Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Death of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J. Pepper

Death of the Mad HatterThe Jack prophesied: 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?

Welcome to this review of Death of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J. Pepper.  This is an ARC that I received, and the book comes out November 29 so mark your calendars because this is definitely something that you want to read.
This books is a modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland, but it'll take everything you thought you knew about both Alice and Wonderland and flip it upside down.  It's dark and mysterious and full of love and betrayal.  It's full of riddles and codes and people trying to manipulate you to get what they want.  There's a prophecy that makes absolutely no sense and people willing to do anything to make sure that it doesn't come true.  
Death of the Mad Hatter is told in alternates POV's between Alice Mae and Ryley.  Ryley is a seemingly average almost 18-year-old boy who's whole life is changed when a new girl, Alice Mae, shows up at school.  Alice Mae is very... peculiar.  She knows things about Ryley and his family that he has never told anyone but when confronted for an explanation, she only spouts the ramblings of an insane person.  It's this baffling behavior that pulls Ryley into the dangerous world of Wonderland.  This book is enticing and different from anything I've ever read.  I gave this book four stars and it is definitely something you should check out.  I'm prophesizeing that there'll be many more Sarah J. Pepper reads in my future.

Love, Amber

Since I found this book so good and she is such an awesome person, I want to share all of Sarah's information with you.

View 549726_251811738272435_2107666428_n.jpg in slide showBIO: 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?

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