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Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X.

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An exciting new adventure featuring a teenaged Hatter Madigan, one of the most popular character from the New York Times best-selling The Looking Glass Wars trilogy by Frank Beddor!

Combat training! Secret society initiations! Self-serving rivals! Welcome to Wonderland’s prestigious Millinery Academy: where those born to protect the queendom train to become spies, assassins, and bodyguards. With all that to contend with, not to mention following in his popular older brother’s footsteps, just getting through Imagination Class seems impossible already.

And that’s before he starts seeing ghosts lurking in the corridors…

When students begin behaving strangely throughout the academy, Hatter and his fellow cadets must unlock the mysteries behind the ghosts, and the headmaster’s suspicious behavior, before the entire student body finds itself possessed!

Join Hatter and his fellow cadets on their first adventures in Wonderland. Let’s just hope it isn’t their last!

408 pages, Hardcover

First published April 19, 2016

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Frank Beddor

26 books1,504 followers
Literary Sleuth and world creator Frank Beddor dared to expose the true story of Wonderland in the New York Times bestselling young adult trilogy The Looking Glass Wars. To satisfy the awakened curiosity of his readers he continued to tell the parallel adventures of Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan’s search for the lost princess in the graphic novel series Hatter M. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Profile Image for Anne.
384 reviews144 followers
December 28, 2016

Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published April 19th, 2016 by Automatic Publishing

I came across this book via the brilliant Koeur's Book Reviews. I love it when he goes off on a rant (which luckily for me, happens quite often), but when something gets high praise from him, I know I've gotta read it as well. Due to all the poopiness going on, I was WAY behind on my ARC pile, so it took a while to finally read this one. And, of course, 'Koeur' was absolutely right!

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The entire blurb actually spoilers the shit out of the book so here's only a part of it (as if anyone reads the giant blurbs anyways):

"Swordplay! Arsenal cubes and blade chasers! School bullies! Self-serving rivals! Scheming adults and soulless rebel plotters! Welcome to the world of cadet Hatter Madigan, who has just entered Wonderland’s Millinery Academy, where those born to protect the queendom train to become spies, assassins, and bodyguards. The co-ed world of a freshman Cap is extremely competitive, and as hard as Hatter’s mystic and martial studies prove to be, they are little compared to the more difficult art of successfully dealing with others vying to be the best."

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Okay, so the title had me frowning a bit at first. I don't like it when abbreviations are created throughout the use of periods when it comes to titles.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Try typing that in your Popcorn Time Netflix quickly when you want to watch an episode. Try and not get annoyed to shits over it.
So yes, 'H.A.T.B.O.X.' -> nice for in the actual story but not on the cover of the book in my opinion. All nitpickers unite!

Ever since Hatter and his older brother Dalton's parents went missing, they've lived at the Millenary Academy a.k.a. Wonderland's version of Hogwarts. It's quite a tough place to grow up in because emotions are considered to be a crock of shit horrible thing in the academy's environment. Having inherited the greatness of his parents, Dalton already made it to the top. Hatter, however, is just getting started and hoping he can make it past his first term and become a great spy for the Spade faction one day.
Just like at Hogwarts, there are four factions to be placed in. Not by a sorting hat this time (which would've actually been very appropriate for this story if it wouldn't be a complete rip off), but by a couple of ancient caterpillars who can read the past and the future. Sort of.

When Hatter meets his fellow students, the usual types of characters are introduced: the rich bully, the over-achieving female student, and the guy who always gets picked on because of his appearance.

"Because a bully is only as powerful as others allow him to be."

Now when you're thinking, why on earth should I read this book if it's all been done before?! My answer is: because it's still quite original!

Set in the world of Lewis Carroll (did you guys know he was also a mathematician? I didn't!)'s Alice in Wonderland, you know anything can happen basically, and oh boy, was this ever such fine motor oil to get my imagination going. If you take a look at the cover, you can already see this isn't the typical Wonderland story.

