I was pleasantly surprised (read ecstatic) to discover this turned into a trilogy. I don't know if Howard originally intended it to be a trilogy, but I am thrilled it is.
In Unhinged, we revisit Alyssa not long after she returns from Wonderland. She is happy in her relationship with Jeb. Because, of course, she got the guy. Unfortunately, even though she left Wonderland, Wonderland didn't leave her. Oh, yeah, her mom is out of the loony bin.
In Unhinged, Howard delves into more of the history of Alyssa's family and her connection with Wonderland. And WOW is there some history! Make sure you read between the lines and try to connect the dots early on in the book. It makes the conversations much more interesting. Heck, you may want to re-read both books after you figure out the surprise just so you can see how obvious it was. *sigh* I'm not good at connecting the dots, so it was a pretty good jolt.
As far as Wonderland, Howard paints a gorgeous, detailed picture of it even more so than in Splintered. I love the "Jabberwocky" interweaving and I think you will, too. I can't remember if Howard included the original poem in this book, but if not, look it up. It's worth it.
I will recommend this book, like the first one, to anyone who loves the Alice in Wonderland tales and those who enjoy a little horror with their YA literature.
And a little about the author: She's on Goodreads! Go, follow her! Or follow her on Twitter @aghowardwrites
Okay, that wasn't much about her, but I have provided ways for you to find out more. :-)