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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
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A.G. Howard
Feb 27, 2013 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, first of her name, mother of 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 th
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Reread with For Love Of A Book! I love Morpheus as always. The rest can piss off, just sayin'

What a freaking beautiful cover! He is absolutely gorgeous! ♥


Just when Alyssa thinks everything is going to go as planned in her life, it doesn't. She's been home from Wonderland for a year, she's with Jeb, she's doing great in school and will graduate soon, planning on moving to London with Jeb, her mom is back home and things are all just peachy.

Then . . . .

The wonderful Morpheus arrives but his time
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.
1.5 stars.

***Will contain major spoilers from the previous book and maybe, some minor ones from this book.***

Now, I liked the first book because maybe, unlike this fucking book, it actually had a like-able story, some fucking action, and it wasn't a back and forth between, "oh should I go back to wonderland and save it? or, nah i don't feel like going back to save wonderland.


I could not find a single fuck to give about Alyssa and her having to choose whether she should go fuckin
Unhinged picks up a year after Splintered left off. Alyssa is about ready to graduate high school, and from there she intends to move to London with Jeb, her supposedly artsy boyfriend who acts like a Neanderthal and has no memory of their adventure in Wonderland. Her parents, understandably, are worried about her moving across the ocean with a man, and encourage her to at least marry him first—although they really don’t like Jeb at all (I don’t blame them) and are trying to hold on to their dau ...more
Rachel E. Carter
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-paperback
I'm going to be honest. I would read every book with Morpheus ever written. That is all. ...more
shady boots
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
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?

'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
Liz* Fashionably Late
Is it just me or...?


RPat meets The Hatter
May 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019-reads
“nothing can break the chains you have on my heart. for you are wonderland.”

man, why do i keep reading books i don’t like? to my surprise, however, this was my first 1 star book of the year, and i gladly could’ve passed because i really didn’t expect to hate this one. the first book, splintered, wasn’t the greatest piece of literature i had ever read, but it was still enjoyable. it had a plot. it had an okay protagonist. it had a great atmosphere. the sequel? none of that.

this book was absolut
Star Rating: —> 5 Stars

RE-READ!!!! (This is what happens around the holidays, when I've beyond spent all my money on gifts & have none left for books 😉... and I wouldn't have it any other freakin' way!)

Still 5 sparkle-tastic Stars from me for the pure fact that it (and the rest of the series, obviously) is (IMHO) the best AAIW retelling to date. It’s fantastically fantastic, whimsically whimsical, and nonsensical nonsense that makes so MUCH sense, in a sense. God, this series just gets exponenti
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 lov
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really awesome sequel that sets up for the final book nicely! I really love this refashioning of Alice in Wonderland. It is dark and twisted, but oh so good! I actually put on Once Upon Wonderland on Amazon Prime Video in the background while I read it. Now I will continue the show as I start book three!
“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.

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
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 ;)
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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
Helen 2.0
Wonderland and madness and creepy crawling creatures is what I'm reading this series for. Unfortunately, there was less Wonderland and madness in Unhinged than in Splintered, but it did involve an animated clown doll that made me want to burn every toy I've ever owned out of sheer terror. Yes, that's what really makes me want to keep reading - sheer terror.

Morpheus remains the most interesting character in the series. As Alyssa herself points out, Morpheus always gets screwed when he does the ri
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: retellings, owned, fantasy
3.5/3.75 maybe?
I just didn't love it. It was a pretty big letdown after I really loved Splintered. The corniness got to me and I felt like it was super slow. I just wanted to go back to Wonderland :( I didn't hate it though just yeah... Video review to come! (Hopefully soon I'm still quite behind)
May 06, 2013 marked it as to-read
I want this book SO BAD but...

C.G. Drews
My mind = blown. I'm just...gah, I have such a book hangover right now. I just want to fangirl and cry and stroke the book (preciousssss) and get on my hands and knees (not a normal position for me) and beg for the next book. Time, please go faster.

I mostly have the same loves and hates for Unhinged as I did with Splintered. While I adored the creepiness of Wonderland (scootch over Tim Burton), I really didn't like how it was continually said "but Lewis Carroll got it wrong and instead it's
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 Splintere
Elena Salvatore
It's been about a year since Alyssa has returned home from Wonderland and thing are going good in her life.
Her mother is out of the insane asylum.
She and Jeb are happily dating and are planning on going to London together when she finishes higscholl.
And other than Morpheus still visiting her dreams and hearing the flowers and bugs talking, she is finally free from Wonderland.
Or so she thought.

Queen Red is more furious than ever and vows to take revenge.
She destroyed Wonderland and now Morpheus c
Stephanie (Bookfever)
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.
Katerina  Kondrenko
4 out of 10

Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
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Ruelle – Everything Is Lost

Genre: retelling, YA
Stuff: real world mixed up with netherlings
Fail: humans, school, Jeb, Jeb...Jeb.
WOW: Morpheus, still and always
POV: 1st-person, female
Love-Geometry: medium going to hard

Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own
CHARACTERS- the way these characters are written are gorgeous and unique. You fall in love with these characters and you get so attached.
Alyssa is so very unique and that make the story very enjoyable.

So there was a lot of Morpheus and Alyssa which I loved and they share like 20 special moments in this book which is so great and I loved it.

The plot was just as intriguing as the first book in the series. I did miss it being set in wonderland though because wonderland is s great to re
Bethany Crandell
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.)
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Curiouser and curiouser.

Just when you thought Alice In Wonderland couldn't possibly get any curiouser. Lewis Caroll made it mad to begin with. Animated movies made it madder. Tim Burton... I don't even know what THAT was.

But this, ah. This is a special kind of mad. And curious. And A.G. Howard is my favorite Mad Hatter.
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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.”
“Little blossom trapped in between, wearing malice like a queen;
hide the truth, be cruel and tart,
still all the more, you rule my heart.”
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