By: Frank Beddor
Series: Looking Glass Wars, Book 3
Let me start off with saying this book was long awaited by me and my family. I was overjoyed to see it while wandering around Barnes and Noble and had to wait until Christmas to finally get it. I never got around to reading it until we got the audiobook from the library and listened to that on our road trip. I apologize if there is any inncorrect info. I do tend to fall asleep on 12 hour road trips.(I tried to catch up and listen on my iPod or read what I missed)
King Arch had been successful in sapping Wonderland - including Alyss and Redd - of Imagination. Now the two enemy queens are forced to come together in an attempt to reclaim Wonderland and their imaginative powers. Hatter M is AWOL as he escorts his daughter, Molly, to our world, leaving her in the care of Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll). It appears that the caterpillar oracles are in cahoots with Arch, but we learn they are manipulating him to save the Heart Crystal, also know as 'Everqueen"--the source of imaginative power. How far will Alyss regain her power?
Hmmm... I loved this series from chapter one. Now this one had it's goods and bads. I had some problems with the romance in some parts. In the end, it was important. I just wish it was a bit more evenly spread throughout the book. There were some things that were introduced in this book that would have been very good to know in Looking Glass Wars and Seeing Red, but nothing super important.
The story has been consistent throughout the books. I was very glad to have something where it was one story broken into three. I have read books where the story has a few too many twists. This story had pleasant twists that help the story progress. I still have no clue what the scene with Mt. Isolation had to do with the story. That was the only story issue the book has.
The characters are perfect. They worked amazingly with the story plot and how it flowed. The Black Imaginationists were dark, but believable people. I started to notice that the setup of the evil side was similar to Harry Potter. The Cat was really the only true follower of Redd, the others just... afraid. But it wasn't too similar. It definitly had its differences, On the other side, Alyss and Dodge are beautifully done. I loved them. Now Alyss was a bit too... good. Perfect I guess is the word. I wish she had a few more imperfections. Otherwise, it was amazing.
Comedy: Not enough for me to remember...
Fear Factor: Hmmm... This one is tough. Kinda goes along with the gore section.
Gore: Tons. Very gory.
I don't normally give books ratings, but I have an impulse to for this...
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