I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ensnared by A. G. Howard
Published by Blackstone Audio on 1/6/2015
Genres: fantasy, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult
Length: 13 hours and 28 minutes
Narrator: Rebecca Gibel
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Also in this series: Unhinged, Untamed
Also by this author: Splintered , Unhinged
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?
I have so much love for this book and series. I’m always scared to read the end of a series. What if I don’t like it? What if it ends in a crazy way? Well I’m happy to say that I loved the ending of this trilogy. I was texting the bestie while reading and just couldn’t stop the excitement.
I’m always a fan of Alyssa. She grows so much in each installment. She doesn’t realize just how strong she is until she has to prove it. It’s no secret that I freaking love Morpheus. He’s been my favorite since Splintered. He lies and misleads, but only to keep the people he cares about safe. Sometimes his methods are questionable but overall, needed. I’ve always had a kinda like/love relationship with Jeb. There are times he’s infuriating, but others that he is so sweet. We get to see a darker side of him in this book. It’s a side that makes me like him much more.
There are intense twists and turns in the race to save Wonderland. I didn’t know who to trust from page to page. I devoured this book in 2 days, and I’ll be rereading the trilogy soon because I don’t want these characters to be over. 😛
On to the Narrator
Rebecca Gibel did an amazing job narrating. I read physical copies of the previous books, and kind of wished I had listened to them as well. Gibel’s inflection was great. You always know which character is speaking, and you can tell what their tone is. Her accent for Morpheus is great. Gibel was able to switch between characters easily. I will most likely go back and get these books in audio format so I can listen to the entire series.
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