In which Gracie rambles messily about a book fueled by pure caffeine trying desperately not to spoil it but being too tired to fully articulate her words. Enjoy!
(WARNING: Do not read the summary or review of this book if you have not completed The Splintered Trilogy by A.G. Howard or else you will be spoiled)
Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their memories of Wonderland.
In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her life after Ensnared, and the role magic plays in preserving the happiness of those she loves. Alyssa’s mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and rescuing the man who would become her husband in The Boy in the Web. And Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories of the events of Splintered in The Moth in the Mirror, available in print for the first time.
I missed my time in Wonderland through this series and was so excited to be back again! A.G. Howard’s world is one that you fall in love with fast and never want to leave. Being reunited with some of my favorite characters was a great time even if I did have a couple problems with the stories.
The characters were the same ones I knew and loved from the trilogy, the ones I spent hours falling in love with *cough cough* Morpheus *cough cough*. This is probably just the sentimentalist in me talking but seeing them grow up and live their lives was a hard thing for me. I like the sense of wonder you get at the end of a series and you just get to speculate on how well their lives were and they are immortalized in your head (well and literally in the story I guess). I did love seeing how strong Alyssa was and remembering just how much of an awesome heroin she is. When I read the trilogy, the one thing I hated most about it was the love triangle. No one likes a love triangle. But hey in this series no matter whose side you were on, you win!
I think one other thing I was thinking about and had a hard time believing was how could Alyssa easily just go from her mortal life back to wonderland after Jeb? But you realize in this story that it wasn’t easy for her and everything you could imagine as a reason she wouldn’t want to leave, comes up and I really appreciate that. Did that make sense? Probably not. I do understand her leaving though because come on, Morpheus is HOT and the ultimate DREAMBOAT, or this could be my obsession with fae guys in books…whoops
“It doesn’t matter if i’m crazy, as long as the madness helps me survive”
“You’re exquisite. You’re transcendent. And you are mine.”
“her magic can both inspire and tame pandemonium. How she finds beauty in the morbid and bizarre.”