Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Review of Death of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J Peppers

 Title: Death of the Mad Hatter
Author: Sarah J. Pepper
Available Now
Reviewer: Ronnie
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars

If the king loses his head, then the Queen with a Bleeding Heart would rule the Red Court until Time ceased to move forward. When a second carried on for infinity, every creature in Wonderland would tip their Hat to the misfit girl with a Boy’s name (or was it a boy with a Girl’s name?) who’d end the Reign of Terror. However, it all hinged on the One-Eyed Hare being able to convince an uninspirable Heir that the impossible was indeed possible—like stopping time—and that Love was worth a Beheading.

Heads would Roll…Hearts would Break…In the end, would it matter who Reigned?  

“Madness looks good on you.” Pg 67
“You belong in a straightjacket instead of a pretty dress.” Pg 244
“I’m logically impaired.” 293
“If you jotted down all of my ill-thought out comments, you could write a book entitled, Guide to Getting Punched in the Throat for Boneheads.” Pg 273
“Little mad, good. Lots mad, blissfully dangerous.” Pg 293
“One moment Alice Mae and I were sworn enemies—like a superhero to a villain.” Pg. 129
“Her lips should have a warning label posted: Highly addictive.” Pg 123
“Wonderland was a magical world where the most far-fetched dreams come true. Alas, it is also where intoxicating nightmares run rampant.” Pg 24
“What a silly notion—dying for love. Ugh! (Cue eye-roll)” Pg 5
“Out of all my ill-fitting hats, one has never given me a headache like you do.” Pg 120

For those of you who enjoyed Alice in Wonderland this book is a nice twist on the original story. Meet the teenage Alice and her love interest Riley. The death of the Mad Hatter is the cause of all the trouble in Wonderland.It is Alice's job to bring Riley to Wonderland for the Queen of Hearts. Through nefarious means and with the help of the white rabbit and with some complicated plot twists 'Alice Mae' as she is called gets the job done. this story is told by both Alice and Riley's perspective which can be confusing at times.
However the characters are engaging and teen angst adds extra appeal. A wonderfully convoluted and engaging look at life in Wonderland. The ending will surprise you all.

I specialize in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn't only filled with hugs, kisses, unicorns, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn't always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn't mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?


Twitter: @sarahjpepper

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