Want to test how mad you are? Read this book. How this story was thought up I do not know but honestly it's the single most crazy thing I have ever read and I absolutely want to read more. I mean as an author I can only imagine how hard creating a story like this was and I can't wait to get stuck in further.
After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll's paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland's real whereabouts.
Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science.
Go back and take another look at that cover, HOW COMPLETELY BEAUTIFULLY INSANE IS IT?! I freaking love it, it's so creepy and yet so appealing. Of course you're probably sitting there looking at it like, yeah its nice. Read the book and you'll understand. This book came up on my recommendations by Amazon and it's safe to say after reading the blurb it was definitely one that I wanted to get more of.
From the blurb you've probably already gathered that Alice is in an asylum, after killing her classmates, not something she remembers doing. We follow her on a journey with her fellow asylum lunatic Professor Pillar, the hookah smoking crazy man who thinks he can do whatever he wants. He believes Alice is THE Alice from Wonderland and that all he needs to do is prove her sanity so they go after a serial killer who calls himself The Cheshire. Now in all fairness this is completely barmy but it works within this story.
Although this book was hard to read at times, trying to keep up with everything going on, it was easy to see that this book was aimed for the Young Adult Genre. If you are looking for a read to keep you engaged while totally confusing you in the process, this is the book for you.