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Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson

Back To Good

by Laura McCarthy Benson

Giveaway ends April 07, 2017.

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21 September 2009

Focusing on Books (1)

A few weeks ago I said that I would spotlight a book that I read or want to read and I have yet to do that.  I'm still reading SPROUT and hope to have that finished before long.  Tonight, I'm going to see U2 at Gillette Stadium and I'm totally excited about that.  I'm meeting a friend of mine at 2ish and have a thousand things to do. But honestly, I'm dealing with a cold and don't feel like doing anything.  I'm completely unmotivated!

So I thought that maybe I would focus on a book that I haven't read, but I have heard wonderful things about.

The Looking Glass Wars, Frank Beddor

From Goodreads:

You know the myth...

A little girl named Alice tumbled down a rabbit hole and proceeded to have a charming adventure in the delightful, made-up world of Wonderland... 

Now discover the truth... Wonderland Exists! 

Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, was forced to flee through the Pool of Tears after a bloody palace coup staged by the murderous Redd. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life only to see it published as the nonsensical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alyss had trusted Lewis Carroll to tell the truth so that someone, somewhere would find her and bring her home. But Carroll had gotten it all wrong. He even misspelled her name! If not for royal bodyguard Hatter Madigan's nonstop search to locate the lost princess, Alyss may have become just another society woman sipping tea in a too-tight corset instead of returning to Wonderland to fight Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts. 

Meet the heroic, passionate, monstrous, vengeful denizens of this parallel world as they battle each other with AD-52's and orb generators, navigate the Crystal Continuum, bet on jabberwock fights and travel across the Chessboard Desert. 

The Looking Glass Wars unabashedly challenges our Wonderland assumptions of mad tea parties, sleepy dormice, and a curious little blonde girl to reveal an epic battle in the endless war for Imagination. 

Oh, yeah, I'm stoked for this series.  I've been a huge fan or Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND.  Not so much the Disneyfied version of it.  It's a crazy story and lots of beautiful, twisted writing.   I think this will be a great holiday read!


  1. I really want to read this too. My sister loved it.

  2. This book looks great. I have the first 2 in the series...found ARCs of them at my local library! Couldn't pass them all the proceeds help them get new books for the library (don't know what books..they never have anything new).

    Gonna have to pick this one up myself.


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