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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 wo
Hardcover, 387 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Amulet Books (first published December 17th 2013)
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A.G. Howard
Feb 22, 2014 A.G. Howard added it  ·  (Review from the author)
No rating from me since I gave birth to it. But I LOVES it and am grateful for all of the Splintered fans and readers! It's because of you that I got to continue the story!

That's all I can say for now. Except that Alyssa kicks bootie. And Chessie's there along with other Wonderlandians (the good, the bad, and the creepy). OH, and then there's Jeb and Morpheus ... *drools*.

That is all. :)

Stay tuned; I'll have an ARC request form for ENSNARED on my website once they're available, and I'll post th
Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
Actual rating: 3.5
In a blink, his wings fully manifest and slice the smoky haze, peeling it back to reveal him in his true state: flawless, pale skin, masquerade-style patches curved like ivy beneath his eyes. The teardrop-shaped jewels flash bright and blinding through a rainbow of colors, so many moods they can’t be read.

His wings spread out behind him—at once intimidating and majestic.

It's Morpheus in the flesh.
Morpheus, you glorious motherfucker. LET ME LOVE YOU. Let me do unspeakable thing
This book = FANGIRL DREAM COME TRUE!!!!!!!
This is my fangirly:


So I read this BOOK.
I HAVE NO words.
I hate and love A.G. at the same time.
The FEELS warring within.
This book is freaking Frabjous.
*chortles in joy*

'Nuff Said.
sunset shimmer
Whoa! That ending, though! I really didn't expect you to take it there, Anita, but I am so glad you did. That was wonderfully mad.

What I also loved about this book was that we finally got to know more about Alyssa's parents. A lot more, including how they met. Al's mom was always a mystery to me, and I'm so glad this book gave me a chance to get to know her better. While most fans probably are all about Jeb and Morpheus in regards to this book, I much preferred the relationship between Alyssa an
'My heart falls into my feet.

Not even the familiar scents of paint, chalk dust, and plaster can comfort me when I see the scene taking shape: a Red Queen on a murderous rampage in a bleak and crumbling Wonderland.

Just like my most recent dreams...

I smooth the cloth back into place, unwilling to acknowledge what the imagery might mean.

It's easier to hide from it.'

Alyssa may have finished with Wonderland. But it hasn't finished with her.

When Alyssa chose the human world over Wonderland, she though
Brittany Daigle






Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)

Let me just say this: I love Anita. LOVE. She’s one of the most awesome authors I’ve ever talked to! I enjoyed Splintered, but Unhinged was even better! And no, I’m not biased just because I like the author. The world is a deliciously macabre version of the original, and I was thrilled to dive back in!

I love Anita’s writing. She can paint the scenes in my head vividly and beautifully! The world building is one of my favorite parts of this series. The other is Morpheus.

Oh dear lord, how I love t
Angela (:
Edit #4: Unhinged ARCs! I need one so badly!! And do you see those cute buttons? :P


Edit #3: Look at these pretties!

The ink color's going to be different. :D I can't wait to see what color. I loved the purple!



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Jul 18, 2013 Liz* marked it as to-read
Is it just me or...?


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Mini Review:

I was really shocked with myself when I found myself not enjoying Unhinged. I practically devoured Splintered just a few months ago, so my change in tastes could not be the reason why I wanted to DNF this sequel. I know I've been writing my reviews in a dot-point format (which is probably suggesting that I'm falling into a review slump--thank god I have recently chosen two co-bloggers to help me) a lot lately however it seems the only conventiona
May 12, 2013 Namerah marked it as to-read
I want this book SO BAD but...

Michelle (Much Loved Books)
This is how I feel about this book

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****Update 9th Jan 2014****

While I have been anticipating Unhinged and getting to read it, part of me was worried it wouldn't live up the hype and reach my expectations. I fell in love with Splintered, the world and the characters, and each time I fall head over heels in love with a book I always worry that the second one won't meet its predecessor's standards. I really did not think I would love Unhinged as much as I did, or even love it more than Splintered,
Bethany Crandell
GENIUS. This book is nothing short of pure, fantastical GENIUS.

If SPLINTERED tickled your fancy, UNHINGED will send you into hysterics. Come January 2014, you better hold on to your hats, kids, cause you're in for a WILD ride!

(Being a crit partner has its privileges--don't hate me.)
Stephanie (Bookfever) ♥Adrian Ivashkov♥
Wow! Unhinged was so damn good! I'm really impressed by how much I ended up loving it. It's been so freaking long since I read Splintered. Almost one year and a half I think so it's been really nice to get back into this amazing world. I had to stop a few times, though, to read some books that were due for review but I finally finished it and let me just say that I can't wait until the third book is out. I need it now!

It's a little hard to form any coherent thoughts with the way Unhinged ended.
“There’s something new behind his eyes—resolution—and I know I’ve just signed my soul away.”


4 stars

Well, I’ve been thinking about the rating all night …. Kidding, I was asleep, but maybe Morpheus visited my dreams to affect my final decision, because I was SO on the fence yesterday. Anyway, the wicked creature swayed me in his favor, because how could he not? Yes, he was definitely a showstopper and earned all the stars I gave to the book. Hell if I know how Alyssa can resist this guy.

Okay, l
Natalie (Never trust a duck)
Dear Mrs. Howard,
Please let Alyssa end up with Morpheus. Not after she's with Jeb or anything, but Morph and Morph alone, cause let's be real, you created a beautiful winged boy. Kudos to you.

