Lizzie Hearts is the Princess of Hearts. She goes to Ever After High, but she is finding it hard to fit in. She tries to emulate her mother’s behaviour, but it is very difficult being the daughter of the Queen of Hearts from Wonderland.
Lizzie has also noticed that there is something strange happening at Ever After High. Raven Queen has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends. This is because she does not want to follow the same fairytale destiny as her parents – if she does, she will be evil. But other students are following her. This rebellion, and the breaking of the magic mirror has woken up the Jabberwock and it is going to attack Ever After High. To make matters worse, the school is threatened not only by the Jabberwock, but also by a strange magic that turns everything upside down. Can Lizzie Hearts overcome her own identity issues, and help her fellow students? First she must learn the meaning of true friendship.
This is the third book in the Ever After High series. At first, it is a little complicated to read as a stand-alone title because of the plethora of characters and references to certain events prior to this story; however, Shannon Hale is, as always, a very good writer and a consummate story-teller. Her clever and fast-paced writing make it easy to get caught up in the exciting events and to empathise with the strong female characters, including Madeline Hatter (the Mad Hatter’s daughter), Cedar (the next Pinocchio), and Apple White (Snow White’s daughter).