Seeing Redd (Looking Glass Wars Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Wonderland finally seems as if it’s getting back to normal. Queen Alyss is back on the throne, and reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Dodge. But the fight for Wonderland is far from over. King Arch, in nearby Boarderland, is conniving to overthrow everything for which Alyss and her friends have fought so hard. Even worse, King Arch has found an ally in the recently returned Redd, who has been biding her time and gathering new and evil assassins in the Catacombs of Paris. With enemies circling and danger ...
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Seeing Redd (Looking Glass Wars Series #2)

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Overview

Wonderland finally seems as if it’s getting back to normal. Queen Alyss is back on the throne, and reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Dodge. But the fight for Wonderland is far from over. King Arch, in nearby Boarderland, is conniving to overthrow everything for which Alyss and her friends have fought so hard. Even worse, King Arch has found an ally in the recently returned Redd, who has been biding her time and gathering new and evil assassins in the Catacombs of Paris. With enemies circling and danger looming, someone close to Alyss lets her down—and threatens the future of Wonderland forever.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This second book of “The Looking Glass Wars” deals with the early struggles of Alyss and her throne. Great tensions run in Wonderland as the lands recover from the dark days of Her Imperial Viciousness Redd. The young, new queen lives under the careful watch of many, especially the new royal bodyguard, Homburg Molly. Queen Alyss must face all the usual political intrigue and dangers as well as the unexpected return of the evil Redd and her chief assassin, The Cat. Welcome to the realm of public domain! Alice and many other classic characters are up for grabs. This is not always a bad thing, but what promises to be an edgy and modern re-imagining of Wonderland turns out to be a garbled case of bad fantasy fiction. This is a book that can definitely be skipped, for many, many reasons. First, the story suffers at the hands of a writer obsessed with the “visualization” of the action sequences in the novel. This is a good example of writing for the sake of making a movie. Second, the prolonged descriptions of weaponry bring the story to a screeching halt and do little or nothing to enrich the quality of the story. In other words, if you are looking for a strong piece of fantasy fiction, overlook this title. If you are interested in watching the birth of a well-thought out franchise, then this is for you. If you are simply curious or a hard-core fan of fantasy fiction, the looking glass awaits. Reviewer: Monserrat Urena
VOYA - Amy Sisson
In this follow-up to The Looking Glass Wars (Dial, 2006/VOYA October 2006), Alyss Heart reigns over Wonderland after seizing the throne back from her traitorous Aunt Redd, who has escaped to Earth to regroup. Alyss struggles with her feelings for Dodge, her childhood friend who seems to believe himself too lowly for the Queen, while Hatter Madigan, the elite fighting Milliner, learns something astonishing about his past. Meanwhile seemingly random attacks in outlying areas of Wonderland signify that Redd might still pose a threat. As with the first book, this sequel is all style and little substance. The villains are a joke: Redd insists that her minions call her "Your Viciousness," and the King of the misogynistic Boarderland carves his dictates, such as "Boarderland men do not cry when watching sentimental crystal-vision programs with their wives," into his kingdom's cliff-faces. Even if this parody can be considered successful, other elements are difficult to take seriously, such as when Alyss interprets her personal bodyguard's prolonged absence as sulking instead of realizing that something is wrong. There is no hint of a resolution, making the book entirely incapable of standing on its own, but libraries should be prepared to stock it because its marketing and production values will likely yield a significant demand. As a side note, an Alyss Heart picture book for younger readers is slated for fall 2007 publication, thus expanding this flashy but thin series even further.
School Library Journal

Gr 4-7 After expelling her evil Aunt Redd from Wonderland's throne in The Looking Glass Wars (Dial, 2006; Scholastic Audiobooks, 2006), Frank Beddor's sequel (Dial, 2007) finds Queen Alyss dealing with the burden of ruling the kingdom and negotiating with King Arch from the neighboring country of Borderland. Arch quickly proves himself to be a dangerous enemy with elaborate plans to overthrow Alyss and her kingdom. Meanwhile, Redd is working her villainy to regain her power and wreak vengeance on her niece. There is plenty of violence, gore, and battle action here, and readers will find the pace breathtaking. Gerard Doyle skillfully captures the tempo of this fantasy and provides each character with a unique voice. His excellent presentation will create new fans and captivate current devotees.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101200681
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Series: Looking Glass Wars Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 76,602
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 912 KB

Meet the Author

Frank Beddor is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Looking Glass Wars, the young-adult novel that first introduced young readers to the true story of Alyss. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    In love

    Im soo excited ...my sister got me this and the 3rd book for christmas so that i could finish the series..