There are blades, lots of blades, hats that can turn into blades and sharp boomerangs, swords, nunchucks, axes...almost all infused with magic! The magic system itself is very interesting because most of it comes from silk caterpillar threads. In fact, the entire university is made from those magical threads! And that's where you have to use your imagination to the fullest extent. Which went great for me with everything except for the H.A.T.B.O.X. (Holographic and Transmutative Base of Xtremecombat). It's basically a giant virtual reality box in which you can fight different scenarios to enhance your combat skills. If you would ask me what the box looks like, though, I couldn't for the life of me explain it to you because I couldn't visualise it based on its description.

Two more points of critique are:

1.We're being introduced to a girl named Weaver in the beginning of the book, yet never see her again throughout the rest of the story. What's the point of her being in there apart from the sake of being a potential love interest? Maybe she plays a bigger role in the other books.

2. I get that as this is a Middle-Grade book, the goal was to not turn this into a 500-page epos. However, I wish it would've been a bit longer so we could get to know the characters a bit better, without having to read all the other Hatter Madigan books (there are ones in which he's an adult as well).

TL; DR: This is a colourful, fast-paced, action-packed story with both Fantasy- and Sci-Fi elements in it. A virtual reality machine, a 'ghost' that (in my head) looks like this


, an actual AT-AT scene taking place, and the most spot-on description has already been made by Koeur in his review:
it's Harry Potter on acid. 
I'm giving it four brownies and a firm recommendation for when you're in the mood for some familiar, yet original fantasy.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion!

P.s.- Did you sign up for my blogiversary giveaway yet? It's ending this Friday!

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158 reviews6 followers
May 14, 2016
I have read the Looking Glass Wars before but it was so long ago I barely remember the story. So if you haven't read the Looking Glass Wars series then don't worry because you're still going to enjoy the heck out of this book.

This book started out in a typical fashion with 2 brothers loosing their parents and having to grow up without them. It picks up when they have lived without them for around 10 years and are entering key phases in their lives. The book focuses on one brother specifically, Hatter Madigan. Even though I don't remember a lot of the Looking Glass Wars I do remember that he was one of my favorite characters. This book takes place during his teen years when he's learning how to become a warrior.

The story line in this book is amazing. It doesn't matter is you usually read fantasy books or romance novels, if you enjoy a good story then you will enjoy this one. It has plot twists, hilarious instances, suspenseful moments, and heartwarming events.

I loved the characters in this book even though they were a little cliche. You had the hero, the nerd, the jock (who is also the antagonist), the comic relief. There is no weak characterization. The author gives each character a rich personality without having to specifically state it.

There is no romance in this book which is nice. There are no chapters going on and on about which man she should choose or which girl is the hottest. It was refreshing and appropriate for the characters in the book.

If you have read any of Alex Flinn's books (Beastly, Cloaked, Towering) they are basically a modern retelling of a classic fairy tale. This is not a modern retelling of Alice and Wonderland but a completely different take on Alice and Wonderland and the characters in it. At best it could be called an authors deeper interpretation of Wonderland.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the Looking Glass Wars obviously. I would also recommend this book to people who liked Alex Flinn, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard Heir.
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3,624 reviews44 followers
April 21, 2016
Hatter Madigan has spent his entire life at the Millinery since the death of his parents, but he is just now entering as a student. Hatter wants to fit in, but can't seem to get the hang of sewing or controlling his emotions. His first group of friends are popular boys led by Rhodes who rule the class through intimidation and bullying. When he finally has enough of them, he falls into a group of misfits that includes blind Newton and emotional Astra. He also meets Arlo, who alerts him to the fact that everything is not as it seems at the school. The new HATBOX that combines Imagination and Technology to help with their training is also a depository of stolen souls. The group discovers a plot to implant the souls in the students and take on the Queen of Hearts. None of the adults believe the kids so they are on their own to free the souls and stop the evil plot.

