Monday, March 15, 2010

Book Review--The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy

Okay, uploading images from the Internet is something I am still trying to figure out, so I apologize that these are so small. A good friend (Thanks CinnaPatty!) recommended these books to me, and I read them last month. I really enjoyed them. They are The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. They are basically the story of Alice in Wonderland, but they are the "real " version of the story--no fluffy white rabbits, no dancing walruses, no Tweedle-dee or Tweedle-dum. It seems like Alice in Wonderland has become pretty popular these days with the new movie and such, but this is the real story of how Alyss (which is how her name is really spelled) leaves Wonderland and ends up on earth. How Wonderland is taken over by the Evil Queen Red, and how Alyss and her friends get her back to Wonderland and try to save it. They were suspenseful, exciting, and left you hanging so I had to run to the library real quick to get the next one when I was done. They are about war, so that is in there obviously, and there are some pretty wicked characters (Queen Redd--the Queen of Hearts), and there is romance, adventure, and suspense--it has it all. Beddor develops his characters very well. The books were very clean, though, which is always nice. It seems books like that are harder and harder to come by. They are classified as "Young Adult." The first one in the trilogy was published in 2007 and is called The Looking Glass Wars, the second is Seeing Redd, and the third and final (I like reading series that are done--it is so much more satisfying than waiting a year or 2 or 3 for the next one, and then you have forgotten what you read in the first place) is Arch Enemy which was published last year. Check them out from your library for a good read then let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! So glad you enjoyed them as much as I did! I agree, a rare jewel of a trilogy among YA books.