Book Reviews

Allison’s Adventures in Underland by C.M. Stunich

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 320
Series: Harem of Hearts
Genre: Reverse Harem,
Publish: December 17th, 2017 by Sarian Royal
Rating: 3.5 stars

Synopsis:

Um. Um. Um. 
Are you reading this? 
If you are, I need your help. 

I was at a party; I was running; I fell. 
And get this—this is the part you’ll never believe—I fell down a rabbit hole. 
Like Alice in those old books. 

Except in those books, there wasn’t blood everywhere. 
In those books, the characters weren’t all male, attractive, and interested in me. 
Forget everything you know about the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the March Hare … 

This isn’t Wonderland; this is Underland. 
Violence, sex, drugs, and magic … that’s all there is in this place. 
There’s me, Allison, and there are the men that want me, the enemies that hunt me, and the darkness that’s quickly rolling in. 

And only I can stop it. 
So if you’re reading this, will you help me? 
Please. I just want to escape this place and go … home. 

ALLISON’S ADVENTURES IN UNDERLAND (Book 1 of 3 in the “Harem of Hearts” series) — is a full-length reverse harem/new adult/dark romance novel, a gritty retelling of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Don’t expect a children’s tale; these characters are nothing like their more innocent counterparts. This book contains: drugs, cursing, violence, sex … and love found in the darkest shadows.

Review:

We are all made for you here.

It was hard for me to rate this book. I loved the plot. I loved the characters. I loved the dark reverse harem twist. I hated the excessive use of the words fuck, fucked, and fucking.

Normally cussing doesn’t bother me. I cuss like a sailor on certain days and then on others my mouth is semi clean of profanity. But this book at 7% around the 23 page point I had to pull out a sheet of paper and start counting.

Fuck/fucks(mostly fuck): 62
Fucked: 8
Fucking: 68

There were few pages every now and then that were free of these words and I could relax into reading without having to tally, but then like cockroaches and herpes it came back. Sometimes with a vengeance.

Majority of the time, Stunich didn’t need to use any form of the word.

Besides that annoying problem, like I said I loved the story.

A book.

That’s what starts it all, the bloodshed and the violence, the romance, and the sex.

A goddamn book.

While in the first chapter the author dropped “subtle” hints which I hate when a author does this because, you guessed it, they are not subtle!!!

If I’d known then that I’d later see him with a bullet in his head, I’d have run away screaming.

Thanks bitch. Glad to know he will die!!! (P.S. sorry for the bitch remark. You know I love you)

Luckily she only does this within the first chapter and only twice. I think. Maybe three times. Can’t remember.

The only other thing I hated was Allison/Alice/Sonny whatever you want to call her, contradicted herself about knowing the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At 29% she says:

Fuck, I need to ask someone about those damn books and see what they say.

Then a few pages later she says:

But I guess literally stumbling into a brand-new world that I never knew existed, one that matches up with one of my favorite childhood reads, has really taken its toll on me

Um… What?

A few pages she said she needed to ask someone about the books, but then says they were her favorite childhood read. What?

We are all bookworms here. We know if something was a favorite of ours we don’t forget it to the point we have to ask someone about it.

I really didn’t fully begin to like Alice till the end of the book. I will say though I am going into the second book. This one left on a cliffhanger and I have got to know what is going on.

Maybe I need a new sheet and start counting in the next book. Hopefully it has improved with the cussing.

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