Release Date: December 15th 2015
Series: Splintered #3
Genres: Adaptations, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy & Magic, General, Young Adult
After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world--a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts.
In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that's gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?
Wow. ALL the feels. It took me forever to finally pick up and read ENSNARED. Interestingly enough, I actually wasn’t going to finish this series because it had been so long but boy, am I glad I did. I can’t deny there were issues with this finale but my enjoyment ranks higher.
“Insanity is the most pristine clarity.”
It was so easy to slip back into this world and Howard’s writing. It is descriptive and vivid, and there was even more creepiness in this book than the other two, which really brought back the original feeling of SPLINTERED, all without slowing down the pacing.
From the first page, the pages flew by as favorite characters make appearances and we learn just how high the stakes are for Alyssa and her friends. Speaking of the characters, they all really went through a lot of character development in this book. Some of the minor characters were fleshed out more, and Jeb and Morpheus really grew
and stopped being annoying for the most part.
It’s impossible to talk about this series without mentioning the love triangle, and without telling you who I root for or what happened I do have to say it was all wrapped up quite nicely. There were some frustrating moments where Alyssa jumps back and forth but overall it all worked out well. I kept wondering
who to root for how everything was going to come to a close but it did, albeit in a very bittersweet way, but one that works for the series. THAT EPILOGUE SEND HELP.
“The littlest things I once took for granted have become priceless treasures.”
ENSNARED was an emotional series finale I am very content with, despite minor issues. The best aspects of SPLINTERED and UNHINGED were added together, and they made this last book really shine.