Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Review: Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Title: Unhinged
Author: A.G. Howard
Series: Splintered, book #2
Publisher: Amulet
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Source: gifted
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of.

That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.

As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.

Hi all, your fateful netherling guide is back * he twirls around in a sickly green mist and reappears in a gothic attire resembling to a tattered rag clown * Did y'all miss me , heh?
A lot happened in Splintered . Yesiree bob , a lot, a lot. Stuff happened and we were acquainted with lovely mad creatures and quite few will be present on todays trip* toot toot*
So what has happened to Morpheus * cat scratch *, Jeb*swoon* and Allysa . Let's take a look.

The plot: we were rather soon head first in wonderland in the previous book but don't expect that in this book. Character growth, motive and secrets are more important in the sequel . Some people found some parts dragging and were bored , so it is better seeing the sequel as a whole other book. A different book but still the same .(my first attempt was difficult for this reason but after I figured this out I liked it more at my second try ) There are still enough maddening wonderland madness in unhinged for those that are wondering. I have re read Alice in wonderland and trough the looking glass months before I picked up unhinged and I I feel like that more of the looking class is incorporated in the sequel. More of wonderland was used for it's predecessor ( is that the right term , O well ). Maybe to avoid repetition. I don't know. Splintered had a nice rounded up ending and I asked me self how Miss. Howard would continue the story . I can quite surely say I'm not disappointed.

Ok ,that's enough reviewer. Let's talk about the characters ect ect . It is quite hard being a half half . Don't you all agree. Hihihihi hahahahahahaha ( the human and other half constantly butting against each other)

We have more chessie . I'm referring to the Cheshire Cat for all that don't know who that is He's far more prominent in unhinged. A happy Cheshire grin from me. I love how he interacted with Morpheus, Allysa and other characters

Ok now onto The Boys. I'm undecided on what team I'm on at the moment. Both had heartfelt moments with Allysa and also did some or had some dastardly moments. I will not go in to detail but boys. You . $&$@!? I know it is not completely there fault but still . I want them to be both happy. Now sedge way into the romance triangle part, it was fine but not my favorite part of the book. I liked it more in Splintered because the good and the bad boy were recognizable but in unhinged both qualities intermingled. That is good in away because people are not one thing.* the naughty streak comes out * will any of you write Morpheus /Jeb slash . The ship name could be Jebpheus . If any of you does it , gimme a tweet will ya * giggle*

Now onto Queen Allysa . I can imagine the stress of keeping parts hidden from society but she was selfish at moments. I still liked her but even more so when the secrets were revealed, how she acted when they were revealed and how she did not fall apart after the incidents in the end. Any toot else Where toot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So we are coming to an end. This review is shorter for obvious reasons: Spoilers. I hope you all liked this review and comment away away away ( echoing ) I hope to see more character growth, more madness in Ensnared. And hopefully they will be alive, it is okay that they will be more than a little scarred but they need a pulse when I'm at the end. The title is ensnared and I'm anxious to see how it continues. I love youuuuuuuuuuuuu.Tooot, Toooot , Tooot ! ( you will know what I'm referring to when you're finished with unhinged )


  1. I was one of those people who found the lack of Wonderland disorienting and disengaging, but I'm glad that you enjoyed the plot despite that issue. I definitely agree that Unhinged was geared more towards the character development of Alyssa, Jeb, and Morpheus, but I agree with you about how Alyssa could be annoying at certain times. I hope you love Ensnared when it releases, and I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

  2. I had a hard time getting into this, but I might give it another try later on once the series is complete, as I did really love the first book. I can imagine how there might be less of a distinction between the 'good' and 'bad' love interest, though I really wish there wasn't a love triangle. Still, I hope you enjoyed Ensnared. I look forward to your thoughts on that one. :)

  3. This is one of the few books I didn't mind the triangle. Otherwise I usually hate it. I'm hoping for more growth from Alyssa but I still enjoyed my time here. I'm with you... I liked that there was more Chessie. Hopefully he will be in the next book too.

  4. Nice to see you're enjoying this series. I have yet to pick it up but it seems popular. :)

  5. I haven't read Splintered yet, but I really want to and these covers are gorgeous! It's so great to see how into it you are :)

  6. I liked Morpheus so much more in Unhinged. I'm definitely torn between him and Jem! I'm excited to see what will happen in the final book :)

  7. First off the covers of these books are so beautiful! And I've heard nothing but great things about the story inside as well! I like that your review revolves mostly around the characters, it's interesting. Thank you for your review!!


  8. I didn't love the first enough to tread this sequel but it sounds like fans are really enjoying it! :)

  9. This one seems to be one that is tearing readers up on what guy to like. I wasn't a fan of the first one so I don't have this one on my TBR but it's great to see that people are loving it so much. Also, yay for the Cheshire Cat being in this one much more, I imagine that leads to some funny scenes!

  10. I love this cover but I'm so anti-love triangle that I don't think it's for me. Maybe when the series is all wrapped up and I don't need to wait a year in between.

  11. The cover of this book is so beautiful! I would read it but I really don't like love triangles. And I don't want to be torn between two guys - I get really really affected. Glad you enjoyed it though! :)

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

  12. Awesome review Roro, of course Splintered is on my wishlist and now Unhinged..you have me all kinds of curious and I so love the sound of the Cheshire Cat :)

  13. I'm not sure that this series is my cup of tea.. I also absolutely dislike the covers! Anyhow, great review! Glad you were able to enjoy it overall!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  14. Yeah, nice to see you back on the blog. I loved this, but not quite as much as the first. I am annoyed about the love triangle, but I love all the wonderland stuff! Drat! A cliffie!

  15. Glad you loved this one! I still might try book 3.

    Lovely review! <33

  16. Love this fabulous review! I'm so excited to start this series -- the covers are absolutely beautiful, and I can already tell I'm going to love visiting this world. Really good to "see" you on the blog today! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by <3

  17. Great review :) I'm glad you mostly enjoyed it. I actually kind of hated this book :\ Which makes me sad. Sigh. But I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog a while ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  18. I love this cover and can't wait to read this one! Excellent review. :)



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