BOOK REVIEW: INSANITY (MAD IN WONDERLAND) BY CAMERON JACE

INSANITY

Insanity (Mad In Wonderland) by Cameron Jace
Smashwords (e-book), 2013
254 Pages

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BLURB
After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science.

OPENING SENTENCE
The girl sprawled on the ground was dead – and loving it.

REVIEW
Insanity (Mad in Wonderland) is a brilliant book. I love Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I also love different versions of the stories. Insanity (Mad in Wonderland) reminds me of the videogames, American McGee’s Alice and Alice: The Madness Returns. I loved Jace’s version of Wonderland and the way he incorporated all of the familiar elements (the White Queen, the Red Queen, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar and the playing cards that are alive to name but a few). I loved the idea behind Insanity (Mad in Wonderland), that Lewis Carroll wrote his famous book to trap monsters and stop them from harming us. The pace of the novel is perfect and thanks to the quite short chapters I could read the novel in small chunks. The characters are as brilliant and twisted as you’d expect from Alice in Wonderland. I literary couldn’t stop reading this brilliant novel. I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series. I’d highly recommend Insanity (Mad in Wonderland) to fans of Wonderland.

RATING

5 STAR

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