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.
As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.
If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.
Unhinged took off with Alyssa trying to fight for the life she chose after her last journey in Wonderland. Despite struggling to keep her netherling side under control, Alyssa’s life has returned to her old norm with her mother by her side and her devoted boyfriend Jeb being there for her. However, with only a matter of days before her graduation, unexpected surprises come hurtling back from the past. With Wonderland not quite being done with her, she discovers that her court may be in immense danger. The only question left is, should she continue living the life she chose, or the one she was born to save? What else is one to do when you’re a descendant of Alice from the original children’s tale by Lewis Carroll.
I cannot wait to see how this series will end as the ending to this book couldn’t have been more perfect with the plot line coming back to complete the full circle. Despite Unhinged not being set in Wonderland, we still got the chance to see all the whimsical creatures with the increasing appearances of things that shouldn’t exist in Alyssa's human world. With her worlds starting to collide, Morpheus makes a sudden appearance in the human world as things start to get a whole lot more complicated. With Jeb having not yet recovered his memories from this time in Wonderland, a darker side of Alyssa is shown where her desires wish to break free from her loyalty towards the boy she believes she loves, and to race her attraction towards Morpheus as the want in her heart starts to become impossible to deny. With her mother holding her back from her destiny and Morpheus urging her to take it, Alyssa is stuck between the decisions of her two worlds with each ones survival in her hands.
Her pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.