Friday, January 1, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Insanity (Mad in Wonderland) (Insanity #1) by Cameron Jace

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

So, I completely spaced on what day it was. That's why I am so late getting mine up.

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.

Book Beginning:
   Christ Church, Oxford University, present day
The girl sprawled on the ground was dead... and loving it. Why else would she be grinning like the Cheshire Cat?

I love a retelling, and honestly so few good ones for Alice in Wonderland exist. I can already tell that this one holds promise.

My 56:
"The Real Alice wouldn't say that," the ruthless Pillar says, hitting numbers on a pad near a golden double door. "you think those are innocent people?" The door opens, and he wheels me in.

I have just started this book, so I am really interested in finding out what lead to this scene.


  1. I always find Alice in Wonderland retellings intriguing. Hope you enjoy and have a great New Year!

  2. I wonder what the playing card has to do with insanity. Intriguing.

  3. This was a good retelling - hope you like it! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  4. I have this one on my kindle, but have no clue when I'll get to it.. lol... I wish now, but realistically I have no idea.
    Happy new year and happy weekend!