Book Review: ArchEnemy

ArchEnemyArchEnemy by Frank Beddor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“The Heart Crystal’s power has been depleted, and Imagination along with it. The people of Wonderland have all lost their creative drive, and most alarmingly, even Queen Alyss is without her powers. But at least the vicious Redd Heart seems to be similarly disabled. Amazingly, she is attempting to team up with her enemy, Alyss, in order to reclaim Wonderland from King Arch. Alyss might have no choice but to accept Redd’s overtures, especially when she begins to receive alarming advice from the caterpillar oracles. . . .”  -GoodReads

(This review is Spoiler Free!)

I thought this was the perfect ending for the Looking Glass Wars trilogy! A big climactic battle at the end and then everything resolved. The world of Wonderland is so imaginative and magical, and I loved how it connects with Earth. Wonderland is very different from the Lewis Carroll books, and has such a cool twist on the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the whole cast of Wonderland characters, and even Alyss herself!

Like the other books, the writing isn’t amazing, but definitely entertaining. There’s plenty of intrigue, and I was surprised a couple of times by the plot twists. The action and tension in the story are practically non-stop, and the characters are all so unique and interesting. I love how those characters develop and change and make bad decisions!

I liked seeing more of a development in the relationship between Alyss and Dodge. They really connect on a deeper level and learn to trust one another more. Molly and Hatter are such a great duo, fighting bad guys side by side! I loved seeing them all work through grief and pain, and come out a family on the other side.

The Council of Caterpillars was such an enigma through all the books, and finally in this book we see more of their machinations in manipulating people and planning their future. A brilliant plot device to have those caterpillars behind the scenes formulating their own schemes!

I was not blown away by any of the books in this series, but I enjoyed reading them and was entertained by the story. I cared about the characters, and I would recommend them to others to read!

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