Sunday, March 23, 2014

Book 13: Unhinged

Posted by Dawn Dalton on 1:52 PM

Book 13Unhinged
Author: AG Howard

AG Howard's writing gives me serious envy. She has this ability to string together words in a way that is unique and beautiful and moving — and yet, doesn't come off as being overwritten. And if that wasn't enough, she's taken my favourite childhood story — Alice in Wonderland — and given it a dark spin that is sexy and haunting and brilliant.

I loved SPLINTERED, the first book in this series, devouring it in only a day or two. UNHINGED took me a bit longer, not because it isn't great (it is), but because I've been a bit lax in carving out time to read. The majority of this book takes place in the human realm versus the dark and magical Wonderland, but the story is peppered with a healthy dose of Mopheus (swoon) and cameo appearances from several of the Wonderland characters.

Though there are enough loose ends to warrant a third book, and of course I'll be standing in line on release day, I am satisfied with the ending. Mostly. My heart is still torn between Alyssa's two love interests—even I might have a tough time choosing if push came to shove.

While I wait to read the conclusion of this brilliant (sort-of) retelling, I'm diving into some Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor and Park was brilliant. I have high hopes for Fangirl.

- Dawn

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