L is for Looking

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.

Looking Glass War 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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