–now I’m even more excited! This sounds fascinating, like a perfect Halloween read for sure. Alternate world are so much fun, I’m definitely a huge fan of Coraline, the Sandman, The Chronicles of Narnia.. and I hardly ever see anyone mention The Key to the Kingdom series, so I’m happy to see that here! I’m also a big fan of Wonderland, so I’d have to add Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland there. Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  2. I can’t believe your favorite is the freaking Hunger Games setting/the 100. YOU KNOW YOU COULD DIE IN THOSE? Man.

    Clearly I need to read More Than This because I LOVE ALTERNATE WORLDS AND REALITIES. This was honestly such a great prompt. Good job Holly 😛

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