I recently finished the third book for the Shannon Hale Ever After High book series. If you have not read this book or the ones prior to this one I would advise against reading further because there will be lots of Spoilers!!!
I really enjoyed the first two books, The Storybook of Legends and Unfairest of Them All. A Wonderlandiful World was good...until the end. and throughout the story there were some inconsistencies but not so much to ruin the story.
It it seems Shannon might have left the series hurriedly for whatever reason and it showed in the quality of story telling. I was very excited to see where the story would go even if she was leaving it but it went to a really weird place and things happened and no good reason was explained.
Now to the spoilers. Firstly, I'll mainly be talking about the end of the book as that is the part that irritates me.
The he begining started out normal or as the Ever After Hogh series normally starts out-good. It had you drawn in and interested. Cedar and Lizzy were the main focus on this story so that was a cool change. You got to see what kind of characters they are and the depth of their characters. After it got to the point of the students changing-which it got to pretty fast-it kinda drug a lot through the rest of the story. Shannon Hale is a great writer so the story wasn't horrible..just seemed very half-heartedly written.
I really didn't like the end. The end of the jabberwock was drug out way to much and the fact that they lost their memories was stupid in my opinion and unwarranted. She never explained it and since she is no longer with the series it probably will never have a reason unless Susan tries to implement that into her tales..which I don't have high hopes for as I read a portion of her writing. I don't really care for her writing of the series or characters. Just seems off.
The characters in AWW at first had great personality and were written in well but then in seemed lazy and forced. and personally...I was really hoping for new characters...especially since she introduced the narrator's daughter-sort of-in Unfairest of Them All. I just think it could have been much better.