Lately I haven't been having the best luck with series. I remember loving Splintered but for some reason this book just didn't live up to my expectations and I feel like I'm the only one. It was actually quite slow and a bit boring.
Even in the first book, I did not like Jeb and I think that's the main reason why I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I wrongly assumed that since Morpheus is on the cover, the book would mainly be focused on him. Instead it was mainly about Alyssa and Jeb's relationship. To me Alyssa seems a little too obsessed with Jeb, especially by the end when their relationship is kind of rocky and to be honest I don't think there's anything special about Jeb. Their relationship is very sappy and Alyssa is overly dramatic when it comes to Jeb.
Alyssa also refuses to accept that she's a part of Wonderland, which basically causes all the problems in this book and also means that this book takes place in the human world, not Wonderland. All the character development from the first book is gone and all she cares about is Jeb. What does she do when Wonderland is seeping into the human world? She thinks about Jeb and she ignores all her problems because she thinks that since she chooses to live in the human world it doesn't concern her.
The only redeeming quality of this book are the Wonderland characters. However I was not a fan of Morpheus pretending to be human and going to school with Alyssa. Was that really necessary? He can talk to Alyssa whenever he wants and he decides to attend her school. And then there's the fact that Alyssa believes that he's completely evil, but sometimes he's a good person that she finds attractive. Yes he lied to her, but it is later explained why he lied and that he's actually a good person, yet Alyssa still doesn't give him the benefit of the doubt. But Jeb could do whatever he wanted and she would still think he's this fabulous person.
I was pretty excited about learning a little bit more about Morpheus and his past. I just wish the book hadn't focused mainly on Alyssa and Jeb and that it had more Wonderland in it.