25 March 2011

Review: ArchEnemy by Frank Beddor

I just finished reading Frank Beddor's ArchEnemy, which is the last book in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy.  This series gives the classic tell of Alice in Wonderland some major upgrades, for instance the Mad Hatter is not some hat maker. Instead, he is Alyss's bodyguard and has major fighting skills.  Here's a summary: "

ArchEnemy by Frank Beddor
The Heart Crystal's power has been depleted, and Imagination along with it. The people of Wonderland have all lost their creative drive, and most alarmingly, even Queen Alyss is without her powers. There is some comfort in the fact that the vicious Redd Heart seems to be similarly disabled. Amazingly, she is attempting to team up with her enemy, Alyss, in order to reclaim Wonderland from King Arch. Alyss might have no choice but to accept Redd's overtures, especially when she begins to receive alarming advice from the caterpillar oracles" (Books A Million).
  If you love the original Alice in Wonderland then you will definitely love this book.  This book is a whole new take on the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland.  The key people from the orginal story are brought over into this action packed novel, but with a few tweaks here and there to make them more interesting and fit better with the novel.  One of my favorite things in this novel that is not in the original story of Alice in Wonderland is the power of imagination.  Imagination is a key part of this series, giving Alyss and Redd the ability to conjure up anything just by imagining it and providing the basis for the whole novel.  Not only is this novel filled with action for the adventure loving readers out there, but it also contains romance.  I won't spoil who the romance is between, but if you have read The Looking Glass Wars and Seeing Redd then you know who I am eluding to.  Overall, I love how Frank Beddor provides us with a whole new take on a classical story while still keeping key components from the original story.  I give this book two thumbs up!


To visit official Looking Glass Wars website click here.

To purchase this book from Amazon click here.


flashlight_reader said...

I had a student that loved this series also. I've never read it though.

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