Monday, 12 June 2017

Splintered, Unhinged and #notMYmorpheus

So a few things you should know before we start:
1) I love most things Wonderland related

2) Romance in books tends to (in general) just annoy the heck out of me
3) I haven't read the 3rd book yet. 

Okay, first, 
I really liked Splintered!
I liked the cover.
I liked the twists on the Wonderland story &  imagery and the theme of madness vs. reality.  I thought the author made Wonderland seem both creepy & yet somewhat charming at the same time (which is kind of my thing... cute + creepy = ❤ )  I was drawn into the story and the world.

I liked that the main character was a skater girl who made morbid artwork (altho I like bugs so I felt sorry for them..)

And Morpheus was a great character- beautiful and interesting. Jeb was kinda eh... I had some issues with him and the love triangle annoyed me (remember I tend to get annoyed by romance anyway) but I didn't mind him too much... most of the time.

Okay first, dude on the cover, you are NOT my Morpheus. Sorry but no. 

He's pretty and everything... but Morpheus is complicated, seductive, badass, powerful, arrogant & provocative...  And the cover guy just comes across as a simpering pretty boy who'd never challenge you. Like he just really wants to carry your books and he might cry if you say no. 

The German version at least has some attitude soldering underneath..

Moving on from the Not Morpheus issue...

Everyone in this book had all their obnoxious qualities turned up full volume.
Alyssa seemed kind of dense, annoying, juvenile and way too twitterpatted with Jeb.
Her mother's obsession with Alyssa being "normal" and wearing jeans made me want to scream (maybe cuz I'm a girl who doesn't wear jeans & hears this nonsense? hmm insight..)
Jeb became more flat, barely a character and left with all his most aggravating qualities.. Ugh.
The love triangle got even more ridiculous.
(I seriously thing this whole series be better without Jeb. Just Alyssa coming to grips with her Netherling side.. deciding which world she wants to live in, whether she should trust Morpheus etc.)

And WE NEVER GO TO WONDERLAND! For the ENTIRE book.  Lots of high school and no Wonderland. *pouts*

I'm still planning to read the last book. I'm hoping it is just a case of Middle Book Ennui...
Morpheus is still a great character. (and he gets a car! which is just cooooool...) And we get some interesting back-story about Morpheus's and Alyssa's mother and some of the other characters.

The ending gets more interesting and leaves me hopeful that the 3rd book is better. 

a drawing I did while reading Splintered and Alice in Wonderland

So have you read this series? What''d you think? Is the last book better than Unhinged? (please say yes..)

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