Published October 22nd 2013 by Amulet Books
40 Pages |
An original ebook-only novella in the Splintered series, told from the points of view of both Jeb and Morpheus. Morpheus wants to know more about his rival for Alyssa’s affections, so he digs into Jeb’s memories of his time in Wonderland. But he may be surprised by what he finds.
This brand-new story and perspective from A.G. Howard’s dark, magical world stands alone, but also provides a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come in Unhinged, the sequel to Splintered.
If you are etching to figure out what happened when Jeb was away from Alyssa during Splintered, or if you desperately need to be inside the mind of Morpheus with his sultry attitude and desire for a certain blonde then this novella will quench that thirst.
Unmasking the events during Alyssa and Jeb’s separation has all the class of A.G Howard’s first novel whilst throwing you back into the tangled web that is full of curious characters and unyielding passion. Is it a necessary read..well no. But if you are like me and was etching for any new snippet of this world as you await the release of Unhinged then you might want to purchase this one.
This wasn’t a novella that had massive revelations, which is why I don’t think it is absolutely necessary to read before starting Unhinged..but don’t hold me to it as I have not yet read the second book in this series. The one thing that stood out for me however was that Gossamer ended up helping Jeb save Alyssa…so yeah. That happened. I always pictured her with a similar personality to Tink from Peter Pan, you know how she was in love with Peter but so jealous of Wendy. That’s just how she came across in Splintered. Turns out that little fairy has a heart and will for what is right. I guess Morpheus pissed her off.
Another was something only briefly mentioned, like in a line, which was how Morpheus could wait until Jeb passed away. That Alyssa wouldn’t age. This must just be if she remains in Wonderland..right? Or maybe not. Since her ancestors died before nature could take its course..interesting. She must still age though.
We get to see Jeb’s love for Alyssa that is unyielding, he is so far down that rabbit whole called love that nothing will alter his feelings about that girl. Lets hope at least. And of course we have Morpheus who even after diving into Jeb’s memories to try and figure out his weaknesses so that he can take Alyssa away from Jeb is still conniving. Which makes for a really great character, just not a boyfriend. My opinion of him hasn’t changed, and I am glad that he admits that he want’s to bring out her Wonderland side..which I thought so from the beginning. Because that is the side that he is most attracted to, so he’ll try and squander her need to be human.
Morpheus actually ended up being sort of funny, so I hope we get to see more of that side in Unhinged. AND witty banter between the two boys that hold a place in Alyssa’s heart. Nothing better than a humorous fight for affection.