|Though written for a younger audience, it was an enjoyable read and I will find time to read the others in this series. It nicely played off of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Playing on words and idea twists gave a familiar story a new view. The Hatter is not mad, but a brilliant fighter. This Alyss, where in wonderland her imagination can create things from nothing, sparked the book in "our" world. The cat is part machine, part imagination, but all dangerous. Many parts could have been expanded or described more, but again it is designed for young adults.