Summary: Seeing Redd, the sequel to The Looking Glass Wars, begins at the beginning of Alyss Heart’s reign over Wonderland. However, it is not smooth sailing. Arch, the king of the neighboring kingdom, is planning to take over Wonderland. He executes many plans to try to sabotage Wonderland. One of Arch’s schemes, for example, is that he kidnaps Queen Alyss’s personal bodyguard and force her to do many traitorous tasks toward the kingdom. Also, while Arch works to eliminate Alyss’s kingdom, Alyss’s evil aunt Redd builds up an army and works towards taking over Wonderland. It ends with a battle between Queen Alyss’s army and the combined forces of Redd and Arch. The result of the war changes Wonderland, and its people, forever.
Overall Review: This novel had a very good plot. It followed classic structure with surprising twists to keep the reader interesting. It also helped that the sentence structures and word choice were very fitting towards a more mature story such as this. Character development within the novel did not severely decline in any way, and the author developed each character with more detail than the previous book. However, the ending, although intriguing, was a bit too fast and uneven to securely inspire the reader to move on to the following book in the series. All in all, Seeing Redd was a beautiful fairytale with modern twists and interesting characters