Alyssa is on a mission to not only save Morpheus and Jeb from the twisted looking glass world of AnyElsewhere, but she also needs to save all of Wonderland and her mother. The only way to save everyone will be to embrace the netherling madness within her and defeat Queen Red once and for all. With the help of her father, Alyssa ventures through the looking glass to set things right. But even if she can save everyone and fix the damage done by Queen Red, will she ever truly be able to live happily ever after being torn between the two different sides of herself?
Ensnared By A.G Howard, is the last book in what I believe is the very best Alice in Wonderland retelling I have ever had the honor of reading. To express into words how much I adored the Splintered trilogy is hard, only because I don’t think I’ll be able to give it the justice it truly deserves. What A. G. Howard envisioned for this world and how much imagination, creativity and spirit she poured left me completely mesmerized. I haven’t been able to really get into a good book lately, but I devoured this like I was starving for my last breath.
Since this is the final book, I don’t want to give too much away, but I’d like to take a minute and just appreciate this vividly wicked whimsical and warped world. All the netherling creatures and characters were so deliciously and deliriously maddening I couldn’t wait to see what each would do and say next, and I honestly couldn’t predict what would happen next. I loved all the twist and turns and how everything comes alive and raw through the eyes of each of these spellbinding characters.
Every single animated character in these books played their roles so incredibly well but Gossamer, Chessie, and Rabid White earned a special place in my heart. As for Alyssa, Jeb, and Morpheus? Just wow! These three beloved characters have owned every inch of this epic adventure. They’ve all come so far and I admire their personal growth and attitude throughout. These guys made me laugh out loud and made me swoon like a little girl. Seriously, the best chemistry characters I’ve read in a really long time.
Loose Lips Sink Ships, therefore I will not be saying much about the romance, but I will say that I don’t have a team. I have loved Jeb and Morpheus and both respectfully and equally have my heart.
As for the ending? Well, I wanted more details! It was perfected but I wish there were two more books. Dedicated to the life Alyssa will have with Morpheus and the life she had with Jeb.
Bottom line, I absolutely had the best time reading this trilogy! Wildly entertaining and brilliant beyond belief. I can’t wait to see what Howard comes up with next!!
Returning to this series for the final book was bittersweet. It was the end, so it was like saying goodbye to a best friend. There’s just something about Anita’s darker take on Wonderland that draws me in and doesn’t let me go. I’m not usually one to get a book hangover, but with this series, every book made it difficult to move on.
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Rating: 5 (bloody brilliant) stars