Amazing Read- UNHINGED by AG Howard

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.
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This book was AWESOME. Even better than Book 1, SPLINTERED, which was totally mind-trippy and very Tim Burton-esque.

Unhinged starts several months after Alyssa and Jeb have escaped Wonderland. Everything seems like it's back to normal...Alyssa's family is happy again, and she's got her boyfriend. She doesn't mind the whispering of the bugs anymore, because she knows she's not crazy.

But then Wonderland starts creeping into the real world, and things get trippy all over again.
I love the way AG Howard mixes two worlds into one. She's got an incredible gift for imagery, and she has quite the imagination! (Tim Burton should hire her on to help with set designs and costumes and stuff...just sayin!)

I was sort of Team Jeb in book one...but in book 2, he made me really mad. It wasn't his fault, and that's why I kept reading--I wanted to know what the crap was going on with him. There's Wonderland forces at work behind it all, and Alyssa desperately wants to save him, her world...herself

In UNHINGED, Morpheus became my guy. The dude is sexy as can be, for a moth/man/thing. This time, we get to see a few softer moments with Morpheus...a sexy kissing scene...and we discover that Alyssa and Morpheus' relationship goes far deeper than they both thought.
Overall, I loved this book! It was fun, fast-paced, and the entire time, you have no idea who the villain really is, or who you're rooting for. Not to mention, THE ENDING. You guys, this ending killed me. It's a great ending, a perfect ending....but OMG. #ugh. I can't wait for book 3, ENSNARED, to come out in 2015! So far away! SOBS.
Buy your copy! And check out book 1, SPLINTERED, if you haven't already!


  1. Ooooh, great review!! I'm also Team Jeb but now I'm wondering if that'll change once I read Unhinged... I preordered it a while ago and can't wait till it arrives home!!

  2. Something has died in me. Sexy kissing scene with Morpheus. I'm totally there. *swoon* I need this book.

  3. I''m so excited for this book! One the covers are absolutely amazing and I want them all on my shelves. And two, the story is awesome, Howard definitely has a way with bringing these two crazy worlds together. I can't wait for more of these characters!