It has been a long time since I read the Looking Glass Wars series, but I have always enjoyed the Wonderland stories. Hatter is such a fascinating character who tries so hard to fit in. He has to resolve his desire to fit in with his conscience and doing what is right. I also really enjoyed getting to know Astra and Newton. This book has a bit of steampunk Harry Potter feel to it with the school and the different class levels. I think this is going to be a fun series for fans of fairy tales, steampunk, magic and fantasy. I did think it was just a bit long and could have been edited down a little. The middle seemed to drag just a bit. But other than that it was very enjoyable.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Baker and Taylor. Thank you!
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1,078 reviews21 followers
April 20, 2016

Publisher: Letter Better Publishing

Publishing Date: April 2016

ISBN: 9780991272921

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4.2/5

Publishers Description: Combat training! Secret society initiations! Self-serving rivals! Welcome to Wonderland’s prestigious Millinery Academy: where those born to protect the queendom train to become spies, assassins, and bodyguards. With all that to contend with, not to mention following in his popular older brother’s footsteps, just getting through Imagination Class seems impossible already.

Review: Quite a few online reviews on this already so I won’t take up too much of your time. Pretty entertaining read. Good character development and a story line with plenty of pace. The world building is a bit confusing as the descriptors lack a bit in explanatory detail but otherwise a great imaginative read.

If you like Harry Potter on acid with a dash of Darth Vader, this books for you.

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686 reviews30 followers
April 18, 2016
I enjoyed Frank Beddor's "Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X." so much more than I thought I would. I am a big fan of originality, so I usually don't like retellings (Or, in this case, a prequel to) that much, but Frank Beddor proves that you can put a new spin to an old tale. I definitely looks forward to reading more of this series. I looked at the author's list and it looks like I already have quite a bit of catching up to do.

This book is well written, engrossing and easy to follow along with. The characters are interesting and the writing flows smoothly. I would recommend this book to fans of the fantasy genre.

I also like the cover artwork. I appreciate the poster that came with my copy of this book; I am going to have to get myself a frame so that I can put it up. My copy of this book was obtained from the Goodreads website and I appreciate the opportunity to read and review this book.
April 19, 2016
If you are looking for something that rings of Hogwarts but is firmly rooted in the Wonderland lore I would recommend this book for you. It is labeled as a Middle grade reader but there is much to satisfy all ages in what I hope will be the first of many books.

See my full review at: http://www.girl-who-reads.com/2016/04...
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134 reviews2 followers
May 15, 2016
I received a free copy of the novel through a goodreads giveaway. This novel is the prequel to the Looking Glass Wars, and while I have never read the series I intend to after reading this novel. I found the plot of the story very interesting and the characters were well thought out and developed. I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels.
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Author 1 book16 followers
February 21, 2016

Well, I'm happy to announce that we've finally reached the point when books for juvenile readers set in magical schools don't feel like cheap, Harry Potter knockoffs. Frank Beddor's Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the Hatbox provides middle grades readers with a balance between J.K. Rowling's fantasy and Beddor's own take on Lewis Carroll's Wonderland. The result is a wholly original little book that will delight anyone looking for light-hearted fantasy.

A prequel to Beddor's Looking Glass Wars, Ghost in the Hatbox follows young Hatter Madigan through his first year at the Millinery Academy. Looking Glass Wars fans will recognize Hatter as the --- adult --- bodyguard assigned to keep Alyss Heart safe. His origin story involves dead parents, a distant and high-achieving older brother, and a healthy dose of moral lessons.

Unlike Rowling's orphaned hero, Hatter doesn't have a strong personality at the outset of Ghost in the Hatbox. He feels honored that the Wellingtons, his Millinery-graduate brother's old group of friends, accept him into their ranks. When Hatter's new "friends" bully the underclassmen --- including those with disabilities and who come from less prestigious families --- he cannot bring himself to stand up to them, at least at first. Imagine if Harry Potter had been friends with Draco Malfoy before finally coming round to Ron and Hermione. Hatter corrects the situation by the middle of the novel, and Beddor does a fine job of showing him struggle to do what is right.

The other striking difference between Beddor's magic-school series and Rowling's is that its protagonist doesn't get into his group of choice. Hatter has his heart set on being a Spade: one of the Millinery's class of spies. When he is instead designated a Heart --- like his brother before him --- he feels slighted, and must negotiate his new classes and disappointments.

