First Impression: Alice in Wonderland adaptation? Quirky-looking girl drinking tea on the cover? Yes please!
World Building: Wonderland is wonderful and confusing as always. The travel between worlds is still the rabbit hole, and most of those details haven’t much changed. I appreciate the basics staying the same when it comes to beloved stories.
What I liked: The story flowed easily, and I didn’t have to suspend too much disbelief for that to happen. Having read far too many adaptations of Wonderland, I greatly enjoyed not having to follow too many rabbit trails. The ending was positively justified. I was left with that warm feeling in my stomach – as it should be in a fairytale.
Deal Benders: In my opinion, Death of the Mad Hatter would benefit from focusing more as either YA or adult fiction. I say this in the sense of audience – it felt like the author was trying too hard to make the main characters grow up exponentially over the course of two years.
Overall Rating: I gave this story 4 stars because I really enjoyed it, although there was room for improvement. I would definitely read more from this author.
For Fans Of: The original Alice in Wonderland, Gregory MaguireGoodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18395230-death-of-the-mad-hatter
Author's Webiste: http://www.peppersreadingcorner.com/