Title: Mad About The Hatter
Author: Dakota Chase
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Genre: YA Fairy Tale Retelling LGBTGIA
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Publication Date: August 20, 2015
Ebook: 190 Pages
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
How did I get this book: ARC from Netgalley
Why did I read this book: I am huge lover of retellings and hearing that the main character is Alice's brother and he is gay sold me!!!
The truth in this case, he realized, was that the size of his body didn't matter much in the scheme of things. It was the size of the spirit, the depth of the heart, and the power of the mind that counted more that inches of bone and pounds of flesh, His friends were worth more than gold to him, regardless of their size, color, or background.
This is Wonderland in all its topsy-turvy, insie-outsie, backward-frontsie glory.
Out main character Henry, Alice's brother, we find out is gay and I loved that because LGBTQIA is not represented in YA much less fiction enough! The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and White Rabbit are written beautifully. I feel like some retelling diverge from the original story too much in some cases and not enough in other but this retelling was perfectly in the middle!
I cannot call this a retelling really it is more of a sequel which takes place 14 years after the events of Through the Looking Glass the story mostly focuses on Henry but we do get to see a bit of Alice as an adult which I really enjoyed! There were a few moments when the story contradicted itself which is why I gave it a 4.5 instead of full 5 star rating but it no where near made the story any less enjoyable to read!
If You Like This. . .
Splintered is another Alice and Wonderland retelling and was very enjoyable!!
The Young Elites is a fantasy that has LGTBQIA themes!