Title: Unhinged (Splintered #2)
Author: A.G. Howard
Genre: YA Retelling
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: Jan. 06, 2015
“Little blossom trapped in between, wearing malice like a queen;
hide the truth, be cruel and tart,
still all the more, you rule my heart.”
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.
I absolutely LOVE this series and wish it would never end. Honestly, there could be 30+ books in this series and I would read them all. This Gothic version of Alice in Wonderland is even better than the original to me. I hate the love triangle though (hence the lack of star), in my opinion Alyssa and Morpheus is SO much better than Alyssa and Jeb. Howard has amazing writing styles and the imagination she chucked into these marvelous books make them all the better.