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Umberland

(Everland #2)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  901 ratings  ·  160 reviews
They’re dreadfully fond of beheading people here…

Gwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. Except the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn’t exist. With the Queen of England on her deathbed, Duchess Alyssa has stepped in, but things have gotten worse as the cure Doc created for the Horologia virus has mutated into something even more deadly. T
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Scholastic Press
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Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
4.5*
Every now and again I just want to read a book for the pure fun of it rather than to analyze and review and this series is a great one to do so with.
THIS WAS SO GOOD! I don't know what it is about this series but I have such a great time reading these books! They're dark and fun all at the same time. I listened to this one on audiobook and it was so GREAT. It has a full cast which made the listening experience much better. I always love when there's multiple narrators for audiobooks. These
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Evelyn Medina
Aug 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I was super excited to continue with this story and I loved Pete, Gwen and all the lost boys from everland and was even MORE excited with the addition of Alyssa and Maddox. Unfortunately I found myself losing interest in Alyssa's story and I honestly just wanted to read more about Pete and the lost boys. While the story was still fun, I felt like whenever Alyssa and Maddox's story started getting good the chapter would end and the author would bring us back to a new character. Then once we picke ...more
Christy
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
At the 80% mark, I had a gut wrenching response. Love this world and the characters.

Everland is a steampunk retelling of Peter Pan, which is continued in Umberland - a book set in the world of Wonderland. Umberland is a journey book; the characters are past their first set of hurdles in book one and now have to figure out what's next for them. We are introduced to new characters, new settings, and new challenges. The virus has mutated and accelerated, hitting some very close people hard. It's u
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Cori Reed
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series! I think it is so underappreciated and definitely think more people should add it to their TBR!

This installment was just as dark and twisty as the first and I loved it. I LOVE the way Wendy Spinale does retellings.
Catherine ♡
I wonder if I am confused because I haven't read the first book, or because I read this in the dead of night, when I couldn't fall asleep. Either way, I just felt like I didn't quite know what was going on, or who the characters were, and a terrible lack of background knowledge only made the book harder to understand.
Mimi
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I really wanted to love it , but I didn't it was a fun but slow read . I think maybe it is just to much of a children's book .

I found myself skimming through the book. So I did like the book but not loved it .
Kitkat
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Fuzzydice108
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5, possibly a 4 though.
Steampunk isn’t really my thing, but it works well with Umberland, a loose version of Alice in Wonderland.
There was a lot of action in this book. Never a dull moment.
I’m generally really annoyed with at least one of the characters in books, however I liked them all.
I’m very much looking forward to how the rest of the story plays out in Ozland.
Nicole Alycia
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads
This book was even better than the first one!
Alyssa and Maddox Hadder made for a great duo in this book. The hunt for the Apple was very much wonderland meets the labyrinth and I just wish there could have been more to that part of the book! I wasn’t a huge fan of Pete in this book and that was a shame because I did like him in the first book. He just didn’t seem to be as intuitive this book and got them in more trouble than he helped.
Otherwise I thought this was awesome! I can’t wait to find
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Natalie
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Just like Neverland, I found this book to be okay. It was enjoyable but did not meet my expectations. Although this sequel continued to follow the characters that I began to really like in the first novel, I found that I did not get enough of their stories or emotions throughout the sequel. It felt too rushed and choppy with the alternating point of views. Though, I did like the different point of views as readers got to follow along with what was happening in each place with each character, I f ...more
Catie
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read Umberland without reading Everland. I actually found that Umberland was quite self contained, and after the first chapter or two knowledge of the previous story wasn’t really necessary.

One thing I really enjoyed about Umberland was the Duchess Alyssa and Maddox Hatter. I was a little suspicious at first of Maddox’s intentions, but honestly, he’s really sweet. (Literary crush alert!) Both characters are also really realistic and justify their actions.

I think the main reason why I didn’t ra
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Erika
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Fans of Everland rejoice! Umberland is here!

