Sunday, November 25, 2018

{Book Review} Allison's Adventures in Underland by C.M. Stunich

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Title: Allison's Adventures in Underland
Author: C.M. Stunich
Series: Harem of Hearts
Publisher: Sarian Royal
Date: December 17, 2017
Pages: 320
ASIN:  B077M7CV49
Source: Amazon purchase

Books in the "Harem of Hearts" series are full-length reverse harem/new adult/dark romance novels,  gritty retellings of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Don't expect a children's tale; these characters are nothing like their more innocent counterparts. This book contains: drugs, cursing, violence, sex ... and love found in the darkest shadows

From Goodreads:
Um. Um. Um. 
Are you reading this? 
If you are, I need your help. 

I was at a party; I was running; I fell. 
And get this—this is the part you'll never believe—I fell down a rabbit hole. 
Like Alice in those old books. 

Except in those books, there wasn't blood everywhere. 
In those books, the characters weren't all male, attractive, and interested in me. 
Forget everything you know about the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the March Hare … 

This isn't Wonderland; this is Underland. 
Violence, sex, drugs, and magic … that's all there is in this place. 
There's me, Allison, and there are the men that want me, the enemies that hunt me, and the darkness that's quickly rolling in. 

And only I can stop it. 
So if you're reading this, will you help me? 
Please. I just want to escape this place and go … home.

My Review:

I don't even know where to start with this. I was reading another blog and saw a review for a Reverse Harem book and thought I might check it out ( step away from YA for a minute). So off to Amazon I went and got sucked down a rabbit hole. So I ended up coming across this series and figured since all of them were out I would go ahead and purchase them.

Wow!!  Is really all I can say.

This is really just a retelling of Alice in Wonderland but made with a modern-day teenager and hot as sin male characters. Allison-who-isn't-Alice is crushing on a guy, her sister drags her to a party; Allison talks to the guy, the guy is a prick to her. Then she gets to witness her crush getting shot in the face.

I don't know about you, but I'm not chasing after a guy that literally stood in front of me and shot someone in the face. I'll call 911 and give as much of a description as possible, but my butt is staying put!! But not Allison, she chases after the "White Rabbit" after calling 911 and ends up falling down the rabbit hole.

It just gets more twisted from there. Tweedledee and Tweedledum are introduced, naked mind you. They are sexy as sin also, and covered in tattoos, wearing Drink Me and Eat Me signs respectively. You can see where this is going right??

The book is good, and while the cussing is a bit much for me, I do like that there is an actual plot to the story and not a ton of sex. The sexual tension is there between all the characters, but it doesn't take anything away from the book. The witting is a tad repetitive for my taste, how many times do I need to know so and so is "dripping in ink"? But otherwise, a great read and I'll be continuing the series.

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