Thank you,
Natalie ;)
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Unhinged by A.G. Howard
Book Two of the Splintered series
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Hardcover copy won from a giveaway

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 sch
So I read Splintered a long time ago and nearly had an aneurysm from the entitled, possessive, prick of douche wad that is Jeb. Actually, it was from the fact that our supposed protagonist (and actual unreliable narrator) Alyssa glorified this abusive asshole and put him on a pedastle. Today I thought, hey, maybe the sequel won't be so bad? Maybe Alyssa will own up to the fact that she is in an incredibly unhealthy relationship and will actually do something to serve the plot?

Natalie Monroe
3.5 stars

To say I'm disappointed is a bit of an understatement.

Splintered had its faults Jeb, but I really enjoyed it. The world-building was exquisite and delightfully imaginative so I was willing to overlook the multitude of faults Jeb it came with. Unhinged, on the other hand, takes all these annoyances, blows them up to the size of floats and shoves them in my face, hoping the existence of one two sexy males will be enough to cover them.

It doesn't.

First off, the plot. Unhinged picks up abou
Roxanne (Story Envy)
A sequel huh?

I just finished Splintered and was practically overwhelmed by it's magic and wonder (pun intended). So it stands to reason that, upon learning of its sequel, that I jumped up and down in a grand expression of pure joy and euphoria. Of course then I looked at the date... I really have to stop finding books that are a long ways away from being published.

But alas, I shall never follow my advice so long as not following it leads me to the path of amazing books! I just can't help it, I g
Teresa Mary Rose
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This book. Oh my gosh this book! It was so so so good and such a worthy follow up to the awesome that was Splintered. I love love love this Alice in Wonderland retelling. From the world to the action to the characters, everything about it is just fantastic. There are so many twists and turns and I never see anything coming. I loved every single second of this book. I started reading it before bed one night and ended up staying up all night to finis
Read as digital ARC.

Do's and Don't's of Unhinged:

DO: Re-read Splintered. A lot of really awesome stuff happened in that book, and Unhinged will be better if you actually remember all of it.

DON'T: Don't expect a quick return-trip to Wonderland. (AKA: Do read the synopsis.) I was halfway through the book, still thinking, "But...When are we going to get to Wonderland???"

I love this series, it has a lot of logical nonsense. I said that the first book was kind of like returning to the Wonderland of t
I have to thank Net Galley and Abrams for approving me to read this chapter sampler! As soon as I heard it was available, I ran over to the site to request it. AND I was lucky enough to have them say yes! AND I am lucky enough to have one of those really cool flip ARC thingies that they gave out at BEA. So it's like a double whammy of funness!
Oh what can I say about this chapter. Well, first I have to say, just one??? UGH! It's such a tease!
I loved it. I love getting this sneak peak into Morpheu
This book packed all the feels into one big long train ride of awesomeness. If you haven't read Splintered, do so now, as to prepare yourself.

This was just perfection.


How Hannah Came To Read Unhinged (an unofficial review until she can make coherent thoughts again).

Seeing Unhinged on Netgalley:


Waiting To Be Approved for Unhinged on Netgalley:



Finding Out You've Been Approved for Unhinged on Netgalley:


Alyssa and Jeb! OMG

Morpheus! OMG


Steph Sinclair
I thought things ended nicely in the first one. I wonder what this one could be about?
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)

4 Stars

It was SO awesome to be back into this world and all of it's madness!! As always, A.G. Howard takes us through a world like no other; filled with insanity, madness, chaos, and LOTS of fun. And I LOVED every minute of it!!! ;)

I was quickly pulled back it to this world like I never even left it. Granted, I did read UNHINGED shortly after I read the first book, SPLINTERED. But the author was able to tie everything in nicely, allowing the reader to feel drawn back into the world and charact
Melissa (Ever So Mela)

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Splintered Review
Ensnared Review

Let me start off saying that a 3 star rating isn't bad in my book. Seriously, it literally means I liked it and trust me when I say, this book was one I wanted to love...but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. It's all Jeb's fault.

One of the things I adored about Splintered was the chaos and darkness of Wonderland. Something we saw nothing of in this book. We didn't see the madness of the creatures or the dangers
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Está para entrar al libro y darle una buena cachetada. No solo está cambiando de opinión a cada rato, uno la tiene que soportar autocompadeciendose o babeándose por Jeb. Tengo paciencia pero no TANTA. Ordena tus prioridades, está bien, por un lado la entiendo, está confundida y bla,bla,bla pero TENES que salvar al País de las Maravillas. NO PODES PASARTE TODO EL LIBRO HUYENDO DE TUS OBLIGACIONES (que es lo que ella hace).

Ahora la gran pregunta: ¿Qué mierda ve Morpheus en Alyssa? Él se me

When I finished Splintered I was desperate for more of Howard’s Wonderland and its creepy residents. Her writing is immensely visual, she brings to life every scene in my head in a way very few books can. So I was absolutely thrilled to receive an advance copy of Unhinged.

What I Loved:
- Morpheus, of course, and what was revealed about the future. His character is everything that is weird, strange, dark and tempting about Wonderland. He really does make this book, for me. I loved him even more
✰Actual Rating: 3.8✰

Don’t curse me. I know. The rule is half and wholes but, here’s the thing:

I’m having an inner conflict. I call it, Morpheus V. the Rest.

Let’s disclaimer this, once and for all. The story remains achingly intriguing. The love triangle? Not so much. It’s fun and games for the winning side and all, but let me tell you what’s out there, behind the glamoured fence of happiness. A fucking realm of broken dreams, that’s what is.

I’m being dramatic, but you know what, with my sh
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“Of all the times you've undressed me in my fantasies, I never remember feeling this... unfulfilled."

"Please, Morpheus," I beg upon hearing Jeb stir in the background.

"Ah, but those delectable words," Morpheus says with a provocative smirk, "those are always in the fantasy."

I glare at him. "You're unbelievable."

"And that sentiment is reserved for the end.”
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