The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars Alyss of Wonderland When Alyss Heart newly orphaned heir to the Wonderland throne flees through the Pool of Tears to escape her murderous Aunt Redd she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian Lon
  • Title: The Looking Glass Wars
  • Author: Frank Beddor
  • ISBN: 9780803731530
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Looking Glass Wars
    Alyss of Wonderland When Alyss Heart, newly orphaned heir to the Wonderland throne, flees through the Pool of Tears to escape her murderous Aunt Redd, she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian London Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carrol, Alyss tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life Alyss trusts this author to tell the truth so that soAlyss of Wonderland When Alyss Heart, newly orphaned heir to the Wonderland throne, flees through the Pool of Tears to escape her murderous Aunt Redd, she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian London Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carrol, Alyss tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life Alyss trusts this author to tell the truth so that someone, somewhere will find her and bring her home But he gets the story all wrong He even spells her name incorrectly Fortunately, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan knows all too well the awful truth of Alyss story and he s searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland, to battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.The Looking Glass Wars unabashedly challenges our Wonderland assumptions of mad tea parties, grinning Cheshire cats, and a curious little blond girl to reveal an epic battle in the endless war for Imagination.
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  • Frank Beddor

    Literary Sleuth and world creator Frank Beddor dared to expose the true story of Wonderland in the New York Times bestselling young adult trilogy The Looking Glass Wars To satisfy the awakened curiosity of his readers he continued to tell the parallel adventures of Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan s search for the lost princess in the graphic novel series Hatter M He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • So, I d heard of this book before, and when I saw it in the bin marked free at my old library, I kind of thought I might put it in my middle school classroom for students to read Then I realized what might I be giving my students So I read it.I cannot think of enough negative things to say about this book.First, I have to admit something I ve never even read any of Lewis Carroll s books Not a one So I m no Alice purist But Mr Beddor is just straight up mean spirited If you re going to write a me [...]


  • So I m a little late coming to this, as it s been out for a while, but I enjoyed his alternate take on the Alice in Wonderland story The problem with doing a new treatment of such a classic tale is that you will have the purists up in arms, but I thought the story had a lot to recommend it I found Alyss a believable character and who wouldn t like Hatter Madigan I want his backpack.


  • Some of my friends loved it, some seemed ambivalent, and some seemed to have hated it Unfortunately very few of them wrote reviews though so I don t know much of what they thought about the book Well, besides the number of stars they gave it After a few seconds of mindful hand wringing, and thinking about what I would rate this book while reading it, I have decided on three stars, although I enjoyed it quite a bit and had quite a bit of fun reading it I really liked the re telling of the Alice s [...]


  • This book is terrible.In theory, I like it The idea behind it intrigues me, but the reality is that it is just so badly written Good idea, very poor execution Cliche characters Stupid names A writing style so awful it was almost physically painful to read Yet I ll probably read the sequel sequels when it comes out Clearly, I ve learned nothing from reading this book.


  • To the Carroll Alice purists, don t read this book as a tribute spin off etc and you ll be fine To the rest of you, enjoy.That said, let me say that I loved this book I read Alice Wonderland and Looking Glass this past semester for a children s lit class so it was cool to approach this book with those stories so recently re impressed on my mind However, you definitely don t NEED those books close at hand to enjoy this book In fact, as many Carroll lovers vehemently point out, this book is very d [...]


  • This was PITIFUL I m such a retelling nerd and I will read all of thembut Wonderland holds a really special place in my heart I ADORE the originals, and the Splintered trilogy retellings are like the BEST thing that ever happened to the universe But The Looking Glass Wars ERGH I WAS NOT A HAPPY LITTLE HATTER I was a very cranky Hatter, the entire time In fact, I have an entire list of things I didn t like HERE GOES STUFF I REALLY RATHER HATED ABOUT THIS BOOK It starts off by saying that the orig [...]


