Untamed by A.G. Howard

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A post-Ensnared collection of three stories—available in both print and e-versions.

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.

This collection expands upon Ensnared‘s epilogue, and includes some deleted scenes to provide a “director’s cut” glimpse into the past and futures of our favorite Splintered characters.


 

Genres: supernatural, fantasy, young adult, romance, retellings

Pages: 288

Series: Book 3.5 of the Splintered series

Published by Amulet Books

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There are multiple stories inside of this book as it’s a compilation of shorts or moments that elaborate on particular important events that perhaps had you wondering “What happened between…”

A.G. Howard has become one of my favorite authors mostly because she created such a vivid world out of Wonderland that was just as quirky as Carroll’s if not more so. I’m a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland and this take on the descendant of Alice Liddell really intrigued me, plus Alyssa Gardner and her childhood friend Morpheus just really hit me.

Really, it hits all the key moments in Alyssa’s life that you had questions about. It was a sad read for me because when I read the last page I thought “this is the end.” I really did enjoy the series and I’m glad I own it because it’ll be one of those that I read over and over, just to have the *clutch to the chest and squee* moment.

It’s terribly girly of me, but it really gave me those moments – especially with Morpheus. The dark, mysterious and questionable solitary fae. You never know until the end just who’s side he is working on… and in this book in the shorts you just sigh and wonder… How did you wonder in the first place?

I give it 3 stars, only because some of the shorts weren’t my favorite. I could have done without them – but it is a good info drop on the world. The ending stories were my favorite and if they were ALL like that it’d be an easy 4.


★★★☆☆


 

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