Death of the Mad Hatter

Death of the Mad HatterDeath of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J. Pepper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Death of the Mad Hatter is a retelling per se of the story of Alice in Wonderland. But it's also not.

The Red Queen has killed her king, and banished the only person who knows the truth to the "Otherworld," aka our world. Alice, who has been to Wonderland many times, has befriended the Mad Hatter, and agrees to help him with his plans. But with some prophecies that are made, the Queen becomes paranoid that her Reign will soon come to an end.

The Queen sends Alice to the Otherworld to find the one person who could possibly fit the prophecy, Ryley, the nephew of the former King. But Alice finds herself inexplicably drawn to Ryley, and he to her. Will she be able to hold out against the Queen's demands? Or will threats on her life prove to be too much for her to bear? Will the prophecies hold true, and "the girl with a boy's name (or was it a boy with a girl's name?)" end the Queen's reign?

This is a completely unique retelling of the story of Alice and Wonderland. The character of Alice is much more like the character of the Mad Hatter in the beloved story by Lewis Carroll. Ryley is very much a teenage boy. But both characters are completely relatable and lovable. I really was unable to put this book down after I picked it up.

If you're a fan of the classic tale, be ready for something completely different, and completely wonderful! Sarah J. Pepper has really outdone herself with this one! Do yourself a favor, and get lost in Wonderland!

*Review copy provided by the author

Lady D


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