  • Why does she love this book you ask Let me count the waysFirst before I start, I don t want to hear any of your crap about this book I ve read it five time and counting, I know just wanted to make that clear ok Reasons why I m reading this book again The way Beddor handles the story is creative.I don t want to hear that Alice is the WHOLE WORLD HOW CAN HE DESTROY A SUPERB CLASSIC Now, I do love Alice in Wonderland dearly I do think is a great classic And I don t hate it like Mr Beddor does But f [...]


  • In a nutshell Fantastic idea, horribly executed.The writing did nothing for it I almost never start on an author s writing style but in this case, it was a significant factor in how I viewed the book The style described too much in the wrong cases, not enough with the right ones There was also a lot of telling rather than showing The short, almost inconsiderate descriptions of the character s feelings made it seem false I couldn t get a grasp on the characters at all.This was an absolutely brill [...]



  • 1 April 2015 Buddy Read with Figgy 4 4.5 starsAgain, got distracted by loads of good books over the course of the month of April and have only just now gotten to finish this, but I did enjoy it very much The story itself was detailed and engaging, the characters all very interesting in their reimaginings The Cat in particular , and the whole thing just came across as so utterly creative This is another book to add to my list of books that will always remind me of the infinite potential and stren [...]


  • Let me say up front that I am a fan of almost anything that reworks a classic, as can probably be seen by the books on my GoodReads shelves.I was nervous about this book for about thirty seconds, until I flipped to the full color pages in the middle, which put my mind at ease and propelled me all the way to the check out counter.Princess Alyss Heart isn t really interested in being Queen of the Wonderlands someday She s interested in getting out of the palace with her friend from the royal guar [...]


  • This book has a really interesting premise and a cool take on a classic story The characters are very interesting, especially Hatter Madigan, General Doppelganger, and Bibwit Harte.My main problem with this book is that Beddor does not do a very good job of writing the story It is sort of as though he is writing it like a person who is very impressed with the story they are telling you, rather than telling you a story that is impressive on its own This is sort of strange, since the subject matte [...]


  • This was alot of fun and an interesting spin on Wonderland It doesn t get in too deep with character development but there s still enough depth that I grew attached to everyone and I was soon on the edge of my seat.I loved the concept mythology of Mr Beddor s Wonderland and White Black Imagination, the Looking Glass Maze Redd s army and inventions were pretty cool too, my favorite of them was the Glass Eyes Hatter Madigan, 3 My new book crush haha.He reminded me of Black Widow in regards to his [...]


  • A neat spin of Alice in Wonderland Yet unique in its own right This story revolves around Alys princess of Wonderland who escapes to Earth to avoid being murdered by her Aunt Redd and the Cat assassin Hatter M is a special bodyguard who travels to Earth as well to protect Alys but is separated from her His famous weapon is his hat which I would love to own in real life , which can become a spinning, deadly blade Back in Wonderland there is also Dodge, who was the son of a royal guardsmen and is [...]


  • I really enjoyed this alternative story of Alice in Wonderland or may I say Alyss It was lovely spending time reading this book This is my second time reading it The first time I was still in high school and I couldn t remember all the details so, I embarked on the Alyss journey once again My ulterior motive albeit, was the fact that I want to read the rest of the series To me this was the book that I enjoyed on these cold, winter nights and it was a great company that awakened my imagination I [...]


  • Imagination is powerThere are so many Alice retellings that i didnt expect much but I throughly enjoy it The characters were all unique and new yet had the same Alice vibes that we all know and love I also really liked the Alyss isnt like Alice but the princess of wonderland It was very unique and an excellent read I really enjoyed the details, not only the writing but the visuals All the little details on the pages and the colored pictures in the middle made the story come to life even



  • I could easily compose a rant about how this book sucks so hard that light has a hard time escaping its gravity well, but instead of just bashing let s take an objective look at why this book is so very very bad.The Looking Glass Wars is a triumph of artistic design and marketing The concept is immediately simple and intriguing Wonderland is real Alice Liddell was a princess on the run and Lewis Carroll mangled the truth Alyss grows up and goes back to save a ruined Wonderland The cover art is a [...]


