A group of young girls possess a mysterious power known as "Alice's Dream," which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again.
Runtime: 25 minutes
Alice & Zouroku - Red Queen (novel) - Netflix
Red Queen is a young adult fantasy novel written by American writer Victoria Aveyard. It was her first series and her first novel. It was published in February 2015. Its sequels are Glass Sword, King's Cage and War Storm. Red Queen won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Debut Goodreads Author and was nominated for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Alice & Zouroku - Summary - Netflix
Mare Barrow is a Red living with her parents and a younger sister, Gisa. Her three older brothers, Bree, Tramy, and Shade, serve in the front line of a war fought between the northern Kingdom the Lakelands and the Barrow's homeland, the Kingdom of Norta. Norta is currently ruled by King Tiberius Calore VI, one of many Silvers with supernatural powers that allow him and the rest of the Silvers, to rule over the more numerous but powerless Reds. Mare is jealous of her sister because of her job and because she has this job means no conscription. When she learns that Kilorn Warren,her best friend, will be conscripted, she plans an escape and meets with a colleague who directs her to Farley, a captain of the Scarlet Guard, insurgents composed of Reds who want to bring equality between their people and the Silvers. Farley demands a sum of money in exchange for Kilorn's escape. A plan to steal from a Silver with Gisa goes horribly wrong when a massacre occurs after the Scarlet Guard bombed the kingdom and Gisa's hand is shot and broken in the chaos, forcing Gisa to stop supporting her family and thus stopped her dream of being a seamstress. During her attempt to steal at a tavern, Mare meets with Cal, a handsome teen who listens to her problems and takes her home while also giving her money. The next day, Mare is taken to the king's local residence and given a job as a servant and realizes that Cal is Tiberias Calore VI's son, Prince Tiberias Calore VII, who wants to protect her from conscription. During the Queenstrial, where Silver nobility compete for Cal's hand, Mare displays electrokinetic powers against Cal's eventual bride, Evangeline Samos. She is captured, but because the king fears of an uprising should a Red be discovered to have supernatural powers, Mare is made a bride of Tiberias' second son, the shy Maven, given the name Mareena Titanos, and a cover story: the daughter of a Silver general who died on the battle field and was adopted by the Reds in the war zone. Mare soon develops mutual feelings for Cal, her betrothed's brother and the future Silver king. She becomes increasingly guilty as the book progresses as she finds herself falling in love with Maven. Suddenly having to live as a noble within the king's ranks, Mare slowly acquaints herself with Maven and Cal while also befriending Julian Jacos, Cal's uncle and a librarian who teaches her how to control her powers, and Lucas Samos, Evangeline's cousin and her personal security guard. Mare is permitted to say goodbye to her family by Cal and learns the return of Bree and Tramy, but not Shade, who was beheaded by the enemies. Furious that her favourite brother was killed, Mare joins the Scarlet Guard followed by Kilorn, who also promises that he will join the Scarlet Guard, which infuriates Mare. Eventually, Mare secretly reunites with Farley at the palace to discuss the next step of the organisation's plan and is surprised when Maven joins in. The plan involves disrupting a royal ball and killing several important Silvers, but ends up killing many innocent Silvers due to an unexpected bomb. Though the rebels are able to be freed thanks to Julian's help, Mare is alarmed when she learns that Farley did not prepare for the bomb to be dropped at the palace. Due to the attack of the Scarlet Guard, the Reds are punished by the Silvers with the lowering of the age of conscription from 18 to 15. Mare herself is ordered to broadcast the new law. Julian confesses that his research concludes that Mare's blood has a genetic mutation, making it Red but enabling Silver like powers, and stronger than both; Shade's was too, which was why he was executed by Silver officers. Julian also mentions that he needs to go into hiding so he leaves Mare a list of names of people like her. Another meeting with Farley, in a free zone that the Silvers have been keeping out from, leads Mare, through Maven's suggestion, to infiltrate the king's residence in the capital, Archeon. There, the rebels, through the underground-roaming Undertrains, stake an invasion. Mare attempts to convince Cal to allow the Scarlet Guard overtake the castle, and admits to helping them. Cal, stung by her betrayal, refuses and leads both Mare and Maven to the castle. However, once in the presence of Queen Elara and King Tiberius, it becomes apparent that Queen Elara and Maven have been manipulating Mare the whole time. Elara then forces Cal to kill his father, thus branding him and Mare traitors and allowing Maven to become king. Lucas is executed for his part in the rebellion. Mare and Cal would have too, if not for the arrival of the Scarlet Guard. Mare and Cal battle their former sparring partners, including Evangeline, and manage to kill a few before they retreat. The two then escape with the Undertrain before Maven gets them. Inside it, Mare meets with Farley, Kilorn, and, to her shock, Shade, who has been faking his death and is also a part of the Scarlet Guard. Mare vows to take revenge against Maven.
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