Alice Mae has been sent on a quest by the Queen to find and deliver the boy with a girl’s name that is prophesied to take her throne. Unfortunately for Alice this boy is not one that she wishes to dupe into such a horrible fate. Alice has no choice however.
Ryley (boy with a girl’s name) has no knowledge of the world he is from. Wonderland is simply a small town in Arkansas that he found on google. He certainly has no idea that his father was heir to the throne of Wonderland before he had to make a daring escape to avoid death for him and his family. Now Ryley simply believes his father is a mentally unstable person.
Ryley and Alice form a friendship right from the start. They go through a lot together to overcome the prophecy one way or another. Things do not go as expected and the end of this story is not quite what you’d think. I loved that there was a twist you didn’t see coming.
Death of The Mad Hatter was my first read of Sarah Pepper’s. I absolutely loved this retelling of the classic tale. Sarah has an amazing way of taking tales we know from childhood that are set in long ago time periods and bringing them forward into the present day.
I give 4 stars to Death of The Mad Hatter and would pair it with Wonderland Punch
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