Parents looking for a middle grades fantasy series that tackles bullying, inclusivity, and common adolescent feelings would do well to pick up Ghost in the Hatbox for their kids. Beddor's new novel features strong female characters and a realistic protagonist. Although it doesn't answer all of the questions it inevitably raises, Ghost in the Hatbox is set to propel Hatter Madigan to become the new thing in children's literature.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author in exchange for this review.

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615 reviews58 followers
March 4, 2016
I was Lucky enough to be a beta reader for this book.

First of all it was great to get back to the Wonderland that Frank Beddor introduced us to in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy.

The only character from the trilogy was a young Hatter Madigan, here we get to see a different side to the Hatter we all knew has the Queens bodyguard.
This was a a fast paced tale of who Hatter Madigan was and how he became the man who saved Queen Alyss.

This Hatter was not like his older self, he was more emotional, and cared more then his older self, the fact that he didn't want to be a heart makes the story all the better, considering what such a great bodyguard he did become.

The introduction of the HATBOX and what it really was gave the story that little side adventure instead of it just being about Hatter's younger years in the academy.

We see Hatter grow and evolve from bully to the down trodden, who is excepted by those he once bullied. He by the end started to become the Hatter we all know and love.

Not much ch of Wonderland is seen in this novel, it all takes place within the academy.
This was a fun book and very engaging.
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501 reviews12 followers
January 23, 2016
This is a prequel to a Alice in Wonderland retelling ( The Looking Glass Wars) that involves smart, endearing, strong willed children who grow up to fight and defend their land. Even though it is created for a suggested age group of 8 and up, I didn't feel as if it was a middle grade book at all. Anyone with any interest in a world of wonder and imagination or who loves a "fairytale" retelling, would love this book.

The main character, Hatter Madigan, wears his heart on his sleeve. He easily shows his emotions through his expressions and actions. I could also relate to the inner turmoil that Hatter felt while trying to "fit in with the cool crowd" and wanted to be a friend to the other Cadets. Hatter had to learn to trust himself and that is a hard thing for anyone.

This story flowed so smoothly that is was easy to fall into this world. The fact that these "misfit" cadets saved the Academy from demise was wonderful and empowering.

Jump on this bandwagon as soon as you can!

Thank you to the author for allowing me to read this advance copy. I enjoyed it immensely.
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1,768 reviews168 followers
March 15, 2016
**An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

Not a proper review, as this was an ARC.

While I enjoyed reading it, I didn't like it as much as the LGW, though I do think it will go over pretty well with the intended audience. The plot is good, and while the action isn't really action-y, it fits with the setting and ages of the characters. I did very much like the cast of characters, especially our side characters of Newton, Astra, and even West by the end of it all .

Usually I don't like the trope of the young (generally a boy) kid hanging out with the jerk clique, and then coming around to realize that they're better than that, but while I didn't necessarily like it in this case, I didn't mind it too much as it was handled well, especially as Hatter is starting to pull away from the Mean Boys.

I will be around for Book Two to see more of this crew, and more of Wonderland!
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1 review3 followers
January 22, 2016
I got a copy of this book as an ARC. Having read The Looking Glass Wars many years ago, I hoped it would have the same flavor and intricate details that LGW had. I found the plot to be very pleasant and simple.
I know this was written for a younger audience and as I read I thought about what my 9 yr old would think of the story. It's easy to follow with plenty of things to think about as the story progresses. The story feels like a nice mix between Ender's Game and early Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
I really enjoyed the book and was able to read it rather quickly. Can't wait to share it with my kids!
177 reviews6 followers
February 25, 2016
Hatter Madigan begins his MILLINER training as a cadet. As with any coming of age story, there are ups and downs. Hatter wants to be the best, but first must learn to control his emotions. It doesn't help when he stands out among his stoic peers as emotional and prone to outbursts. All he wants is to become a Spade, a spy in the service of her Majesty, but his actions lead him to become a Heart, the bodyguards of the realm. Strange things are happening in the Hatbox, a new training building devised with the uncertain new field of science. Hatter finds himself drawn into these strange events as he strives to excel at the academy.

