Book Review: Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall

Her Mad Hatter is the first Fantasy Romance book in the Kingdom Series by Marie Hall. In this book, as you might guess from the title, is the story of the Mad Hatter finding his Alice. It all starts with a fairy godmother charged with finding love for her charges, which just happen to be the bad boys from classic tales. First up is the hatter, who thought he found his Alice once before only to be crushed in the end. The Alice we meet has just opened up the Mad Hatter's Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe. A serious childhood illness and a fascination with the story of Alice in Wonderland have been a strong influence in her life, leave Alice open to a quick three day trip to Wonderland and a chance for love. Can Alice and the Mad Hatter overcome their histories and find true love, or with the hatter descend further into madness and destruction?

Her Mad Hatter is a long novella, or a short novel, so it was easy to sit down and enjoy in a single night. I enjoyed the character of Alice, and her back story. The Hatter is not the static or set character that one might expect when reading a twist on an otherwise well known character. He has quirks and a past of his own, which really adds to the strength of the story. While the tale was not perfect, I got a little bored with the repeated emphasis on how sexy the hatter's voice was, and its effect on miss Alice, but for the most part I really enjoyed the story. I look forward to reading the rest of the series; Gerard's Beauty, Red and Her Wolf, and Jinni's Wish to see how Hall might grow in her writing.

I recommend Her Mad Hatter to readers looking for a quick read that does not skimp on story. If you like new takes on characters that might otherwise be familiar, then this series just might be what you are looking for.
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