Book Reviews

Allison Shatters the Looking Glass by C.M. Stunich

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 309
Series: Harem of Hearts #3 Final installment
Genre: Dark, Reverse Harem
Publish: Oct 23, 2018 Sarian Royal
Rating: DNF at 60% No Rating


I’m so fucking scared right now.
No, not just scared—I’m terrified.
And if you’re reading this, you should be, too.

I fell through the Looking-Glass; I got back home.
But get this: I didn’t come alone. Oh, and it doesn’t feel like home anymore.
Unlike Alice in the original story, this is not my Wonderland.

In the original story, the Walrus and the Carpenter didn’t follow Alice back.
In that story, she didn’t bring her harem of lovers with her to meet Dad.
Mom, Dad, meet my nine boyfriends; one of them’s a faerie who foretells the future—is that what I’m supposed to say?

Back in Underland, things are even worse.
Betrayal, heartbreak, and death … that’s all that’s waiting for us in Castle Heart.
I’m “the Alice”, bringer of prophecy, and I’m starting to fall for all nine men in my life.

So, can I stop the chaos that’s rolling in on black wings?
If you’re reading this, can you help me, please?
Save the world, get the guys, and give me my happy ending.

ALLISON SHATTERS THE LOOKING-GLASS (Book 3 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.


I can’t do it anymore. What was a good series is no longer. This book ruined the series for me.

The problems I had with this book. Fair warning: Rant ahead!

Number 1 the cussing is still bad. It makes Allison sound immature.

Number 2 the author is a bit insulting and stereotypical towards the male population. She says

What is it with straight dudes and plaid flannel pajamas? I swear, they all own a pair.

That right there makes your character sound ignorant. My fiance is straight. Doesn’t own one fucking pair of plaid flannel pajamas. How can I be so sure? Five years together, four of those living with one another, and doing his laundry. Hell he doesn’t even own a plaid shirt.

Now I’m not going to say what I really want to say because everyone is entitled to their own opinion but this shit pisses me off so bad. Like I said it sounds ignorant. Something like saying all gay dudes parade around in drag farting out rainbows. See how ignorant that sounds. Enough with stereotyping people.

Number 3 The political views that are thrown in. Heavy left leaning propaganda. (Look I don’t give a rats ass who you voted for, but leave your political shit out of my fantasy books)

Anyway not getting into that, number 4 Allison went from learning to be a badass to being whiny. Authors stop doing this. Stop making a strong character turn into a whiny little girl. Allison took several steps back. She was bratty and selfish. Totally insufferable.

Number 5 Allison is wit washy. She keeps going back and forth with her feelings. I was hoping by the third book she would have all of that check and she wouldn’t be all “I hate him”, “I’m never sleeping with him”, and then be kissing or having sex with the guy she was just saying that about.

Number 6 Allison throughout the series keeps reminding us of her age and her teenage hormones. We get it by now.

Number 7 The author made Allison condescending.

As you can see what is wrong with the book. Allison and how the author portrayed her. I thought I could finish this but I couldn’t. If the author would have put political issues aside and focused on building the relationship with Allison and her men than the whiny brat we got I more than likely would have loved the book.