Thursday, January 9, 2014

Review: Death of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J Pepper

"He brought my hand up to his lips and kissed it sweetly, like we were on a romantic date instead of standing in a pool of blood."

Wonderland is a place where the impossible isn't always, where truth is strange.  Alice Mae Liddell has made a deal with the Queen of Hearts involving the Heir and trying to survive a deadly prophecy.  Only as she manipulates Ryley, she learns that love and hate are two very close things.

I am a sucker for prophecy stories.  I love to see how the author pulls the clues together and weaves the turns so that it all fits but not in the way you expect.  Sarah J. Pepper does a wonderful job of this.  Wonderland and its residents have that blend of madness and impossibility I expected when I started the story and blending in the regular world and a normal boy who has no idea what he is in for when he meets Alice Mae, gives a refreshing take to the familiar story.

They must stop The Red Queen's Reign of Terror and fulfill the prophecy.  The way it plays out and unfolds kept me turning pages and gave me a dark, fantastic journey with a lot of fun mixed in.


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