The Adventure in Wonderland Continues With Unhinged

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.
 Unhinged by A.G. Howard is the second book in the Splintered series. It continues off just a year after the end of the Splintered book. It was funny reading this in between watching the Olympics because I started to imagine that the figure skaters should do a whole Wonderland routine and the girl could be Alice and the guy could be Morpheus. Hehee.

  • 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

“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.”


  1. I missed Wonderland too, but I get why it wasn't set in there for Unhinged, there was just so much going on, on the outside that we or Alyssa wouldn't have seen going on, but I loved how good and twisted it was all on it's own and outside of Wonderland. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  2. I still need to read these... I don't know why I haven't yet because I LOVE Wonderland stories. I have to admit though, I don't love this cover. Book 1's was so gorgeous and this one kind of creeps me out, even though I love purple. When I was little I had these creepy ceramic clown dolls and the cover reminds me of them. haha

  3. Man! I can't wait for Splintered to arrive on my doorstep so I can finally delve into this story!!!

  4. I haven't started this one yet, hopefully I will find the time one of these days. Great quote!

  5. I keep thinking about starting this series, but then I get distracted. Your review is definitely enticing me though!

  6. eak for love triangles and not enough wonderland since it seemed to have played a huge role and why most of my friends loved the first book. Still glad to see you liked it!

  7. OH I AM SO JEALOUS. Hehe....kidding, kidding (actually not, I really am jealous. I want to read this so bad!) XD I'm glad you loved it! I've heard a few readers say it sucked compared to the first, and I'm like, "No, no! I don't want to hear that." I'm very desperately in love with Wonderland, though, so it's a bit sad it's more topside then upside-down (or whatever Wonderland is really considered).

  8. I'm dying to read this but still haven't got a copy. The Escapist.

    P.S Thanks for following my blog! Followed yours back. :)

  9. I really need to read book one in this series! I'm a major fan of Alice in Wonderland :D


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