Book Reviews

Curiouser and Curiouser by Melanie Karsak

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Series: Steampunk Fairy Tales
Genre: Fairy Tale Retellings, Steampunk
Rating: 3 stars


To save the Hatter, Alice must work with the one man she despises so much that she might still love him.

Alice thought she’d turned over a new leaf. No more working for Jabberwocky. No more making deals with the ruthless Queen of Hears. No more hanging around the Mushroom with the tinkers, tarts, scoundrels, and thieves in London’s criminal underbelly. But she’d been bonkers to dream.

Hatter’s reckless behavior leads Alice back to the one person she never wanted to see again, Caterpillar. Pulled into Caterpillar’s mad schemes, Alice must steal a very big diamond from a very royal lady. The heist is no problem for this Badnersnatch. But protection her heart from the man she once loved? Impossible.

Sometimes love is mad.


I never read anything that has to do with Steampunk. I know what steampunk is but I’ve never fully looked into the subject matter. I saw this and since I haven’t read many Alice in Wonderland retellings


Down the rabbit hole I go!




This was an different approach to the fairy tale. It’s not your typical Disney movie.

Alice aka Bandersnatch use to work for the Jabberwokey after he got her and her sister out of a London factory. As soon as she could she got her and her sister out of that life and hasn’t looked back since.

That is till the Rabbit steals a pocket watch from her employer. Alice chases the Rabbit all the way to the Mushroom where Caterpillar waits with a proposition.

Unlike the fairy tale and most retellings we don’t go through to Wonderland. We are in Steampunk London. I like how the author did that. Very different. Very original.

While I liked the story I wasn’t fully in love with it. I didn’t connect with the characters. Alice at times was a little rash. I did love Bess and Henry aka the hatter.

Now since this book I have looked up many steampunk objects on Pinterest just so I knew what they looked like. I will read the other fairytales but right now I have a few arcs and a few library books that need to be read.