Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Shannon's Review - The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Title: The Looking Glass Wars
Series: The Looking Glass Wars #1
Author: Frank Beddor
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Dial Books
Received: From Publisher for review
Release Date: July 2006
The Looking Glass Wars is a new take on the Lewis Carroll books Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In this series princess Alyss is training and is destined to have the strongest imagination in the family. Imagination is how the people in Wonderland use to fight against bad guys like her Aunt Redd. They also use imagination for other menial things.
The Looking Glass War is a very creative series. I love how they tied in the real life people of the original Alice in Wonderland. Alyss gets lost in the real world, adopted by the Liddells she loses her imagination and begins to believe that there is no Wonderland until... she is found again many years later.
I can not think of anything I disliked about this first book in a series. I loved the new twist on old characters and some new characters as well.
I really like this start of the series I don’t know why left it on my shelf to read for so long. I also have the next book Seeing Redd and I will be reading it. It is a good Young Adult book with much action. You can also read it without have read the original books by Carroll.
Official Looking Glass Wars Website
Official Frank Beddor Website