Into the Madness
Author: A.K. Koonce
Series: The Villainous Wonderland Series, book 1
Publisher: A.K. Koonce (May 14, 2019)
eBook, 245 pages
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I didn’t fall into a place of wonder and madness. I was taken.
This world is a perfect, enchanting wonderland. The people here are just as alluring.
But we all have our secrets.
Like the white rabbit who’s leading a rebellion right under the King’s nose. Or the sweet March Hare who’s actually an enemy spy. Or my one true ally in all of this, a killer who’s so feared they won’t even say his real name.
As for me, I have more secrets than all of them combined. Because Wonderland is waiting for the beloved Alice Liddell.
And I’m just the bitch pretending to be her.
This is a reverse harem series, recommended for readers 18 and over.
THAT ENDING THOUGH. Like bam, blindsided (in the best of ways). OK, you’re right, I should begin at the beginning and go on until I come to the end (then stop). I am a huge Alice in Wonderland nerd as well as being a fairy tale retellings fanatic, so when I saw this twist onAlice in Wonderland I knew I needed to read it. AND BOY, I was not disappointed!
This is a steamy reverse-harem romance and it’s my favorite type of borderline-erotica, with PLENTY of really hot sexual tension as well as a plot I actually care about. WHAAAAT?! It can be done!! Madison gets pulled into Wanderlust, which is sort of a poor man’s Wonderland because the fancy folk in Wonderland proper don’t want all these newcomers in their space. I love Madison’s reasoning out of which characters from the novel each person she meets is – and sometimes she’s right but others she is way off base and only later realizes who the character ACTUALLY is. (The Tweedles are my FAVORITE example of this!) Also, she never really figures him out but my money is on Alixx being the Jabberwocky. Read this book and tell me if you agree!!
Like any truly GREAT reverse harem romance, I really am not sure who I’m rooting for as the #1 love interest. (Which is fine, because Madison doesn’t know either). A.K. Koonce does a really great job making Kais, Light, and Alixx all very different men, but all very compelling as well. I feel like each of them touches a different part of Alice. (No, not in the literal, physical sense! …But okay, kind of that too, haha.)
The title/info says this is part of The Villainous Wonderland Series, but as of writing this review I don’t see any info for more books. I hope there will be more, because the way it ends there is DEFINITELY an open door (heh heh), but it does say THE END and not TO BE CONTINUED on the final page. A.K. Koonce, if you’re reading this, PLEASE WRITE MORE IN THIS SERIES!! *big sad begging Puss in Boots eyes*
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A.K. Koonce is a USA Today best-selling author. She’s a mom by day and a fantasy and paranormal romance author by night. She keeps the fantastical stories in her mind on an endless loop, while she tries her best to focus on her actual life and not that of the spectacular but demanding fictional characters who always fill her thoughts.
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2 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Into the Madness by A.K. Koonce (Review, Giveaway)”
Yassss for all the erotic Alice! Who is the Hatter character?
That, my friend, would be a major spoiler. You’ll have to read it and see!!