Thursday, 17 August 2017

Darcy in Wonderland - Alexa Adams

Twinkle, twinkle, amber cross!
For a chain, it’s at a loss.
Heavy links or simple loop,
Do not dunk it in your soup.

The worlds of beloved authors collide as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen’s immortal hero, finds himself thrust into the topsy-turvey world of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.

Many years have passed since Elizabeth Bennet became mistress of Pemberley, and the Darcys’ six children are a testament to their enduring love. As the eldest prepare to enter the world, the youngest, Alice, makes sure that life at Pemberley never grows dull. She stands out as the most intrepid of the brood, and while beloved by all the family and staff, her curious mind and penchant for mischief often proves rather inconveniencing. Never is this truer than when her father follows her down a mysterious rabbit hole, disrupting his orderly world in ways never before imagined. A treat for the young and the old, Darcy in Wonderland is both an adventure and an homage to two of literatures greatest minds. 

My thoughts:
I must confess, I really do not recall all events in Wonderland. Last I saw something from that book was in the latest movie. So how much is in this mashup...well, I do not know. But it sure is Wonderlandesque. More so than PPesque.

Darcy and Lizzy have been married for ages and have a few kids. All good behaved lovely children/almost adults. Except for Alice who has a truly vivid imagination. And I, omg, this is horrible, but I totally understood the eldest one, Bennett, when he said his sister is insane. In those days, being as she was, well Lady Catherine sure would not have liked it. Not really a proper young lady this one.

Alice is sure lucky to have parents like Lizzy and Darcy. That is for sure.

Anyway, I am blabbering. The mad hatter got to me. Darcy and Alice will have an adventure in wonderland and everything is turned on its head.

Quite a different sort of Pride and Prejudice sequel. I think Alice will grow up to be an author. I am sure of it.

Enjoyable for a silly fun time.

Paperback, 254 pages
Published July 21st 2017 by CreateSpace
Pride and Prejudice Sequel
Alice in Wonderland re-telling
For review


34 comments:

  1. So many people love these Austen retellings but I haven't gotten into them. I tried one and didn't love it.

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  2. Never heard this one before.

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  3. I find that cover disturbing.

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  4. I really liked editing the poetry in this one. It was a fun experience

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    1. I did not even mention that! :/ bad me

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  5. I've never been a fan of Alice in Wonderland so this probably isn't the right book for me.

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  6. This sounds really different. I am not a P&P fan so I am not sure if I would like it though.

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  7. P&P in wonderland? Yowzers. Sounds trippy.

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  8. I had a good time with this one, but yes, Alice was off the hook. LOL

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  9. Sounds a little weird but glad you enjoyed it and had fun with it.

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  10. I'm intrigued by this one because I love P&P and Alice in Wonderland, but I think I'd want more traditional P&P vibes in the story.

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    1. It could have been Lizzy and Darcy there ;)

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  11. Since I've never read either, I don't think this is for me! But sounds interesting.

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  12. I was curious to see what you would think of this book when you started reading it. Very interesting.

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    1. I wish I knew more about ALice so I could compare

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  13. Hi Blodeuedd! I've seen your name around on the JAFF blogs from time to time, but I didn't realise you had a blog all of your own! I hadn't read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass until I got my Kindle around six years ago. It's worth a read if you haven't done so already. Very surreal but if you like that sort of thing (and I do!), you'll really enjoy them.

    From what I've seen at other stops in the blog tour, this sticks pretty close to to the Wonderland part of things, with Alice Darcy as the Alice character and dragging her poor old Dad along for the ride. Someone as starchy and stiff as Fitzwilliam Darcy in Wonderland, even though he's been mellowed by many years of marriage to the former Elizabeth Bennet, experiencing the weird, almost trippy, sights and sounds of Wonderland sounds like a fascinating mashup to me.


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    1. Oh yes I have had this old thing for ages .)

      I really should read it, but alas no, but I have seen the movies hehe. SO that at least it something

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