Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school.That would be easier... show more
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school.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.Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard’s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll’s classic.
Publish date: January 7th 2014
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Splintered (#2)
2.5 *... This one took a bit to get through. The first one had great world building and really made me "see" Wonderland and everything else. This one? Not so much.
This review can also be found at LostBetweenThePages & Goodreads. "All I have to do is set the power free. Escape the chains of humanity, let madness be my guide. If I forget everything but Wonderland, I can become beautiful pandemonium.”Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole, faced the trut...
Darker and twistier than the first entry in the series, but set in the real world, so a much different tone. More urban dark fantasy romance than Wonderland-chaotic madness. Sets up for next book, so 'pro-tip', get your hands on Book 3 before starting...
This review contains spoilers for Splintered. If you haven’t read it yet, proceed at your own risk. Second book syndrome rears its ugly head. Howard’s writing is still good (blah first-person-present notwithstanding) and her descriptions of all things Wonderland are still delightfully creepy, and ...
This book was slightly disappointing for a continuance in a series.It was dull and a little drawn out even.The flow of it was great from one book to the next, but the magic just wasn't there.I was really disappointed that the only "trip to wonderland" was in Alyssa's dreams.Hoping for more in book t...