Fans of Beddor's Looking Glass Wars will enjoy this addition to Hatter Madigan's backstory and fans of stories about young boys who go to schools to learn to use their special abilities will enjoy this story too.
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Author 3 books1 follower
October 30, 2015
I just had the chance to beta read this, and it was fantastic! Hatter Madigan was one of the most compelling characters from The Looking Glass Wars trilogy, but he was also something of an enigma. Where did he come from? How did he become so epic? Why is his hat so freaking cool?

It was fun to see a different side of Wonderland, while getting to know so much more about the early life of one of Wonderland's most epic heroes.

If you loved Looking Glass Wars, you'll love this. Definitely add this one to your to-read lists :)
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1,545 reviews39 followers
March 21, 2016
Full review here: https://t.co/SyZ3W2DaNf

This series debut is ideal for middle school readers or as an addition for fans of the other books. The story is fast paced and creative and adds just enough of Carroll's classic to delve into an exciting reimagining of the original. The Mad Hatter as a highly trained and lethal bodyguard/spy who wields his hat as a weapon by the power of imagination is just too cool! I love all the other Wonderland references as well as the heirarchy of the card suits and their specializations.
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1,844 reviews
March 7, 2016
One of my book boyfriends in his younger days, taking on the academy in his brother's shadow. The value and power of threads - for some disturbing reason - made me think of Kill la Kill - sorry. Fans of Clare and Black's Magisterium series will love this, and I can't wait to see what further adventures await my Hatter.
22 reviews
December 4, 2015
This was an ARC, so I'm not going to post any actual review here. I will say, however, that I am excited about this new series.
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1 review1 follower
March 18, 2016
To those who have read author Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars novels or Hatter M, Volume 1: The Looking Glass Wars comic books, Hatter Madigan is one of the most familiar characters in both series. He is the royal bodyguard to two Queens, traveler through the Pool of Tears, a warrior with few peers in this alternate version of Wonderland. The Hatter Madigan one meets in Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the Hatbox is a far cry from the Hatter any fan of the series knows and loves but, and I strongly stress this, that is not necessarily a bad thing.

The Hatter Madigan one meets at the beginning of this novel is an insecure, young thirteen year old who's grown up as an orphan in the kitchens of the Millinery Academy after the disappearance of his parents and in the shadow of his elder brother, Dalton. He was never trained to control his emotions nor does he know many of the basic skills, aside from combat thanks to Dalton, that many of peers have learned from their Milliner families. All his has left of his parents is his father's old, worn hat. He wants to fit in and tries his best to do so, giving in to the peer pressure of his more "famous" classmates (a group collectively known as "the Wellingtons") and at the expense of those that are seen as "less popular," including one classmate who is physically handicapped. Hatter knows his actions are wrong but he is so desperate to fit in that he gives in to the bigger, stronger personalities of his peers, keeping his opinions to himself.

Once he does gain enough confidence to stand against these bullies, after an incident involving a Tender with whom Hatter sympathizes with as he'd grown up among Tenders, Hatter finds himself on the opposite end as a target for the Academy's bullies. It is then that Hatter must learn how to make friends on his own, which he accomplishes after a time, and the importance of standing up for himself and his new group of friends. These lessons--- about peer pressure and bullying ---are particularly resonant given the many high profile stories that exist about the issues stemming from these two problems. It was nice to see the growth and evolution of a character, incomplete as it was since this is just the first book in the series, who we all know will eventually become protector of Wonderland.

While Hatter longs for acceptance from his peers, he also wishes to forge his own path and step out of his brother Dalton's shadow. As Dalton was "streamed" into the Hearts suit, Hatter wishes to become a Spade...the Wonderland equivalent of a spy. However, he, like his brother before him, is "streamed" into the Hearts suit. Two of his classmates become Spades and he must not only deal with his jealousy of their getting "his position" but with new classes that force him into positions he had not mentally prepared himself to deal with. Herein one can find another important lesson: the future is not always what one hopes it will be. Navigating the twists and turns that life throws at us, be they in the form of new classes or learning a new place in the world, is something individuals of all ages can relate to.

