This book may be unsuitable for people under 14 years of age due to its use of language, mental illness, sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
{Insanity: The Complete Books 1-3: Cameron Jace}Insanity: The Complete Books 1-3 by Cameron Jace
Series: Insanity
Published by Storykiller Books on October 28, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult
Pages: 1138
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads



{Synopsis} – This 200,000 words omnibus edition includes the first THREE books in the bestselling Insanity series, PLUS images and details of the places visited and meticulously researched.

From London’s historical locations, The Vatican, Belgium’s Cat Killing Festival, & Oxford University’s secrets that inspired Lewis Carroll’s story.

An intriguing read full of mysteries, codes, adventures, thrills, insanity and a heroine unlike anything you’ve ever read before.
________________________________________________

MEET ALICE WONDER

After accidentally killing everyone in a bus accident, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum in Oxford. No one doubts her insanity. All but a hookah-smoking professor who believes otherwise.

Professor Carter Pillar believes he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and finding Wonderland’s real whereabouts. He 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.

Equally loved by adults and teenagers, even by mystery and thriller readers.

Larger than life characters, intricate mysteries, engrossing fun, and intriguing historical locations. Insanity will thrill you, makes turns pages, and stay with you forever.
Warning: intended for insane audience only

Insanity Books 1-3:
– 1 Insanity
– 2 Figment
– 3 Circus

{My thoughts} – {date entire series completed} – {12.13.2018}

I’m not sure if I have ever listed all the reasons that I enjoy {fairytale} like books. I am one mega fan of them. I love each and every retelling I have read at this point. {Cameron Jace} has become one of my favorite authors over the years because of his {unique} ability to spin {classic} tales into something {new} and {incredible}. I have read these particular books in the past and enjoyed them. However, I had not been able to complete the series. I am going to {attempt} to play {catch up} on this series. I have {decided} that since I am going to {read} them again that I am going to re-write my past {reviews}.

– {Book 1: Insanity} – {11.14.2018} – Alice in Wonderland has been a beloved classic by many over the years. Cameron Jace has taken this classic and turned it into something new and something fresh that readers young and old will surely be able to fall in love with over and over again. This book is chalk full of information about Lewis Carroll. It also contains in a round about way characters, descriptions and more from the Alice and Wonderland book series. I was rather excited to see that I am able to access this series through Kindle Unlimited seeing as I had lost my original copies of these books when I had a hard drive crash.

Alice Wonder is introduced as a modern day lunatic that is a current underground resident at the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. She has been a resident since she was seventeen years old and had killed all of her classmates and her boyfriend in a bus accident. Once she had been tried for that crimes she was sentenced to the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum until at which point she could be deemed sane again.

When Alice was a child she’d slipped away from her older sister and some how had become lost. When she had found her way back she was telling a tale about a place called Wonderland. She attempted to hold true to her story that Wonderland was real throughout the beginning of her stay at the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. After a while and many shock therapy sessions she began to think that she was indeed insane and that Wonderland was a hallucination and was never a real place.

It wasn’t until she met Pillar that things had started to change for her and her personality. He finds a way to smuggle her in and out of Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum so that she can help him solve crimes that are happening because of a War with Wonderland monsters. In this particular book it is up to Alice to save a young girl from the Cheshire Cat. The Cheshire Cat has been on a recent killing spree and it is up to Alice to help the Pillar figure out why it is happening and how to stop it from continuing.

If you want to know what happens to Alice, what her mad adventures are and what kind of person she has become, it’s a good idea to read this book. I promise you won’t be disappointed if you enjoy classic fairytales being retold in a different style. I have not personally read the original Alice in Wonderland story – I think I just may need to after reading this insane adventure that Cameron Jace has written.

– {Book 2: Figment} – {11.28.2018} – There is a lot going on in this book, however, not a lot of it is quotes you want to remember kind of material. Alice seems to go for awhile without hearing from the Pillar and it makes her think that she hallucinated every encounter she’d had with him. She then starts to question her own sanity again. Honestly in her situation, I think I’d be questioning my own sanity on a regular basis.

Eventually, Pillar summons for her and they go on another adventure together. This time, it’s to try and stop the Cheshire Cat and his newly acquired accomplish in murderous rampages The Muffin Man. It’s an interesting story to read about The Muffin Man and his family within the pages of this book. It is also rather interesting to read about Pillar and how he and Alice piece together little clues here and there in an attempt to try and bring The Cheshire Cat and The Muffin Man to justice. It would appear that the two of them working side by side have some type of unofficial detective gig going on when it comes to finding out what the Cheshire Cat is up to and why he continues to murder.

I learned a lot about Alice and her boyfriend Adam in this book, that I didn’t otherwise know. I think that that information is going to help set the stage for how I will be able to imagine the story in my mind, from this point forward. The thing I love most about books is that they allow you to decide how you want to see the story unfold within your imagination. This book series definitely allows for one to use their imagination in order to envision what is assumed to be the authors masterpiece written within the pages of this book.

I look forward to reading on to the third book in the series. I honestly don’t remember what had happened in these first three since I read them so long ago. I am thoroughly enjoying reading them again. In all honestly it feels like it’s the first time I have ever read them and to me that helps to keep the magic of the story alive!

– {Book 3: Circus} – {12.13.2018} – There is so much to be learned about Miss Alice Wonder in this book. The title of the book has true meaning to the plot of this book. It also helps us to better understand Alice and her back history. I know I’d read these three books before but I honestly couldn’t remember anything about them other then they were a retelling of the Classic Alice and Wonderland story. When I’d started reading this book I was thinking that it had to do with an actual type circus kind of plot. Once I’d gotten further into the book I remembered how wrong I’d been to be thinking that in the first place.

Alice really questions her sanity in this book. I know that is to be expected given the situation. However, some of the things she is forced to endure throughout the book would make even a sane person wonder if they were or were not insane. It’s kind of crazy to think about, but the adventure she goes on with The Pillar in this book is for fetched and kind of on the insane side as the book originally entails. As far as I can tell this series is set to make Alice choose whether she’s a good character or a bad one. She is faced with some impossible type situations and those situations even though morally she seemed to be making the right choices, I’m not sure those are the choices I’d have made if I were in her shoes. I’m not saying this in regards to every instance, only some of them.

I also think that for a rather insane girl she shows a crap ton of courage. I don’t think I’d be able to display even an ounce of the courage that she is able to show in these first couple of books. Even though the world seems to be completely and utterly against her, it appears she still has courage to try and stand up for herself, but most of all to stand up for other people. I’m really enjoying getting to know Alice and I am looking forward to seeing where she is going to be going with her story in future books. I am also very much interested in learning more about all the other Wonderlanders that have been introduced so far and hope to be introduced to many more.

This is definitely a series that I am looking forward to trying to read through to the end! It is brilliantly written, it is captivating and it really leaves the reader wanting more at the end of each book! I’d definitely a must read series for any individual that enjoys retelling of Alice and Wonderland.