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(Insanity #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  2,264 ratings  ·  215 reviews
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 horrible event th ...more
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by Cameron Jace (first published November 28th 2014)
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Sarah Elizabeth
“Either I am mad beyond all madness, or I can travel through time.”

This was another crazy story about Alice, but unfortunately I got lost along the way.

Firstly, I really liked the first book in the series, but because it’s been nearly two years since I read it, I have to say that I had forgotten what had happened a bit. I did read the recap in this book, but it didn’t jog my memory all that much, so that was possibly a bad place to start.

Anyway, I found this book to be pretty crazy,
Paige  Bookdragon
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone who wants to be fucking mind fucked
Recommended to Paige by: the nurse from the asylum

I'm proud to say I survived this book. It took me seven cups of coffee to survive the insanity of this one. I mean, really Cameron Jace,if it's your goal to surprise me, then congratulations. You fucking did it. Every chapter makes me bat shit crazy and say:


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First 23 pages..





And let us not forget the part where-



Most of the time, I was this:




I have to say Cameron Jace,


Favorite quotes:

"This is insane," I repeat to myself,because I don't know what else to say."
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Welcome back to the Warped Wonderland ;-)

Me frequently during this:

This book constantly kept me guessing... when I thought had something figured out it would switch direction on me. Like Alice, we're not quite sure what is real and what is a figment of her 'madness.' Is she the real Alice? Did she just have a break with reality?

It certainly keeps you on your toes :).

Carter Pillar... love that mad bastard! The Cheshire is one creepy dude, but the Muffin Man almost outshines him in this one. The
Dec 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: insanity fans mystery lovers YA fans
The second book of the Mad in Wonderland series is even more insane than the first one. I admit, I've got a little confused at some point as the lines between reality and madness are blurred. I enjoyed the crime case this time, but I think I wanted it more intense. The Jack part was intriguing, I didn't like the explanation though. I guess the soundtrack of this book would be, a space between a rock and a hard space by 5SOS as the catch 22 was the main thing of this book. In the end, I can't wai ...more
Jun 10, 2012 marked it as to-read

Edit: nooooooo...why did they have to change the cover and the book description? Lame.
The title, cover, and description are freaking fantastic. When the hell does this book come out!? I might go mad waiting for it...

"I am fairly unknown. I could be Alice herself and I could be Mad, thinking I am Alice. But I've got a story to tell. Soon, I will tell you more."
...Coolest 'about this author' description ever.
Melissa Chung
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book two in the Insanity series a dark re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. I'm giving this sequel 3.5 stars. Cameron Jace tells us readers at the end of the book that he needed to develop the characters more in this book and that is why we are left we less travels and riddles. I found book one to be a very fun read. This one was still fun, but less so. That doesn't mean it wasn't a good book however. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the 3rd book which I already own.

As for what this book
Kimberley doruyter
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
not as good as the first one i think, but i did really like it.
{My Thoughts} – This book picks up a short time after the first concludes. I don’t think I have had the pleasure of reading such a mad series before, however, in this case mad is a very good thing. Alice is still unsure about who she is? She still doesn’t know if she is the real Alice or not despite the Pillar telling her that she is over and over again, merely because he believes she is. His belief in her doesn’t appear to be enough to sway her judgement though. She also, is still trying to und ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Wow! This series so far is definately wackadoo :-)

The author takes you on a crazy trip through madness!

Alice and Pillar are still living in the asylum but run around trying to stop Cheshire and now The Muffin Man. They get into some gross stuff!

Off with their heads is involved, among other things. I feel like I'm going mad at times with all of the cool, crazy things going on! The scene in the morgue was pretty creepy. The take down of The Muffin Man was ick and his back story is very sad. Ali
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic - or frabjous - book by Cameron Jace.

The follow on to Insanity where Alice and Pillar investigated the murders by the Cheshire the duo is at it again, with the help of Alice's always there for her guy Jack. Find answers to some of those burning questions from the first book in this series and get even more attached to your favorite characters the Hookah smoking Pillar, Alice and Jack, and not so favorite - the Cheshire and the staff at the asylum. Who is behind the new murders
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So far the first one is still my favorite, but I really liked this one too. I loved how we started with something different than the first book, but I didn't expect so and so to be behind it though. I loved the riddles and different things from the first book, but I liked that we got to know the characters a little more. Sometimes I begin to question my own sanity when we don't know if everything is actually happening to Alice or not lol. This is definitely going to be one of my favorite series. ...more
Roz Curney-Sherod
Aug 16, 2015 rated it liked it
After reading Book 1 in the Insanity series, I was very anxious to start this one "Figment" (book 2). This was a disappointment! Figment moved very slowly and you have more questions than answers at the end from this installment then you had in book 1.

Alice seemed a little more scattered in this one and more self-centered. Didn't enjoy Adam/Jack explanation, was kind of weak after all the anticipation throughout the book.

