The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Series: The Looking Glass Wars #1
I have to admit that I have never read any of the Lewis Carroll/Charles Lutwidge Dodgson writings. The nice thing about this series is though it springs from the classics you are not behind if you do not know them. Beddor fills this somewhat familiar world with impeccable detail that makes it so much more. Most of the the items and culture in Wonderland are completely unique to Beddor but he describes it all with detail and clarity leaving no holes. The characters are incredibly unique. Alyss is princess of Wonderland but when her insane aunt Redd attacks she is forced to flee and lands in our world where she must learn to survive until the time comes for her to go back home and fight for her people. The story not only follows Alyss but also those loyal to her in Wonderland. This is a story filled with magic but also good and evil, and there is no happy ending at least not yet.