  • Read this one a while ago, but I still remember what made me love it so much I can honestly say this is one of my all time favorites I m not exactly a picky reader or rater, but to be added to my favorites shelf, a book has to be pretty damn special And that is just what this book is To help you decide if this book is for you, ask yourself the following Do you love Alice in Wonderland Yes Do you love a good, clean, real romance between childhood friends Of course you do Do you love the Victorian [...]


  • The Looking Glass Wars is not really different from what I had expected It is a well constructed retelling, that places Alice as the Queen of Hearts daughter and consequently the next in line for Wonderland s throne When the evil Red Queen, Queen Genevieve s sister, attacks the palace with her army of card soldiers, Alice or Alyss is sent via the Pool of Tears tunnel to a parallel world ours, but during the life time of Lewis Carroll, by the Queen s faithful bodyguard Hatter Madigan you know him [...]


  • Book The Looking Glass Wars The Looking Glass Wars, 1 Author Frank BeddorAwesomeness level 5 5Began November 9, 2009Finished November 14, 2009It was a long time ago when I saw Seeing Redd, Frank Beddor s second book in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy, at Barnes Noble Back then, I didn t care about it, I didn t know that I d finish The Looking Glass Wars at 3 22 in the morning, not willing to sleep until I knew how the first book ended I didn t know I d squeal with excitment when Hatter Madigan or [...]


  • Another victim of the great concept, crummy execution flop.Beddor gives us flimsy, uninteresting characters on a backdrop he s obviously fleshed out in his own mind to the point of an obsessive teenaged boy writing Epic Fantasy cough , and he s so concerned that you envision his world exactly as he does that he spends sentence after dull, plodding sentence describing battles and contraptions in minute detail Folks, if you re that concerned with the precise visualization of your world, you re not [...]


  • Also onInherently BookishI am saddened to say that this is my first 1 star rating in 2015 I was doing so well, reading books that weren t always perfect, and yet I always found something in them I could enjoy And then my roommate recommended this book to me, and I found myself taking it It seemed interesting a completely new take on Alice In Wonderland, one in which Alice does not stumble blindly down a rabbit hole, but in which she is a princess of Wonderland, brought to Earth as a means of pro [...]


  • Full review on my blog, the Snark Theater.The book is pretty lackluster in terms of character development, but it s really the only flaw I can give it The story does otherwise an excellent job of establishing the world, and connecting it to our own.And the world of Wonderland is absolutely amazing The book makes it a world of imagination, which even inspires the imaginary of all other worlds and it just fits It fits with the story, and it fits with the mythos of Wonderland in general, and I love [...]


  • It s an imaginative retelling of Alice In Wonderland, it s somewhere between 3 stars to 3.5 stars I love the world building, the action scenes are nice and the plots keep me entertaining for the whole time But I found almost all of the characters have no development and it s quite boring for the good guys to be always good and the villains to have no other purpose nor personality outside of being power crazed, sadistic and well, just plain evil Plus the Good vs Evil theme is a bit too simple min [...]


  • Somewhere under a 4 for me Maybe even as low as a 3.5.The Looking Glass Wars is an alternate history retelling of Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass books Beddor reimagines the children s classic as non fiction Alyss Hart, a Wonderlander, comes to Earth in a time of crisis her evil aunt Redd has attacked Wonderland in her quest to become the Queen of Hearts , and she finds herself in a far different reality On Earth, she is just a young girl with no allies [...]


  • This is one of those book that people either love with the fiery vengeance of a thousand suns or loathe so completely they wish eternal doom and damnation onto everyone who so much as hints that they liked it.I gave it a firm five stars so DOriginal review can be found here theliteraryinsomniac.tumblrAnyways allow me to explain myself Ahem.This book uses actual historical events to create parallel, similar events in the story elements from the second world war, The american civil war and several [...]



  • 4.5 starsSo good The best Alice retelling I have ever read My full discussion on my channel youtube watch v hDPXC



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