The setting itself, the Millinery Academy and the titular HATBOX, are characters in and of themselves. We follow Hatter and his changing group of friends through various classrooms--- each well described in both form, function, and usage ---into the bowels of the HATBOX, the holographic training space young Milliners go to hone their combat skills. It is within the confines of the HATBOX that Hatter first meets the ghosts mentioned in the title of the novel. With these ghosts, Hatter, acting as guide for the reader, ventures through the "seams" in the school, passages hidden to take individuals to and from locations in a more expedient way than just simply walking there. These "seams" add an element of mystery to the school and allow Hatter to show off some of his knowledge of the Academy to his friends as they try to solve the mystery of the ghosts that exist in the HATBOX.

On a whole, I found this novel both engaging and very well written. The pacing was slow at some points but they allowed for a lull in the action and helped to create the suspense surrounding the next confrontation or action sequence. The nature of the book, the way it was written and the characters designed, make the series accessible to those who have not yet read The Looking Glass Wars series or the Hatter M, Volume 1: The Looking Glass Wars comic books. Given the alternate version of Wonderland, where Hatters don't drink tea and with sleepy dormice, displayed in the story, the book is also accessible to young boys who are looking for a more action orientated series and not just young girls, though, there are plenty of strong female characters for them to look up to.

Personally, I cannot wait to see where this story goes and how the young Hatter, who wears his heart on his sleeve, becomes the stoic bodyguard in The Looking Glass Wars series. It will be very interesting to read about the evolution of Hatter Madigan and find out what happens to his friends in the years at the Millinery Academy.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for this review and I thank the author for allowing me the chance to read and review this novel before it's release.
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24 reviews
June 26, 2021
I loved this book so much!!! I previously read all three books in the Looking Glass Wars series and loved them. When I saw the Hatter Madigan had an origin story I just had to read it. Even if you haven't read any of the Looking Glass Wars you will like the book, it is easy to catch on to what is happening and it is fast paced so I never found myself bored with it. I loved Hatter's growth as well as the other characters. This is probably the third or fourth series I have read that is a spin off of alice in wonderland and it is probably the easiest to understand what is going on because it is set in an academy and doesn't rely on the reader having any previous knowledge of alice in wonderland.
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354 reviews5 followers
August 3, 2019
Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X. Was a really a cute book about a orphaned teenager Hatter Madigan who has just entered Wonderlands’s Millinery Academy. Hatter Madigan is the teenager who will grow up to be the main character in the Looking Glass Wars. Hatter is now training to protect the queendom. They are to become spies, assassins, and bodyguards. They must deal with school bullies, swords play, scheming adults, arsenal cubes, soulless rebel plotters, and blade chasers. Hatter must compete to show that he is good enough crack the mystery the ghosts at the Academy. He must stop the Hatbox and its ability to posse the bodies of the cadets. It is fun to read.
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3 reviews
April 6, 2022
A thrilling prequel to the Looking Glass Wars. Though it is set in the same world, Frank Beddor doesn't take what was in The Looking Glass Wars and thus does not rehash why it happened. It is brilliant that Frank Beddor chose Hatter Madigan (an already mysterious and methodological character) to help create a different storyline. He also makes it easier to understand Hatter Madigan's motivation while still creating an engaging, thought-provoking experience for the reader.
Lovers of Unwanteds and The Accidental Hero will likely enjoy.
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632 reviews1 follower
September 12, 2017
This is a prequel to Alice in Wonderland, which tells the story of the soldiers getting the training needed to protect Wonderland. It's perfect for lovers of fantasy. Reminds me some of Harry Potter since the children are placed in the different suites of cards, which is their training group. There's lots of adventure in this first book.
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8 reviews3 followers
August 27, 2019
i never thought i'd like this book for some reason, but am more than happy to be proved wrong.. It's amazing especially since am in love with Wonderland and The Hatter. It is waay different that Lewis Carroll's original tale obviously and that's why i love it... Anyways it discusses important topics such as bullying and friendships the good and the bad ... Can't wait for the sequel
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936 reviews
September 6, 2018
I thought this book was good-- an interesting take on the idea of wonderland-- I haven't read the Looking glass wars but I thought this was a really good book. I received this book from goodreads giveaway for an honest review.
25 reviews
July 30, 2017
A great new view on the story of Alice in Wonderland. Can't wait for the next book!
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