Saturday, July 27, 2013

Review: Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom #1) by Marie Hall

Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom, #1)
Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom #1) by Marie Hall
Publication Date: July 7th 2012
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
Pages: 129
Format: Kindle
Source: Free on Amazon
Alice is all grown up. Running the Mad Hatter's Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe is a delicious job, until fate--and a fairy godmother with a weakness for bad boys--throws her a curveball. Now, Alice is the newest resident of Wonderland, where the Mad Hatter fuels her fantasies and thrills her body with his dark touch.

The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for sex, but he takes no lovers. Ever. But a determined fairy godmother has forced Alice into Wonderland--and his arms. Now, as desire and madness converge, the Hatter must decide if he will fight the fairy godmother's mating--or fight for Alice.
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~My Thoughts~

I stumbled upon this novella while surfing for free books on Amazon. The cover and title caught my eye, the summary then won me over with ease. I mean, how can none of those reel you in. Hot man on cover, the colors just make him stand out more, title hinting he's the mad hatter, and an awesome Alice in wonderland retelling summary. So I got it and for the few days I let it just sit on my kindle, I couldn't stop thinking about it.
Finally one day, I just decided to go for it, seeing if this would be a book I could actually finish. It did exactly that. I couldn't get enough of it and the new twists of Alice's world the author used was amazing, I couldn't help myself from smiling. I absolutely loved that Alice worked in a bakery and how it was dedicated towards her favorite fairy tale, Alice in Wonderland.

“Honey, you do know they don’t actually exist, right?”
Alice chuckled. Tabby always gave her grief about her love of—okay….obsession with—all things Wonderland. “What? You mean to tell me the face painted man who crawls in my window and makes wild monkey love to me every night isn’t actually real?” she tapped her finger to her chin. “That could be a problem.”

Alice's story is heartbreaking. Watching her reveal what she went through as a child to now a women who owns her dream business is amazing. When she was a child she had cancer and what got her through it was, Hatter, her knight in shining armor.
"And suddenly she wasn’t mad, just tired. She wanted to go home, pretend none of this had happened. Pretend she hadn’t met the man of her dreams, the man she obsessed about as a child only to discover he wasn’t at all what she’d thought he’d be."
Oh my, Hatter. His story begins by us following his matchmaking fairy and his story is just as heartbreaking. He's slowly going insane and soon he'll lose his mind. In losing his mind Wonderland will be in danger. What'll make his mind stop collapsing on itself would be if the fairy found his Alice. The fairy has tried for years and that has made it worse for him. But the fairy won't give up like Hatter has, so she believes she's finally found him his Alice.....again. Yeah, when you learn about that part of the story it'll make your heart break again haha. But within all this heart break, you'll smile as you watch these two grow closer together and you'll get excited for their happily ever after.
Overall this was an interesting retelling of Alice in Wonderland. No evil Red Queen but this is a nice telling of how Alice and Hatter got together. I mean, we all know they're perfect for each other so it's absolutely adorable to read how they fall in love. Though this is suited for older teens, 18+, for the steamy scenes that'll just make you blush and get you hot for your own lover ;). Can't wait to read the rest of the series, anyone else up for Gerard's Beauty?
Gerard's Beauty (Kingdom, #2)
Will disturb your being
Sweet Readings Everybody!


  1. WOW. That summary! I think that I need to go buy this right away. Great review! I don't think I've seen any Alice in Wonderland retellings, but I guess, thanks to you, now I have.

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

  2. I'm always leery of people who take another story and craft their own out of it, but this one sounds pretty interesting. I may have to try it out.