This is hardly one of those obscure pieces that I'm blurbing about, for your surprise edification, but I thought I'd say a few words about The Looking Glass Wars.
This draws on the history of Alice in Wonderland, and it's creation, rather than just reinterpreting the story. The premise being that Alice Liddell, the inspiration behind Wonderland's Alice, really was Princess Alyss, from Wonderland, and had been chased out when her Aunt took the crown. Trapped in our world, she is mocked for her believe in another world, until she finds the way back and returns to reclaim her throne.
I did enjoy this book, although I found the pacing to be a little slow. Things that I would have liked to know more about (her time in our world, possible ways that things crossed over) were sometimes skimmed over. Some of Alyss's "Woe is me" moments seemed to drag on a bit. I wouldn't call it perfect, but it was an interesting invention, drawing both from our world and Wonderland.
There are two sequels now, which are somewhere in the midst of my t0-be-read list. (It's a really, really, REALLY big list.)