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!READ BOOK ♅ The Other Alice ☲ What happens when a tale with real magic, that was supposed to be finished, never was This is a story about one of those stories Midge loves riddles, his cat, Twitch, and most of all stories Especially because he s grown up being read to by his sister Alice, a brilliant writerWhen Alice goes missing and a talking cat turns up in her bedroom, Midge searches Alice s stories for a clue Soon he discovers that her secret book, The Museum of Unfinished Stories, is much than just a story In fact, he finds two of its characters wandering around townBut every tale has its villains and with them leaping off the page, Midge, Gypsy and Piper must use all their wits and cunning to work out how the story ends and find Alice If they fail, a sinister finale threatens them all A rich and twisting tale of magic, riddles and talking cats, from a classic author Balancing the Load that was supposed to be finished Most Likely To... never was This is a story about one of those stories Midge loves riddles Blind (Lorelei Bluffs Book 3) his cat The Counterfeiter-Catching Cat (Beatrice Young Cat Mystery Twitch Gordo & the Gringo and most of all stories Especially because he s grown up being read to by his sister Alice Selendang Pelangi a brilliant writerWhen Alice goes missing and a talking cat turns up in her bedroom Dünyanın Üç Yüzü Midge searches Alice s stories for a clue Soon he discovers that her secret book Maniilaq The Museum of Unfinished Stories Secret Admirer is much than just a story In fact The Penguin Pool Murder (Hildegarde Withers he finds two of its characters wandering around townBut every tale has its villains and with them leaping off the page Confessions Of A Not-So-Dead Libido Midge Ash to Embers (Courting Shadows, Gypsy and Piper must use all their wits and cunning to work out how the story ends and find Alice If they fail The Art and Science of Mindfulness a sinister finale threatens them all A rich and twisting tale of magic Sanctuary riddles and talking cats J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World : A Pop-Up Gallery of Curiosities from a classic author I was sent an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.The Other Alice is a book aimed at children aged 9 and upwards, however I am a big kid at heart so thought I would have a read before I gave it to my eldest girls to look at.Filled with magic, mystery and a cast of characters that are highly entertaining, this story is definitely one to keep you turning the pages.A clever concept as it is a book within a book, except there is an added twist, this second book has come to life, well i I was sent an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.The Other Alice is a book aimed at children aged 9 and upwards, however I am a big kid at heart so thought I would have a read before I gave it to my eldest girls to look at.Filled with magic, mystery and a cast of characters that are highly entertaining, this story is definitely one to keep you turning the pages.A clever concept as it is a book within a book, except there is an added twist, this second book has come to life, well its characters have anyway Young Alice has been having trouble ending her first real novel but a curse passed down from her father has caused very strange things to occur so when Alice goes missing her little brother Midge isthan concerned.We are taken on a Journey with him along with his new found friends Tabitha the talking cat , Piper and Gypsy to not only find his sister but to discover a way of finishing the tale the Alice has created.The adventure is fast paced and filled with riddles that I m not sure I could have answered without their help I wasthan intrigued and if anything I m left hoping that perhaps these characters could be seen in another story.Wonderfully imaginative, it is a story that is going to leave you spellbound Read this for school s book club and to see if would be ok for my daughter I loved it it kept me gripped all the way through A bit derivative this was similar to Inkheart but then I loved Inkheart so I didn t mind it Will definitely be recommending this to the group Enjoyed that A great story about stories A touch of sorcery mixed with a generous dollop of old wives tales and fairy tales I enjoyed its adventures, even the dark chinks in the cloth of tales Just a tiny thing niggled at me, I was sorry that it s cover made it appealing to girls as it s hero was a boy Just a very small grumble and only expressed as I thought it limits its audience. This book takes us in a new world of fairytales with action, twisted plot and charming characters We are caught in the swirl of adventure, always willing to know what happens next Even if some parts of the story seems to be a little too obvious, the author surprises us many times whitout letting us the time to get bored. I believe this is suppose to be loosely based off of Alice In Wonderland But to me it felt like a mix of a bunch of Disney fairytales Like Alice obviously , The Little Mermaid andthan anything, Sleeping Beauty The villain especially gave me strong Malificent vibes I also adored the cat She was my favorite character Very sassy, lazy, curious and a know it all typical cat Besides, who doesn t love talking cats in books She really added a lot to the story for me.Anyway, I found the I believe this is suppose to be loosely based off of Alice In Wonderland But to me it felt like a mix of a bunch of Disney fairytales Like Alice obviously , The Little Mermaid andthan anything, Sleeping Beauty The villain especially gave me strong Malificent vibes I also adored the cat She was my favorite character Very sassy, lazy, curious and a know it all typical cat Besides, who doesn t love talking cats in books She really added a lot to the story for me.Anyway, I found the story to be fun and easy to read I really enjoyed the characters and the plot I was even impressed with the writing This book just wasn t the greatest thing I ve ever read And I think part of that may be partially my fault I was comparing it to the authors other works And I definitely prefer her other books as opposed to this one But it s still a fun read and I would recommend I am planning on re reading this many, many times Michelle Harrison did such a amazing job that I couldn t believe it If she ever comes out with a sequel to it, I would definitely read it This book is so inspiring andmagical I was not prepared for the twists that took place, and it s something I feel should have a place at as many libraries as possible Keep on reading,Wisp Michelle has a history of writing books that are full of twists and turns, with a sprinkle of magic This was no different There are twists, turns, spirals and loop the loops The Other Alice is a book for story lovers, with its nods to traditional tales and writers If you know that all stories have a bit of magic in them, a mind of their own even, then this is the book for you. I was hooked from the first page, and The Other Alice never let me go.Oh how long has it been since a fantasy novel enchanted me Made me want to start writing fantasy myself again The Other Alice has the characters from fiction books come to life in the real world premise that s rarely been done well, in my experience Oh my goddesses, Michelle