This isn’t his sister’s Wonderland…. Henry never believed his older sister, Alice’s, fantastic tales about the world down the rabbit hole. When he’s whisked away to the bizarre land, his best chance for escape is to ally himself with the person called the Mad Hatter. Hatteran odd but strangely attractive fellowjust wants to avoid execution. If that means delivering “Boy Alice” to the Queen of Hearts at her Red Castle, Hatter will do what he has to do to stay alive. It doesn’t matter if Henry and Hatter find each other intolerable. They’re stuck with each other. Along their journey, Henry and Hatter must confront what they’ve always accepted as truth. As dislike grows into tolerance and something like friendship, the young men see the chance for a closer relationship. But Wonderland is a dangerous place, and first they have to get away with their lives.
|Publisher:||Dreamspinner Press LLC|
|Edition description:||First Edition,New edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Dakota Chase writes stories of the fantastical, of ghosts and monsters, and time travel. She lives right on the border of Normal, and has been known to take quick trips into the next town over, Crazy, although she usually finds her way home again without little trouble. She shares her home with Nibbles, her Shar-Pei/Labrador mixed breed that may or may not be a werewolf in disguise, and a husband who definitely isn't a werewolf even though he's been known to be shaggy and howl from time to time. She has four grown children, one of whom has spawned, resulting in two grandchildren whom she adores. When she isn't writing, Dakota likes to crochet odd things, like killer shark slippers and skull dolls. She loves sushi, spicy foods, and grapes, but is highly allergic to any form of math.
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Mad About the Hatter based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Lets just say if the original Wonderland books are as lyrical and word-twisting as this was, I have been missing out because I absolutely adored Wonderland in this book. While I have not read any Wonderland, what I do know is from OUAT's spin off Once Upon A Time in Wonderland which was phenomenal and I wish was still on, but it does do That Wonderland justice. While I may not know Alice very well, reading all about Henry's adventure in Wonderland with Hatter & co. was positively delightful. There were so many quotes, I dont even know where to begin. From mind-puzzling quotes, to ones that do the dear Lewis Carroll & other authors proud and ones all about judging society in our world about acceptance of people and the like. I only rented an ebook from my library so I was unable to highlight and truly bookmark quotes I liked but i had plenty of page bookmarks to remind myself of where they were located. And this is not a very big book. The Hatter was positively delightful with his topsy turvy sentences and any answer Henry asked of him. He was definitely a favorite character. I really liked how they incorporated canon from Alice in Wonderland and seemlessly made it seem like she had a younger brother the entire time. PLus she even got to make a cameo or to witha positively perfect nod to Lewis Carroll via her twins. This book does feature an LGBT romance where I believe, if i read correctly, both boys were Bisexual. If i remember correctly, they both seemed to reference previous interest in both sexes so neither of them was singularly gay. I do not read many books with LGBT+ MC's so I dont know how it's normally portrayed but I thought this was seamless and not made to seem like it was a gimmick or big flashy thing. Kind of like how The 100 handled Clarke being BISEXUAL. It was just something that happened in the show as much as Bellamy being a leader or Lincoln being just all around awesome. Overall I really loved the book and almost immediately went on to Amazon and purchased a physical copy since in January i will have to return my ebook copy to the library. I am incredibly greatful to the 12 Days of Diversity Read-a-thon because I wouldn't have found out about this book any other way. Definitely recommend to fans of anything Wonderland related whether it's the SyFy Show, OUATIW, the Cartoon, or the books.
It wasn't bad, but I wasn't in love with it. I liked the M/M romance & the Wonderland parts. I took about a month break while reading it, so I wasn't in a huge rush to finish the eARC I received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Probably more like 3.5 stars than 4.
If you have been wanting to go on a trip to Wonderland, but wanted a new story to take you there, Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase is the one you want. It stays very true to the original Wonderland that we all know and love. You will not be disappointed. However, this story is not about Alice. This story is about the Mad Hatter and Boy Alice, better known as Henry. Mad About the Hatter happens a good 14 years after Alice's last visit to Wonderland. Henry is 17 years old. Alice is in her young 20's, married, and has twins. The story starts out with the Red Queen summoning the Mad Hatter from his dungeon cell. Apparently a boy has appeared in Caterpillar's lair and has been asking for him. While the Red Queen would rather chop of the Mad Hatters head right then and there, she wants answers from this Boy Alice that has appeared in her kingdom. She would also like to chop off his head too. After she gets answers of course. The Red Queen sends the Mad Hatter off to find Boy Alice and return him to her. If he does, she will pardon the Mad Hatter and not cut of his head. Obviously, the Hatter wants to keep his head, so he agrees to fetch the Boy Alice. The Mad Hatter eventually finds Boy Alice and learns that he is the younger brother of Alice. He also learns that Boy Alice's true name is Henry and that Henry was sent against his will to Wonderland by Alice. All Henry wants to do is find his way home again and the Mad Hatter agrees to help and tells him that the Red Queen can help him get there...maybe. Thus their adventure together begins. Find the rest of my review here: http://readingwithcupcakes.blogspot.com/