Figment: Insanity 2 by Cameron Jace
Mad in Wonderland Series
Publication date: December 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
After her encounter with the Cheshire Cat, Alice Wonder can hardly tell reality from imagination. But when kids have their head chopped off and stuffed in watermelons all over the city, it’s clear that another Wonderland Monster has arrived, possibly scarier than the Cheshire. Alice, along with Professor Pillar, have to solve the killer’s puzzles before a catalytic event threatens the death of millions. Then Jack Diamonds appears again. This time, Alice must know who he really is.
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“Are you wearing this dress for me?” He has his arm resting on the doorframe, a seductive gleam flowering in his eyes.
“Jack!” I tiptoe like a young girl meeting her loved one after he has been away for long.
“With a dress like that, I could get on my knees and propose.”
I am sure I am blushing, so I lower my head and lace my hands. Slowly, Jack’s finger nudges me back to look at him. “You know I am poor and can’t afford a ring, right?”
“You’re just silly.” I am blushing red roses out of my cheeks.
“I’m not silly. I am mad.”
“You’re not mad. Trust me.” I wrap my fingers around his wrist. I feel as if the world is slowly disappearing all around me. No one’s left in it but him and me. “I’m the mad one. I have a Certificate of Ins—”
“I’m mad about you,” he says. I don’t think he heard what I just said. “I would go to the moon and back for you. You have no idea, Alice.”
“Mad enough to die for me?” I shrug. In the name of Mushroomers, why did I say that?
“Alice.” He leans in, still smelling of a deck of cards. Normally, a smell like that would spoil a moment like this. It doesn’t. I’m in love with all the nonsense aces, spades, hearts, clubs, and diamonds he brings to my life. “You can kill me anytime you want. I won’t complain,” he whispers.
A sticky tear threatens to seep out of my eye when he says that. Now, why did he say that? Should I tell him that I killed him? Should I tell him I have no idea how he is standing in front of me?
About the Author
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 Francisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.
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My goodness, what a story and I want to read now 😀 quite an imagination!
Ruth Lyons Mazur
An amazing story! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway
Camerson Jace writes his books from a adult point of view. This book looks so interesting and I want to read it!
Love your blog & the falling santa’s 😀
Thanks for the giveaway & a chance to win.
Figment: Insanity 2 by Cameron Jace sounds like
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Thanks Missie! 🙂
Mary G Loki
This reminds me of the American McGee’s Alice in Wonderland. I find the theme of a dark twisted wonderland really exciting. 🙂
Thanks for this post
My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella. I love Cameron Jace’s books and this one is sure to be just as good as the first! 🙂
loved the first one, can’t wait to read this one!
sounds interesting. thank you!