Harrison s expertly planned out and wonderful children s book did it justice so, so well I didn t like 13 Treasures , but The Other Alice dro I was hooked from the first page, and The Other Alice never let me go.Oh how long has it been since a fantasy novel enchanted me Made me want to start writing fantasy myself again The Other Alice has the characters from fiction books come to life in the real world premise that s rarely been done well, in my experience Oh my goddesses, Michelle Harrison s expertly planned out and wonderful children s book did it justice so, so well I didn t like 13 Treasures , but The Other Alice drove the skeptic out of me Harrison can execute her ideas in a way that s not just clever in writing, but which succeeds in making me care about the characters and the perils they are in.Here, the idea is about the unfinished stories of the world, and what happens if the characters of those stories want their ending, and demand it of their writer who s abandoned them or is suffering from writer s block Or if the characters want to write their own destinies, uncontrolled by an author, who is like their god, planning their whole existence The Neverending Story is one of my favourites, and The Other Alice reminded me of it, in that it really pulled me into the fantastical, atmospheric, storytelling meta based world the author created exploring narratives, themes, character archetypes and plot devices typical of the fantasy genre Dolls, talking cat familiars, fairy tale imagery, libraries, and the power of imagination, reading and writing The Other Alice is abundant with these magical gifts and.The Inkworld books really set the stage for the concept of bringing fictional characters to life and seeing how they live in reality pretty exciting stuff, and full of story and character potential I mean, who wouldn t want to actually meet their favourite characters, or the characters they created themselves But on the other hand, what happens when the villains of a story come to life as well In fact, how would any character react and feel when they realise they are not real, just figments of someone else s imagination put on paper in ink A fun wish fulfillment premise can easily turn dangerous This plot can be deconstructed in so many different ways, and explored so thoroughly there are no limitations In my opinion, The Other Alice achieves all of this beautifully, making up for the setbacks of the Inkworld series, where a great idea cannot hide other flaws such as dry and unlikable characters.Another,recent novel with a similar concept is The Untold Tale by J M Frey But this time it s in reverse Where a contemporary reader and fan of a fantasy book series is transported into that same world The book intends to bring light to and deconstruct the problematic tropes of the fantasy genre, by contrasting them with real life subjects and issues I was loving and praising it at first However, the ending of The Untold Tale the last 90 pages completely botches everything it had been trying to do, and is an utter insult which makes me angrier theI think about it All that hype, all that promise needless to say, I was heartbroken Thankfully, The Other Alice didn t disappoint me, even as I was expecting it to towards its end I grewfascinated as I read it, but I kept my guard up, staying cautious, and was careful not to pass judgement until I had finished it And while the ending is rather rushed burnt out by its substantial build up to great potential the charm is never lost.I could go on until twilight talking about the characters such as the ardent, brilliant teenage writer Alice Silver who possesses unlimited bouts of imagination her eleven year old brother Midge who is the narrator of the book and with whom Alice shares her stories Tabitha the sarcastic, lazy, tea loving talking black cat and the deliciously evil serial killer Dorothy Grimes, created from Alice s worst fears obsessively writing and no longer being able to differentiate fiction and reality any Another thing to adore about The Other Alice is it doesn t talk down to its readers Aside from the darker elements, the narrative structure is complex and multi layered, like when it s telling stories within a story, containing a variety of themes concerning free will, wish fulfillment, how much we can really know a person and their mentality, one s place in existence, and family I can picture The Other Alice being adapted for the big screen A children s fantasy film layering in psychological components, set pieces and subtexts, with thrilling action sequences and emotional, human touches throughout.I only wish it could have been longer so that it goes further with its ideas it could in a movie , instead we get a slow build up and an abrupt ending But that isn t necessarily a bad thing, for it demonstrates how no story truly ends, as long as we keep reading them and connecting to the characters in their external and internal journeys, spiritually The Other Alice , if nothing else, taught me to keep on reading and writing The imagination is a powerful tool, exciting and important and inspirational, or dangerous, depending on how it is used Right up there on the bookshelf with Harry Potter , The Neverending Story and Daughter of Smoke and Bone , this other story about an Alice character is what I read fantasy for It is what I read books for.Enchanting.Final Score 4 5 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So I really wanted to like this book as I loved the authors 13 treasures series.This book really fell apart for me with the magic aspect Too many things were explained as just magic without a plausible explanation It was if magic was used as a way to explain something the author couldn t come up with a better explanation for Example It was too quick and easy to say that Gypsy all the sudden had the ability to speak just because she had put someone else clothes on very convenient to give So I really wanted to like this book as I loved the authors 13 treasures series.This book really fell apart for me with the magic aspect Too many things were explained as just magic without a plausible explanation It was if magic was used as a way to explain something the author couldn t come up with a better explanation for Example It was too quick and easy to say that Gypsy all the sudden had the ability to speak just because she had put someone else clothes on very convenient to give this character back her voice in the last portion of the book then have to find ways for her to communicate And the explanation of how Tabitha and Dolly switched bodies was too easily dismissed as magic Also half way through all the sudden its noted that Dolly and Dorothy are different people what did I miss The whole time I assumed they were the same person, which turns out I was right Very confusing and poorly executed Aside from some confusing aspects and the convenient magic I just never really connected to the characters If it weren t for the back of the book stating that Midge was a boy I would ve assumed the character was female All in all I can t recommend this book, it was an interesting concept that just wasn t well flushed out in my opinion But I will continue to readfrom this author as I think her writing is clean and she does creepy really well which I find intriguing when used in middle grade books