Author: Melinda DuChamp
Release Date: July 20th, 2012
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Format: Ebook, Bought
BEYOND 50 SHADES OF GREY...
Eighteen-year-old Alice is unhappy. Her boyfriend is nice and polite, but he's also quick and careless in bed, and doesn't give Alice the attention and variety she craves. But he's not entirely to blame, because Alice herself doesn't understand her own needs. She's heard about what sex is supposed to be like, but has never felt anything remotely close to what she's read about in runaway bestselling books.
BEYOND 9 1/2 WEEKS...
Then Alice follows a vibrating white rabbit down a deep, dark hole, which leads to a place beyond her wildest imagination. There are no nice boys--or girls--down here. Only those who indulge in secret, forbidden, kinky fantasies.
BEYOND PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES...
Alice is confused and frightened and... aroused. She is bound. Teased. Spanked. Toyed. Brought to the limits of sexual endurance. And during her trials, she begins to understand her body's needs for the very first time.
This isn't the fairy tale you grew up reading. This isn't for children at all.
This is for those with dark desires, who wish to explore erotic excess beyond the plain vanilla of everyday life. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole, if you dare...
Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland is slightly longer than the Lewis Carroll version, roughly 32,000 words or 115 paper pages long. Melinda DuChamp is the pen name of someone you may know.
I had high hopes for this trilogy. I came across it a while ago on Amazon. I don't really know how, but I know that is where I found it. I ended up buying it a few months ago and let it sit in my Kindle until I re-read Fifty Shades of Grey. I was thinking if I read that one first, then I could be more into this book. I was wrong. They really have nothing to do with each other.
This follows Alice through her fantasies. I must say this is much more dirty than Fifty Shades of Grey. This has all sorts of stuff in it that made me want to stop reading through most of it. I ended up reading them all just to see how it actually ends with her boyfriend, Lewis.
You come across many of the characters in the actual Alice in Wonderland book, but they are actual humans instead of creatures. The author does a great job trying to get you sucked into the world anyway. The chapters tried to stay similar to the book.
I had problems with the little plugs about why things are in the book. It is straight up telling you that they need to change how they are writing to make the book not boring to read. For me, it came across awkward to read it in that sense. There was also little plugs about Amazon itself. Would say how much something was purchases for on Amazon. It made it very superficial and again made me want to put down the book. I understand I bought the trilogy on Amazon for the Kindle, but that doesn't mean I wanted to read about it.
I was rather disappointed that I didn't laugh through this book. All the reviews I read on it said how funny it was, but I didn't laugh once. I ended up telling my boyfriend that I was just trying to get through it in hopes that something good would pop up.
It was entertaining at spots with the puns that are weaved throughout the pages when you get to certain characters. I felt like I was able to see the author typing up the story and laughing as the little pun nuggets popped into their head.
The sex was pretty graphic. They cover lots of things with the graphics as well. It isn't just plain "vanilla" sexual encounters. There is women-on-women, men-on-men, orgies, etc. I don't feel comfortable writing anymore out that happens, but I will keep with my statement that it is very graphic. If you aren't into anything out of the ordinary, I wouldn't recommend this book/trilogy.
Even though the book was disappointing in most aspects, the characters do captivate you. I felt myself trying to compare them to the original story and figuring out how they changed between the books.
I had a hard time seeing Alice the way she became. She was innocent and not wanting sexual encounters due to her boyfriends performances, then she changed into doing anything she could get ahold of. It sounds awful, but it is true.
I have read the book, but I don't think I will ever read it again. It was a nice one time read but nothing special for me. If you have more of a dirty mind and like graphic sexual books, then I am sure you could find yourself intrigued and enjoying the story.