If the king loses his head, then the Queen with a Bleeding Heart would rule the Red Court until Time ceased to move forward. When a second carried on for infinity, every creature in Wonderland would tip their Hat to the misfit girl with a Boy’s name (or was it a boy with a Girl’s name?) who’d end the Reign of Terror. However, it all hinged on the One-Eyed Hare being able to convince an uninspirable Heir that the impossible was indeed possible—like stopping time—and that Love was worth a Beheading.
Heads would Roll…
Hearts would Break…
In the end, would it matter who Reigned?
If you are a Lewis Carroll fan, or even just into the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland, this would be a good book for you. All the twists and quirks of Carroll’s characters are retold in a new tale. This isn’t just a remake of a story. This is whole new plot with your favorite people and one you’re sure to fall in love with.
I really enjoyed meeting the boy with a girl’s name and watching him fall in love with the girl with a boy’s name. There were so many twists and turns that really made me wonder if what I was reading was the truth or only carefully disguised lies. I don’t want to give much of the plot away. You’ll need all those details kept secret, if you don’t want the plot spoiled. I will say this. The Queen with a Bleeding Heart is looking to make another head roll, but only because she not the rightful queen!
I found this to be a quick read. Being familiar with Lewis Carroll or the Disney version is really helpful. While the story doesn’t follow the original book plot, you need it for background and to understand the references. At the very least, watch the movie, if you aren’t familiar with the original story. All the characters will make more sense. Other than that bit of advice, this is an excellent book for young adults and teens. If you need a clean, good-spirited story to while away the lunch hour at work, you can’t go wrong here. The language and actions are suitable for a general audience.
About the Author:
I specialize in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn't only filled with hugs, kisses, unicorns, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn't always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn't mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?