Soooooo... I have some good news and some bad news. We'll start with the bad. Everything fixed, found, and won in Everland has been broken, lost, or despaired of in Umberland. For our heroes Pete and Gwen things are bleaker than ever. Luckily, new heroes are on the scene to carry the torch. Alyssa and Maddox are both engaging and complicated. They are brave, but vulnerable, kids in desperate circumstances rising to extraordinary heights.

You'll cry (wel
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Brittany Cameron
Jun 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I felt this book was very rushed. I didn't like the 2 month gap in between book 1 & 2. I did like the new characters and the concept that nature took over a place.
Ana  Almeida
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Lexi (wondrouspages)
I think it's safe to say that I love retellings that involve the Mad Hatter. I just always fall in love with him, which is absolutely insane to think about.
Angela
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
NEED. NEXT. BOOK. NOW!
Lucy ❁♡ ★
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
It's such a shame. I really want to love this, but I just...don't.
Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE Alice fanatic. I adore the story and the idea of it being retold in an adventurous, steampunk way crossed with characters from Peter Pan seemed too good to be true.
And I didn't like this book at all. Unfortunately.
I don't feel a connection to any of the characters, I find them annoying or irritating or just plain unlikable. I didn't care for the relationships either, they seemed weak and just
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Molly Likovich
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
i really truly loved the first book in this (duology? trilogy? series?) but this one just kind of flopped in my opinion. started out very strong, introducing more of this messed up steam-punk, sci-fi take on the victorian fairytale and then at about the halfway point it went downhill for me. it was a rushed, weird, and in my opinion, bad reimagining of alice in wonderland, the characters meant to portray alice and the mad hatter held no resemblance to the actually literary characters they're bas ...more
Kenneth Roman
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just as with Everland, the writing is sometimes monotonous that it can get tiresome. With that said I like the story so much that I want to give it 5 stars. We get a bigger scope of this world in peril with the introduction of new and old characters and their points of view. Unlike Everland, which I felt followed the Peter Pan story line, Umberland just took elements from both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Alice Through the Looking Glass. I would recommend this series to anyone who likes a cr ...more
Mandiann
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Everland was a really refreshing Peter Pan retelling and I highly enjoyed it and was looking forward to its sequel. What I wasn't expecting and didn't enjoy at all was the sequel being more of a Wonderland retelling than Peter Pan and spending more than half the book on new characters instead of the existing ones. And unfortunately, while still listed as a duology, it seems like there will be a book 3 by the way book 2 ended.
Aly
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I like the theme of these books, fairy tale retellings. Alyssa was a good heroine, strong and brave. Maddox was an interesting take on the Mad Hatter. They were fun to read about and their back and forth was cute. Pete and Gwen hugged me a little in this one. I u derstabd they had their own drama, but I just wanted to shake them and tell them they have bigger problems to worry about right now. Plus, I was more interested in the labyrinth. I'm glad we got to see what was going on with Jack and Ho ...more
Sabiha Younus
A little less creative than the first book. I was hoping the language would get less abrupt by now but no, still the same. The emotions just don't get through to me. Books like If I Stay had a bit of broken language too but I never got that stuck understanding the emotions and anguish. I must be all too used to glossy Tana French and Victoria Schwab by now *sheepish*.
Sharon
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Not nearly as great as the first book. While still an interesting read it felt as thought the author was tryin to tell TOO many stories in this book. It didn’t hold my attention that well which is why it took so long to complete. I do find myself rooting for Alyssa and Maddox so that was a good twist. Here’s hoping the 3rd book is better.
Bedelya (clockwork.bookdragon) Moreno-Roth
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Michelle
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Better than the first! However, I'm still not very interested in continuing the series.
Kayleigh  Sparrow
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
After really enjoying Everland I couldn't wait to see what Wendy Spinale did with my beloved Alice.
Massive disappointment :(
Eoin Garvin
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Similar to book one but with less blushing.
Cynthia
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5/5
Anouk Graepler
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked it! I am getting once upon a time vibes from it and am curious of how it'll end!
Hallie Szott
3.5

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Wendy is the author of the Everland series. She is a former Disneyland actress and online journalist. She currently resides in California with her three sons, two dogs, a chinchilla, and hamster.

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