Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall

Title: Her Mad Hatter(Kingdom Series #1)
Author: Marie Hall
Format: Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Pub. Date: July 7th 2012
Source: Amazon


Five stars.

Alice Hu is something special- the great granddaughter of the original Alice in Wonderland. The new owner of a cupcakery in Hawaii, life as she knows it changes when a strange old woman enters her shoppe after hours. A fairy godmother who works for the fairy tale bad boys, this woman has searched for decades for the right Alice. If Hatter doesn't find a mate soon, he will go completely mad and Wonderland will go amok along with him. Alice is sucked into Wonderland and she's thrilled- she's been in love with her fictional Hatter since she was 13. When she meets him in the flesh, he is everything she hopes for. Tall, dark, and handsome with a sensual voice, he's familiar to her. The catch? He hates her. The original Alice hurt him bad, and her relative is the spitting image of her. Three days is all Alice has to make the Hatter love her, and to save him from his insanity.


I was blown away by the book. It is not often that I am pleasantly surprised, but this book was far better than I expected.

+Wonderland is described beautifully. It's fantastical and maddening and gorgeous and oh, Alice, I would never want to leave there either, especially if I had a sexy Mad Hatter all to myself too.

+Hatter is yummily described. Normally when I read romance books it's the stereotypical "prince charming" features- brawny, blonde, and blue eyed. Hatter is none of things, and is far more desirable to me. I have a fictional crush on him anyway, so I was fully on Alice's side in this story and lived vicariously through her.

+This was an erotica/romance with an actual plot. The sex was steamy and well written, and the sexual tension and frustration were driving me insane. That being said, this took a back seat to the plot of saving Hatter. This is how I like my romances, as opposed to 200 pages of nonstop meaningless bedroom time.

+I was taken by surprise by the ending. I don't want to give spoilers, but I actually teared up. I probably should have seen it coming, but alas, I did not. I ran out of pages way too soon and I'm not done with their story yet, even if the book is over.

I recommend this to adult fans of Alice in Wonderland who want a bit more spice in their fairy tale. This book is not for children or for prudes. This is the first book in a series, and I cannot wait to read the rest, featuring other fairy tale bad boys.


  1. Oh wow. I want to read this now. Sounds freakin awesome.

  2. I don't know if it still is, but it was free on amazon when I got it :)

  3. Sounds awesome. I love your review! You gave just enough info to intrigue and make me want to read it and i'm glad to hear it is actually part of a series. I dislike when i read a book and find out that was it.

    I also read your review for Forest of Hands and Teeth and I want to read that. I might enjoy it more than you did because I AM a fan of zombies!

  4. Thanks for checking out my reviews! I haven't checked out the rest of this series yet, but I definitely intend to.

    And if you like zombies, check that book out for sure. I'll be interested to know how you felt about it :)