Alice in Wonderland

Ensnared

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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?
Okay…First off, this had better be the end of the trilogy. I mean, it pretty clearly presented itself as a finale, but you never know. Especially when there’s a quote on the back of the book from USA Today begging for the next book. With it being said that this gives a pretty clear “The End”, I’m disappointed that this is THE END. Spoiler Alert: while everything is wrapped up nicely, you’re still left wondering what happened. Sigh. Maybe there will be a next book. Maybe. I don’t know. I want more, but I definitely don’t want more (less is more and all that jazz). I think I need something new to fangirl over…

Unhinged

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Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school.
That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.
Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard’s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll’s classic. –From Amazon

This was one of those books I had to have as soon as I finished  Splintered.  The blurb above pretty much says it all. 🙂

Splintered

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This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers–precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

This series is so much better than this description! I just started the 3rd in the series (Ensnared)–LOVE IT!


Eat Me Melamine Plate

Eat Me Melamine Plate by FoxAndNod
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Jabberwocky Poem Magnet

Jabberwocky Poem Magnet by looking_glass
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I’d suggest, if you want the Jabberwacky Poem Magnet, to customize the image. Once your in customization, simply click the button that looks like the larger moon over the mountains, then make use the boxes in the corners of the image to make it just a bit smaller. Click the circle in the center of the arrow buttons and it’ll bring the poem back to the center of the magnet. Then blame the designer for being a noob!

I don’t like sharing items that aren’t (in my opinion) ready to go as is, but in this case, I really like that poem magnet.