So, before I start this, I’m going to link my review of the first novel of this series, Splintered. I’m linking it because this is going to be another spoiler free review, and a lot of what I feel about this book is that it’s one of those middle things that is going to lead to a fantastic, amazing, epic third novel.
That isn’t to say that this has the middle book syndrome. When I say middle book, I mean like the delicious white stuff in the middle of an Oreo. It was a wonderful book! I’ve seen a lot of people who seem to dislike the fact that Alyssa’s character seemed to have taken two steps back. You know what, I’ll give them that… but I think that it was intentional and inspired – it’s going to make her changes in the third book all the more evident. Also, the fact that she’s taken a step back, is afraid, is indecisive… makes a lot of sense. She just came out of Wonderland, out of a traumatic situation, and everything she knows is changing, is threatening to be ripped away… not to mention the teenage drama that all teenagers deal with.
Okay, let’s try to get a brief little intro/synopsis for this book though, spoiler free.
A year after her travels in Wonderland, Alyssa has chosen to remain in the mortal world with her mortal boyfriend, Jeb. However, when she learns from her childhood friend, mentor and possible love interest Morpheus that Wonderland is in trouble… what will she do? Refusing to help only leads to a world that she thought she had escaped from coming into her human life in a big way…
There, nice, short and to the point. Gyah, this book is fantastic.
I do miss the characters of Wonderland, I will give people that. But I still loved seeing this side of the world… and seeing Morpheus in this world.
Oh. My. God. Morpheus, marry me now.
A.G. Howard, you did such an amazing job. So much thought, depth, emotion and feeling was put into this character that I’m honestly latched on. He’s amazingly developed, layered, complex, evolving… and just astounding.
Honestly, the entire plot let up to a wonderfully frustrating cliffhanger that is going to kill me until 2015. I cannot wait for the third book. And aauuughhh, some of the little twists and snippets… oh, say GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE *squeals* in here… amazing. Astounding. Need. More.
The novel has the same kind of language, beautifully crafted… and even though it does move a little slower than the first (what with being in the real world and not getting changed by zombie flowers and all), I think that it was perfect, astounding… amazing. Wonderful. What are you waiting for? Why aren’t you reading this? You already read Splintered because I demanded it of you, didn’t you? Because I told you how awesome it was? Well, read Unhinged!!! Do it! It’s wonderful.
10/10! Honestly, this is one of my new favorite series, and will be the first books that I have discussions over when I start vlogging. Somehow… somehow I will obtain an ARC copy of Ensnared… >_> And then if the love triangle ends with Alyssa and Jeb, I will have a huge sob fest. xD The end.
OH! And can I PS on how freaking GORGEOUS this book is without its dust jacket. *Squeals* Over and out now for probably one of the most chaotic, fangirling and yet honest reviews without spoilers that I could give!
Until Next Time, keep reading and writing.
Author Amanda McCormick