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Alice Littleton isn’t your typical teenager. She has supernatural powers similar to the ones from Alice in Wonderland. She uses her powers for good purposes and when she helps rescue a kidnapped child, she becomes the interest of Olgethorpe, an evil man who wants to recruit Alice to join his army. When she refuses, she and her father go on the run and end up at Prometheus Academy, where she meets kids with other supernatural powers. As Alice adjusts to her new surroundings, trouble looms and Alice must decide what course of action to take.
I loved how the author took on this new twist to Alice in Wonderland; I liked how he included the characters from Wonderland such as The Hatter, The March Hare, and Ches the Cat. I liked how everytime the Wonderland characters appeared, they caused mischief. One of my favorite parts is when they disrupt Alice’s birthday party.
Alice is a character I was drawn to from the beginning, because of her powers she was made to feel like inadequate by her mother, while her father embraced her powers. When Alice goes to Prometheus Academy, she’s glad to see other kids who share similar powers and she feels like she belongs.
Throughout the book, the story switches from Alice to the students and faculty at Prometheus Academy. At times, it got confusing keeping up with the different characters, yet I enjoyed reading about them and their different powers.
My main critique about the book is I felt it was a little long, there were some parts that went into too much detail and I thought it could’ve been cut back. Aside from that, I thought it was a good story and will be a good read for children and adults.
To summarize, this book is about a girl named Alice who has superpowers related to the Alice in Wonderland story. She can grow big or shrink by eating and drinking, she can talk to animals, and most importantly she can summon the characters of the story as well as go into Wonderland via the Looking Glass. While trying to rescue a missing boy, she is lured by a man known as "Olgethorpe" who wants not only recruit "empowered" people but is looking to take their powers and raise an army. She is rescued by teachers at the Prometheus School where is befriends other teenagers who are empowered like her.
I loved the term "The Wonderland Effect" which Alice states is an occurrence that draws people to a certain situation because they are meant to be there. I also enjoyed Alice's interactions with the Wonderland creatures which she can summon at anytime.
The only con with this story is there way too much going on. Though it is written in the third person, the author jumps from one character's point of view to another. Rather than following Alice, he jumps back and forth through the other students at the school, which I found to be unnecessary. There were a couple of fight scenes (which I always enjoy in books) but to me I felt as though the author gave too much detail to where I was confused as to what was actually happening.
I received this eBook for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and I am so pleased that I took the time to read this book. Robert Arrington is a wonderful writer and I can't wait to read more of his work!