The Looking Glass Wars
Frank Beddor’s novel has captivated me from start to finish. When I started reading this, I could hardly put the book down. My schedule yesterday evening was something like this: finish homework. Pick up Beddor’s book and check it out. Read. Read. Read. Bathroom break. Eat. Read. etc. etc. I had a very hard putting the book down to go to bed, and I finally went to bed at like… LATE. This morning, I woke up at seven thirty (on a Saturday. For me, this is practically sacrilegious.), and red until I finished. Thank you Hannah for borrowing it to me!!! It was GREAT!!!
Okay. Deep breath. :D Now for the novel itself. The book couldn’t be described better than it is on the back of the book’s back, so here it is.
Alice Liddel was an ordinary girl who stepped through the looking glass and entered a fairy-tale world invented by Lewis Carrol in his famous storybook.
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 andreturn her to Wonderland so she may battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.
This book literally had me shaking in my seat, and I highly recommend it.