It was a slow reading month for this time around but I managed to get through The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Jennifer E.Smith), Mockinjay (Suzanne Collins), and The Looking Glass Wars (Frank Beddor). Out of these three I'll have to go with...
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor.
I'll get to the full review in the near future but for now I'll just sum up what I loved about the book:
The concept of Wonderland is both unique and familiar. Beddor is giving the impression that Wonderland is actually real and while he tries to seperate the characters and the world from Carroll's book, he still gives them the nonsensical traits that we have come to know. Wonderland is still ridiculous at times and I like that Beddor didn't diverge completely from the world Carroll created.
Each character is fascinating and bizarre. The Mad Hatter becomes Hatter Madigan, a fierce soldier whose hat can be the most deadliest weapon. He's not as loony as The Mad Hatter but there are times when he does seem a little unstable. Alyss (AKA Alice) is still just as curious and odd with her ponderings and perception of things. Her imagination still plays a key role in everything around her, being a powerful ability in Wonderland. And Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are actually General Doppelganger. He can split into Generals Doppel and Ganger. I loved seeing how Beddor created his own idea of the characters to show how Carroll may have drawn inspiration for the ones in his book.
It's a fantastic read so if you find it, grab it!
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