Author: A.G. Howard


Jan 31
Bite-Sized Reviews of RoseBlood, Frost and The Glittering Court

Bite-Sized Reviews of RoseBlood, Frost and The Glittering Court

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I have quite a few reviews I need to catch up on, so I thought I’d do another installment of bite-sized reviews and knock a few of them out. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I don’t know why, but I BARELY made it through this book. I just wasn’t engaged and nothing happened. Until the end of the book, literally almost nothing interesting (in my opinion) happened. It was all Thorn creepily watching Rune and Rune worrying about a boy she hurt with her magical opera voice. I nearly DNF’d at 50% but I was curious how it ended up, so I skim-read the second half, only reading carefully when something exciting happened. I did a lot of skim-reading. Lots of my friends enjoyed this book, so maybe it was just me? I simply couldn’t connect to it, though I will say that… Read more »


Dec 27
Review – Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Review – Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Reviews 25 ★★★★

This second book in the Splintered Trilogy once again proved how incredibly imaginative Howard is. I just love her twisted take on Wonderland and the creatures in it! What I enjoyed: Wonderland creatures. As in Splintered, the best things about this book are all the nods to Wonderland. While Alyssa never actually makes it to Wonderland in this book (see my negatives below), Wonderland does come to her. Of course, you can tell from the cover that Morpheus makes an appearance. He needs Alyssa, and he’s not going to leave her alone until she agrees to help him. At first, Alyssa assumes that Morpheus is the only Wonderland creature haunting her, but she soon finds that there are LOTS more surprises in store for her. Crazy, demonic clowns, dangerous trees, nightmare creatures who leave slime on the walls – there are plenty of Wonderland characters to torment her! I don’t want to say… Read more »


Dec 24
Waiting on Wednesday (& Mini-Review of First Three Chapters of Ensnared by A.G. Howard)

Waiting on Wednesday (& Mini-Review of First Three Chapters of Ensnared by A.G. Howard)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights the upcoming releases that we’re most looking forward to. This week, I chose to spotlight Ensnared by A.G. Howard, which is being released soon! I just recently finished reading Unhinged, which ended with a bang, so I’m excited to read the final installment in this trilogy! I got a preview of the book from NetGalley (the first three chapters – I actually didn’t realize it was a preview when I requested it, but that was my mistake – it clearly stated it in the description), so I thought I’d talk a bit about my first impressions! Ensnared picks up one month after Unhinged ended. Alyssa finds herself in the same asylum that her mother spent so many years in. And she actually is just a touch … mad. Her mother and Jeb are both missing and, while she’s not exactly… Read more »


Apr 04
Review: Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard

Review: Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Title: Splintered (Splintered #1) Author: A.G. Howard Publisher:  Amulet Books Release Date: January 1, 2013 Pages: 371, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.02 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: 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… Read more »