Villain had an interesting back story until you found out who was pulling
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Do you know the Muffin Man that lives on Drury Lane? Once again Alice is caught in between her sanity and insanity. Is this all a bunch of hallucinations, where she sees creatures from Wonderland? Or are these events actually taking place? For a week now Alice has been in her cell at the asylum, where the warden keeps on threatening to put her through shock therapy to help ease her insanity. Yet, once again she is saved by Pillar and set upon a mission to save children from an evil Wonderland Cr ...more
Dee (PlainlyReads)
A bit of a slow start. The first half of the book is basically about Alice doubting her identity and insanity. But this book is definitely gorier than the first, I even found myself gagging when the killings occur. Ughh.
My only complaint is there are some obvious typos and grammatical error. But I don't blame Jace really because I too commit a lot of mistakes when writing. I just hope the editors would do their job properly. Or maybe the editors are too engrossed with the st
Joanne Moyer

Alice Wonder is still in the asylum and still not sure if she is sane or insane.
After dealing with the Cheshire Cat, she and Professor Pillar are now searching for a serial killer who is cutting off the heads of children and stuffing them into watermelons, who they fear to be another of the escaped monsters of Wonderland

Maybe not quite as good as the first book, but still a good read that kept my interest enough that I will go on to the next book
Nov 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I really struggled to get into this one at first, as I couldn't remember much of book one. After reading this installment though, I can't say I enjoyed it as much as that installment.

It just didn't gain my interest or enjoyment as much as I remember book one doing, and I found this one slightly confusing in areas.

Overall, An okay read.
Sep 14, 2012 marked it as might-read
Shelves: retelling
I'm gonna be blunt: the cover is ugly. ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Daniella Rojas
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Alice In Wonderland Fans, Fairytales Retellings Fans,
Recommended to Daniella by: Goodreads haha

This book has gotten me insane... Quite literally.

I found myself loving this book & this series so fucking much its insane. Pun intended.

This book has given me another point of view of this mad world and I like it, and it also combines Alice in Wonderland badass mode its great!!

This series is unlike any series I've read before. I quite consider it a mystery, as you actual
This was another great book in what is quickly becoming my favourite series. It's a great modern/ horror twist on an old classic.

The main character is again Alice and in this book 'The Muffin Man' has been recruited by the Cheshire cat to start trouble for Alice and the Pillar to solve and try to prevent killings. Also in this book Alice gets a lot more curious of Jack and what he's there for.

The most noteworthy secondary character is again Pillar who is as strange as ever and we're still not
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-drive
The second Mad in Wonderland novel follows Alice as she works to uncover who is beheading overweight children throughout the country. Of course Pillar is there to guide her along the way, Jack Diamonds shows up at the most convenient times, and she has a few encounters with Lewis Caroll himself.


The Muffin Man's story was heartbreaking - I definitely felt sympathy for him and his life really was tragic. Jack Diamond's secret was also tragic, and I'm looking forward to reading the ne
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this series. It keeps your mind guessing at each scenario that Alice gets stuck in. Granted her character seemed to be a little less Alice-like then the first book. But it seemed like that was the feel of the book. Everything she thought was real was just fragments of something else, you could even say a figment....

Her lover boy though... that was an interesting part of the story but I like how the author is playing with residual energy idea from the dead. I thought that wa
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Simply amazing.

I was attached to the first book 'Insanity' and recently saw this one came out.I bought and and read it front and back within 2 days. I love the twist on Alice in Wonderland. It brings back my childhood with the adored Alice but puts an adult twist on it. So very addicting,just like the first book.Can NOT wait for the 3rd installment! I will be counting down the days!
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I don't even have words to describe this book. Every book keeps getting better. The way Cameron Jace plays with your mind it's just INSANE!!! I just enjoyed every page of this book. Pillar always makes me laugh and its really sad but cool at the same time how Alice lives. Even though I keep reading I still don't know if she really is insane or if everything that happens it's real. I guess maybe in book number 3 we will find out. ...more
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Alice and Pillar and Jack are back . and this time they are to deal with the Cheshire and the Muffin Man .. what a plot twists and turns and who is Jack really and who is the Muffin Man really .. to find this and more out must buy , read and review this book have not read insanity 1 well better read that one first to understand this book .. it is a madness type book but in a good way ...
Ashley Poteet
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Just like the first book, Figment was fantastic! I found myself so caught up I lost track of time! I couldn't put down the madness this book is!

Continue with Alice and The Pillar on their fantastical journey through insanity and time!

I was definitely left on a cliff with the ending, come on February!!
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Except for the few typos in my book and my pages not being numbered, I absolutely loved this book. It was confusing at times, but always captivating. It answered most of the questions the first book left, but also brought quite a few more to light. I can't wait until February to read the 3rd one! ...more
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Frabjous book.

This book was great, but it did seem more like a filler book. But, then again, most second books are. I loved the Insanity, and I loved Figment. If you liked the Grimm Diaries books (also by Cameron Jace) you'll like Insanity as well.
Dec 06, 2014 rated it liked it
It didn't hold the magic that the first one was cocooned in, It actually bored me a bit and I found myself layin the book down. It was okay!

**there are some errors that missed editing. But doesn't affect my rating. as I neither am perfect**
Graycie Kille
Nov 06, 2014 marked it as to-read
Just like everyone else I have been DYING for this book to come out! The Insanity series is one of the BEST Alice in Wonderland retellings, can't wait for more insanity! ...more
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Bestselling author of the Grimm Diaries and Insanity series. A traveller and collector of out-of-print books from all over the world, obsessed with the origins of folk tales and the mysterious storytellers who spread them. Many of his books made Amazon's Top 100 Customer Favorites in Kindle 2015 & Amazon's Top 100 kindle list. Cameron lives in California. When he isn't writing or collecting books, ...more

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