December 28, 2010

The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
"THE MYTH: Alice Liddel was an ordinary girl who stepped through the looking glass and entered a fairy-tale world invented by Lewis Carroll in his famous storybook.

THE TRUTH: Wonderland is real. Alyss Heart is the heir to the throne, until her murderous aunt Redd steals the crown and kills Alyss's parents. To escape Redd, Alyss and her bodyguard, Hatter Madigan, must flee to our world through the Pool of Tears. But in the pool Alyss and Hatter are separated. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author, to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Yet he gets the story all wrong. Hatter Madigan knows the truth only too well, and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts."

I finished this book two days ago, I here are my thoughts on it.

Frank Beddor did a great job writing and creating Wonderland and somehow not making it as confusing as Lewis Carroll made his books. This book was a book. Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass were acid trips. The Looking Glass Wars made more sense, and the entire setting and landscape he created was rich and vivid.

Onto the story! It keeps you interested, even enough to make you want to read the sequel (recent books have failed to make me want the sequel). The book is rather unpredictable, and I love the characters! The book makes you believe that it all actually exists.

I would recommend this, especially if you like fantasy and for some reason find yourself reading a lot of books concerning Alice in Wonderland (like me). The book has some romance, fighting, death, and I would tell you more, but that would spoil the book.

8 stars out of 10!

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