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.
- The characters developed even more, we learned more about Alison (Alyssa’s mom) and her father’s history. We also found out more of who Morpheus really is and how much Jed really loves Alyssa
- Alyssa’s character blooms, she has grown so much since the first book and really came into her own by the end of Unhinged
- A.G. Howard does another amazing job of creating characters and bringing the world building to life. I once again wished that I could see the images playing in my head on the big screen – maybe one day
- The story was fast paced and a quick read
- Not enough Wonderland, not to give away any spoilers, but the story stays primarily topside and I loved the craziness of Wonderland
- I still struggle with the love triangle situation, but at least it is fairly mild compared to other books. Plus, for the most part, Alyssa knows what she wants