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The Rising
Kelley Armstrong
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Princess of the Silver Woods
Jessica Day George
The Serpent's Shadow
Rick Riordan
The Demigod Diaries
Rick Riordan
Marissa Meyer
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
William Joyce
Perfect Scoundrels
Ally Carter
ArchEnemy - Frank Beddor A decent conclusion to the wonderfully creative reimagining of Lewis Carroll's classic tale.

The writing itself is not ideal and on its own would garner 2.5 stars at its best. It is very visual and action oriented, with little time spent on emotions and even less on the character development of main characters. You are told such and such emotion is felt or this decision made, but it is never shown to the reader and that can make it extremely difficult to feel the story. I can picture it just fine, but it lacks the emotional connection that would elevate this story to what it could be: astounding. And I say that because taking that story and bringing such a crazy, non-sense world to life in a brilliantly conceived world with a history and customs and names that actually could fit is quite an accomplishment. Beddor even tackles some very complex ideas about imagination and the power it has, for good or ill.

All in all, a fun series, especially for fans of the original or paradoxically those who could not stand those two mad volumes, for boys or girls, and I only wish that Beddor had imbued his creation with more sentiment and feeling which could have brought more life to a such a vivid, sharp world.