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Untamed by @aghowardwrites

By Pamelascott

A post- Ensnared collection of three stories-available in both print and e-versions.

Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their memories of Wonderland.

In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her life after Ensnared, and the role magic plays in preserving the happiness of those she loves. Alyssa's mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and rescuing the man who would become her husband in The Boy in the Web. And Morpheus delves into Jeb's memories of the events of Splintered in The Moth in the Mirror, available in print for the first time.

This collection expands upon Ensnared's epilogue, and includes some deleted scenes to provide a "director's cut" glimpse into the past and futures of our favourite Splintered characters.


'If we're going to survive this, Alison, you have to go for the jugular. No mercy'. THE BOY IN THE WEB


(Amulet Books, 15 December 2015, ebook, 288 pages, borrowed from @GlasgowLib via @OverDriveLibs)



I tend to avoid collections of stories based on characters from a series of books as I've read a few that have been poorly written attempts to cash in on a successful franchise. I thought the Splintered series was great and didn't want anything to lesson my enjoyment. But I'd heard good things about Untamed and decide to set my cynicism aside. I'm glad I did. The three stories in Untamed serve the series well but you really need to have read the books first to truly understand what's going on. The stories are a mixed bag, set before, during and after the books. The best story was Six Impossible Things which alone is worth checking out the book. This is the longest story by far and is set many years after the books, when Alyssa is an old woman recalling her life in Wonderland and after the final book. I really loved this story.

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