Vicki of Reading At The Beach hosts A-Z Wednesday. Today’s letter is L.
I’m going back to one I read in May 2008. At the time I was also reading Alice in Wonderland with Amber, who was 8. It was interesting to see how Beddor took bits of the original tale and transformed it into a good fantasy adventure. This is the first in a trilogy, but I did not read the others.
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
The Myth: Alice 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’ 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. (Goodreads.com)
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I am adding this to my wishlist!
A-Z Wednesday: Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
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Sounds like a suspensful adventure.
Oh this book sounds cool 😀
This sounds like a fabulous twist on a familiar tale.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Looking Glass Wars.
This one sounds like a fun read!
I may have to add this one to my pile. 🙂
I this and the second one on my MP3 player, but I haven’t listened yet. Probably should correct that.
This is exciting! Into my wish list this goes!