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.
NOTICE: THIS IS THE SECOND INSTALLMENT IN A SERIES. THERE MAY BE SPOILERS FOR THE PREVIOUS BOOKS. Review for book one.
Honestly, I loved Splintered, so I was fully expecting to love this book. And I did love it, of course! And A.G. Howard surprised me again!
Alyssa is back at home, finally able to have a semi-normal life. Not really. Her mom is out of the asylum and she's dating Jeb, but her work in Wonderland isn't done. She is part Wonderland after all. But Morpheus becoming a student at her school doesn't make things easier. Especially since Queen Red isn't entirely gone.
This book does have a bit of a middle book feel to it, but it's still exciting! This book has a completely different vibe than the first book. This book takes place in the real world, with Wonderland seeping in from time to time. It was very interesting and well done! And it was still very imaginative!
It was very interesting seeing Wonderland in the real world, especially Morpheus. I still love Morpheus, even though I still can't tell what exactly his motives are. I like Jeb. I honestly think Jeb gets too much, not hate, but dislike? from all the fans of the series. He's a really sweet guy and obviously loves Alyssa. Morpheus is still awesome.
Overall, this was a really great sequel! A.G. Howard does it again! If you loved the first book, you will not be disappointed by this one! If you haven't read the first book. what are you waiting for?!