Monday, 9 December 2013

(ARC) Book Review (284): Unhinged (Splintered #2) - A.G Howard

Unhinged (Splintered #2)

Publication: 7th January 2014
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 400
Genre: Fantasy/Fairy-Tale Retellings
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
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.
My Thoughts.
Unhinged is the second book in the Splintered series by A.G Howard.

Wowza! What an ending, what a way to have people desperate to get their hands on the next book,  I will be desperately awaiting the next instalment, it's killing to be left hanging like this!

There were so many shocks and revelations in Unhinged, none so much as a certain vision of a future event, not what I was expecting at all, we learn Allysa's Mom's secrets that she has kept hidden, as well as a shock revelation regarding her Dad as well.

Then we have the 'love-triangle' involving Alyssa, Jeb and Morpheus, even after this book I still can't pick out of the two guys which one I hope that Alyssa will end up with, I'm hoping that this means that when it comes time for the final decision I'll be quite happy.

I can't say too much without spoiling the story but Alyssa is back from Wonderland, her Mom is back home and she is dating Jeb, unfortunately Wonderland is in trouble all thanks too a certain someone who has escaped and is wreaking havoc and of course the only person who can help fix the problem is Alyssa along with Morpheus who may or may not be helping whilst maybe keeping her best interests at heart.

Wonderland starts to encroach upon her mortal life with someone making their way into her world  for revenge, will Allysa be able to figure out who it is and what it is exactly that they want before it's too late?

I loved this so much more than the first book Splintered, this series seems to get better with each release, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!

A.G Howard has created such an amazingly, fantastic series with extremely appealing characters and an incredibly well thought out and written storyline that will have you craving for each and every new instalment.

Highly recommended!

I give this 5/5 stars.

Anita Grace Howard lives in the Texas panhandle, and is most at home weaving the melancholy and macabre into settings and scenes, twisting the expected into the unexpected. She’s inspired by all things flawed, utilizing the complex loveliness of human conditions and raw emotions to give her characters life, then turning their world upside down so the reader’s blood will race.

Married and mother of two teens (as well as surrogate mom to two Labrador retrievers), Anita divides her days between spending time with her family and plodding along or plotting on her next book.

When she’s not writing, Anita enjoys rollerblading, biking, snow skiing, gardening, and family vacations that at any given time might include an impromptu side trip to an 18th century graveyard or a condemned schoolhouse for photo ops.
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1 comment:

  1. I'm soooooo jealous that you were able to get your hands on this book! I can't wait to read it! I loved the first and am so excited to read this one. Your review made me even more excited. Thanks for the awesome review!
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