The Looking Glass Wars
written by Frank Beddor
The Looking Glass Wars took a while to get into, I'm not going to lie, but once I was about a quarter of the way in, it was smooth reading. The problem is, while the pace picks up and more time is dedicated to storytelling, the time for character develpment is sadly lost, and some of the characters are not explored as in-depth as they should have been. All the connections to Alice in Wonderland are great, but you don't have to be a complete Wonderland Fan to understand and enjoy the story. The weird thing about this book is that, well, technically, it's an Alternate/Author's Universe Fanfic. It's good writing for the most part, though dense at times, but the story isn't as original as it could have been. Nevertheless, I did enjoy this unique new spin on things, as I am a complete sucker for fractured fairy tales. It was very interesting to see the original author now presented as a character in the story, very mind-blowing, but in an awesome way. My personal favorite was Dodge, and I can't wait to see where his story, along with Alyss's go in the next book.
In other news, you may have noticed a new link in my sidebar. This is to a fantastic microfinancing nonprofit called KIVA. I definitely encourage you all to check it out and maybe make a donation. The money you give will allow someone to go out, make some money, and in a couple months time, pay you back, allowing you to keep giving and making more peoples lives better. Hope you consider this great way of giving!
[In other, other news, guess who has gotten completely obsessed with Brotherhood 2.0? Yeah, that'd be me.]