Crescenzo and his friends may have survived their confounding journey to the enchanted realms of Florindale, but now they find themselves fighting for their sanity and lives while stuck on the other side of the very mirror they set out to destroy.
With their families trapped by a former ally with a crippling fear of the queen, Enzo, Rosana, and Zack must play a deadly game in Wonderland, where shadows are on the move, kings are at war, and one of them wants Rosana dead.
As darkness hovers over the world, the friends must lean on each other and stop the King of Hearts from following through on Avoria's orders: Break them.
About the Author
When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and make semi-autobiographical picture books about an adventurous python named Jake the Snake. Eventually, he traded his favorite blue crayon for a black pen, and he never put it down. When not reading or writing, Jacob loves practicing his Italian, watching stand-up comedy, going deaf at rock concerts, and geeking out at comic book conventions. He does most of these things in southern Arizona.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Crescenzo, Zack and Rosana are still looking for their disappeared family members. They end up in Wonderland where nothing is straightforward. Their friendship is being tested, unknown relatives are being found, wars are being fought and mysteries have to be solved. Will they be able to keep their enemies at bay? What will they do when they end up at different sides of a battle between kings, will their friendship survive? Can they get out of the confusing place that's Wonderland? Queen Avoria is still working on her plans to gather more power. She controls the King of Hearts and has collected valuable pieces of souls. Several of those who stand a chance against her have been captured or are lost. Will they be able to find their way out of their imprisonment, will allies of the past be reunited and is there a way to fight against Queen Avoria or is she too strong for anyone to have a chance? The Unseen is another gripping Order of the Bell story. I loved to read about each single member of the group of characters from The Carver again. Jacob Devlin writes about many of my beloved fairytale characters like Hansel and Gretel, Alice, Snow White and many more in a great thrilling way. It was fun to see how each character has their own small mission withing the bigger picture and that every person in the book is somehow connected. It works and the result is a dynamic and amusing story filled with action and surprising twists and turns. Jacob Devlin's writing flows easily and I love the way he works with suspense. Every chapter has an interesting edge and I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out what would happen next. He also skillfully gives existing settings a new function and appearance while still keeping their essence. The Unseen is a story about many different main characters, but it's easy to follow because of this familiarity. I felt like I knew everything and everyone while I was still reading something new and original, which is quite an achievement. I loved The Unseen and highly recommend the Order of the Bell series, it's a fantastic adrenaline-rush.
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite The Unseen by Jacob Devlin is the second book in the Order of the Bell series. As King Bellamy declares that no one can leave the Old World, