Saturday, January 11, 2014

Unhinged by A G Howard

What if Alice in Wonderland was real?  What if you were chosen to be the new queen there?  What if you escaped?

Amulet Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It was published January 7th, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

This is part of the Splintered Series.  I didn't read the first book but this book can be read as a stand-alone.  What I did do was fall in love with the bad guy.  Look at that cover; how could you tell him no?

As always in the world of fantasy, you can't believe anything the characters tell you.  They all have their own agendas and are watching out for themselves, not you.  All Alyssa wants to do is graduate and then move on the art school in London.  Unfortunately, Wonderland wasn't done with her yet.

Jeb doesn't remember the past, Alyssa has protected her family from Wonderland and its effects and she's trying to survive and live a normal life.  That's not working out so well.

Add a rabid rabbit, monsters, a vengeful queen, and Morpheus and you have a real mess.  It's even threatening the Senior Prom.  Can she save the students?

The story flows well, there's lot of action, Alyssa is torn between Jeb and Morpheus, and she never wants to return to Neverland.

The ending left me sitting here with my mouth open; how could the author do that???  Now I have no choice except to read the next book in the series.  This ending is an awful cliff hanger.  I feel bad for Alyssa.  And I'd be glad to take Morpheus off her hands and let her keep Jeb.

Happy reading.

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