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    AMAZING!!!!!

    This is one ofmy favorite books. Like, ever. A. Must. Read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    A worthy sqeaul for the lokking glass wars

    While the action and plot were good along with some charecter background and devloment, but some elements from the first have been taking away

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2011

    Read!!!

    I really liked this book but I wished the ending would have been different- I just feel like he could have made the ending more action and fighting between arch and redd and I thought we should have gotteno to hear a little more of the romance between alyce and dodge

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2008

    I loved this book

    I really loved this book. When I first started reading this series I didn't know that it was going to have a sequel. Once I found out it was book 1 I went online to find out WHEN the second one was going to be out. When I saw it at Barns and Noble...I bought it. Nothing could stand in my way. There was only one left and I had to fight someone for it. I won. I couldn't help but find this book enjoyable. Being the Alice and wonderland fan that I am. It left me wanting more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2008

    Absolutely Fantastic!

    This book is the second of The Looking Glass Wars, it has a twist on the original 'Alice in Wonderland'. I think Frank Beddor did a terrific job of writing this exclusive truth of the real Alice Liddell'Alyss Heart'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    Wonderland's Sophomore Slump

    I enjoyed Beddor's 'Looking Glass Wars' a good deal. What truly set it apart from standard sword and sorcery fantasy, aside from the Carroll roots, was its wonderful second act. The middle part of 'Wars' was rich with mystery and psychological complexity. Mystery and complexity, however, are nowhere to be found in 'Seeing Redd.' The only thing resembling complexity is the chasm between the two warring queens: Alyss and Redd. Alyss' character has become horribly dull and does not evolve one iota throughout the novel. Redd is what she was before: a hilariously evil, sterotypical, and entertaining character. Continually jumping back and forth between the dry heroes and colorful villians makes the novel seem disjointed . . . and makes me root for the villians. The 'twist' ending that Beddor throws in is nothing more than an easy open-ended cop-out. Here's hoping book three is better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    A reviewer

    if i could describe this series in one word..............well i said if.....i really can't! i love books that have a twist. This isn't a goody goody book. Its full of everything you want to read about!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    To the person to below review

    Redd is alyss's aunt who want's to rule the queendom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Fun To Read

    I really liked this book but the ending was confusing. This ending was not clear and did not tie the story together. The rest of the book was really good, it was a fun new twist on The Alice in Wonderland Story. I liked the illustrations of characters in the middle of the book. This review is by a 12 year old female student.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    TO BELOW

    Yes i know that. I've already read this book thats how it even led me to here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    FOR THE SECRET...

    Another Question for YOU! <P> What do potatoes do? <p> Hints to the answer: <br> The answer is pretty stupid... <p> find the answer and find the first book with it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't believe that Hatters child is Molly!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Good idea

    Frank beddor should rewrite the trilogy from redds point of view

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    A bit disappointed. I felt it was way to batle orientated. I wish they would have good deeper into the hatter'humbug stort

    h they would have good deeper into hatter'humbug relationship

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Series

    All the books were absaloutley amazing this one is no s fom theothers. I kind of expected this one to be boring but that wasnt the case at all. Itbwas adveneterous, fun amd exciting. How much id love to be alyss. Each book is better than the last. Absaoutley amazng..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Is it good

    I got the first and second book and i just finished the first one and i didnt really like it until the end. Is the first one better then the first, it the second book boring?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    IN LOVE WITH THE BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE THE BOOK &ON THE 3 CHAPTER

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    A great read! A great read!!

    Amazing charecters that you feel you have always known. You will be laughing, crying, and all things in between!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    gahhh

    I am a worriors fan (blazeing heart/stars) but i think warriors chat should be in warrior books ONLY

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