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Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland: 1 (Romantasy Fairy Tales)

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Alice," William shouted, pulling me close, shielding me. Blood and bits of the Queen of Hearts sprayed around the room." (p.211) Instead of the madness of engineering and pistons, Carroll's novel explored the glorious madness of human psychology. As his protagonist Alice moves from dreamy encounter to dreamy encounter, watching nursery rhymes coming to life and fighting bloodthirsty monarchs made of cards, we witness something that for the Victorians was just as stunning as a giant dynamo. Psychiatry was in its infancy in the 19th century, and this brave new science suggested there was a method in madness. The muddle of our dreams might illuminate the truth about human consciousness; the murmurings of madwomen could shed light on how so-called sane people think. Having a fun Alice in Wonderland party and need some selfie party props? These cute Alice in Wonderland party props can be used as decorations for your party and handed out to guests for pictures. These handmade Steampunk Alice in Wonderland bottles display quotes and images from the story. These make great decorations for a party any time of year including a Halloween party.

WTF?? COULD THIS BE ANY STUPIDER?? Also, why does William, who is in a shady business, have to be ignorant of the procuring of virgins scheme? Wouldn't it be more interesting if he knew he was doing something bad to be with the woman he loved? That would have been much more interesting considering both our protagonists are basically flawless and have no character arcs to speak of. I honestly can't think of anything about either Alice or William that could be considered character flaws. I guess Alice isn't totally honest with her sister a few times, but all that is just petty stuff. 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. Use this cool miniature Mad Hatter hat for a costume or as a display mantel piece or centerpiece. So many details on this top hat and well made to wear over and over. Alice in Wonderland Wall Art, 8×10 Set of 4 UnFramed Prints Alice in Wonderland Book Infinity ScarfI liked it. I had some issues with it, but as a whole it was good. I probably won't reread ever, but there is a chance I might finish the series. (If part of one) But if not it's not a huge loss. Setting (4/5): This whole world is well done, it’s a steampunk London and the story stays in the city. The particulars about how this steampunk London is run with the airships and layout are very well done. This was a creative and fun setting that was easy to picture.

Alice in Wonderland Collection – All Four Books: Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Hunting of the Snark and Alice Underground (Illustrated) Alice in Wonderland (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Alice in Wonderland Quote Wall Decal Alice in Wonderland Book Scarf Alice in Wonderland Characters Mini Party Table Centerpieces 5″ Each Against my better judgement, I looked. The Queen grinned at me while she sat in her bath of blood holding a human heart in her hands." (p. 150)

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A great combination of Steampunk and Alice in Wonderland with adorable rabbits holding playing cards dangling alone with gears. First of all, the phrase "the grassy spot" is repeated from the previous paragraph, which wouldn't really be an issue if the phrase "a moment later" wasn't also repeated twice in such a short excerpt. And I'm not quite sure what "from the inside" means. Shouldn't it read "I saw a flash of lamplight from the inside [of the abbey]"? At first, I thought it meant they were already inside the abbey, but it says right there that they are in the grass on the side of the abbey... so maybe it means they are inside the property? I honestly don't know. Curiouser and Curiouser is yet another hit from Melaine Karsak, one of my favorite authors. In this she takes the story of Alice in Wonderland and turns it on its head, adding something altogether new to a story very familiar with retellings. I really liked the audio narration. Typically I struggle with accents but this one was just right to keep it engaging and keep my attention. I enjoyed the voices, especially the sweet little voice given to Alice's sister.

This review can also be found on my blog, The Never-Ending TBR Pile: https://wendylohr.wordpress.com/2019/... The experience on average lasts 45 minutes to an hour (most people take an hour) and we are fully wheelchair accessible Mad Hatter Alice in Wonderland Mini top hat Steampunk in Colors Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Cosplay I have listened to Lesley Parkin in one other audio, Highland Raven, also a Melaine Karsak book and loved her work then. Curiouser and Curiouser is no exception. She does a plethora of accents and different pitches for the assortment of characters and reads through smoothly. As someone who frequently hits the 2x speed option to move things along, I am always surprised to find narrators that I simply want to enjoy. I will certainly be adding more of her work to my TBR in the future.All of these costumes are for children from toddler to tween. You can certainly see how easy of a costume this is because it is really like wearing regular clothes. You can also dress it up with leggings like the tween costume or add a tutu for young girls. Children’s Costumes Curiouser and Curiouser doesn't retell the story of Alice in Wonderland. It is a totally original story by Melanie Karsak that uses the names from Alice in Wonderland to tell what is basically a romance. I'm pretty sure the author is just writing and self-publishing her own fantasies, and that is totally fine. However, I can't help feel that Karsak is misleading the reader by stamping STEAMPUNK ALICE IN WONDERLAND in all-caps on the top of her book. The steampunk elements in this book are minimal and the Alice elements are minimal so... why? Just why? She has a total of four "steampunk fairy tales" books, and I'm sure the other three are similar to this one. Truly Alice has some of the best, most unique Alice in Wonderland tea party decorations. If you prefer ready-made decorations, you will love these. Below you can see images of their banner and centerpiece. For printable DIY decorations, go here. Need a gift for someone that keeps telling you Alice in Wonderland is too girly for them? This Starry Night t-shirt will work for anyone you know without too much pink. Great for a giveaway or prize during a mixed Alice in Wonderland party. Alice In Wonderland – Set of Four Prints (8×10) Unframed Lewis Carroll Wonderland Greeting Card Boxed Set

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 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.Disappearing Cheshire Cat Mug – Add Coffee or Tea and The Cheshire Cat Disappears Except for its Grin Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Journal Printables William was a scoundrel that you have to love. Gets himself in trouble, has men do and is saved by Alice. Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland (Steampunk Fairy Tales Book 1) Alice In Wonderland – Set of Four Prints (8×10) Unframed Lesley Parkin provides the outstanding narration of Curiouser and Curiouser. This is the first time I’ve ever listened to her. Sometimes I have a learning curve with a new narrator, but I experienced no issues following her performance from the get-go. Her voice is clear and easy to understand. Her pacing is spot-on. She expresses all the expected emotions and the voices she used for the characters are ideal fits. Her south London accent made listening to this audio book a pure pleasure. I can’t wait to listen to her again soon! BAhhahABBAhahahAHA!!!! If this was a movie, it would be "so bad that it's good"!! I couldn't believe how crazy everything got at the end. It was ridiculous!

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