Apr 4, 2014

[Book Review] The Looking Glass Wars

Hello sweeties <3

As promised yesterday I have one more book review for March waiting to be posted. I already read the book in the middle of March but as with Memory I didn't have the muse to write a review ^^"

Title: The Looking Glass Wars
Original Title: The Looking Glass Wars
Author: Frank Beddor
Pages: 376
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1405219769
ISBN-13: 978-1405219761

You can buy the book here!

Alyss, born in Wonderland, is destined to be a warrior queen. After a bloody coup topples the Heart regime, Alyss is exiled to another world entirely, where she is adopted into a new family, renamed Alice and befriended by Lewis Carroll. At age 20 she returns to Wonderland to battle Redd and lead Wonderland into its next golden age of imagination.

What I think about it: 
Wonderland with a twist? I am all in! All the characters you already knew from the original book are there but they are not what they used to be in Lews Carroll's story. They are more mature and the story is missing a big deal of the nonsense Alice in Wonderland lived from. The book also includes Lews Carroll and tells us that he indeed did write "Alice in Wonderland" but that what really happened is a totally different story. Alice, or rather Alyss, is not just a normal girl but the princess of wonderland sent away because of a terrible war. During her time in London she is forced to forget who she really is and on returning to Wonderland she realizes that what she belived to be a fantasy is indeed real.

The setting and the story are really great. Frank Beddor did a great job in transforming the nonsensical Characters into more mature versions of themselves without loosing the important traits of their character. I really loved to read the book and can't wait to read the second and third book of this series :3 The only downpoint I have to mention is that sometimes the writing style was to rocky for me. Thus I only give 4 stars for the book ^^


Have a nice Friday and a great start into the weekend <3


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