Book Review: Insanity by Cameron Jace

February 16, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews 0

Book Review: Insanity by Cameron JaceInsanity by Cameron Jace
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2013-12-19
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore
Pages: 246
Source: Xpresso Book Tours

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.

My Thoughts

This was interestingly interesting! It’s my first from Cameron Jace and I think I can see where all the hooplah comes from. The writing is gorgeous and I was put right into the asylum with Alice. I love that he has a good contrast of not only giving some details about what is around her but he mirrors it perfectly with Alice and the supporting characters. She feels like a modern day Alice INside an asylum!

I also really liked the characters. Maybe it’s because I feel like I already knew that a little but honestly I’ve never actually read Alice In Wonderland, so I attribute this once again to the writing. It’s so fun and flirty! The characters move off of the page and into your mind and make a little home there.

The plot was also interesting. I did feel like I wanted a little more from it but the flow was not bad. I think I was just excited and hoped that Alice would find herself so I wanted to push the story forward faster than it was going.

So, while this was good and an introduction for me to Cameron Jace I didn’t fall head over heels. I did, however, enjoy the writing and I think I’ll have to pick up more of his work. It definitely is an escape from reality!

Rating Report
4 / 5
Character Development
3.5 / 5
Writing Style
4 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall: 4.3 / 5



The Author

About Cameron Jace

Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV - it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.

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