Actually, more in the range of 3.5* but that is being picky.
I enjoyed this book. I liked the idea of it going in and thought the author delivered a great product. I do know that this is a series so I was anticipating that some of the story lines wouldn't be fully fleshed out. I was happy to find that most were, unlike some books that treat a series as an excuse to never answer any questions.
I likes the characters here and, especially the little twists to what we thought we knew and that the Lewis Carroll version was tied in a little. I do think that Redd could have been explored a bit more and less time spent on Alyss while she was on Earth. But maybe that will pay dividends in the rest of the series.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series and, hopefully, diving further into some of the side characters.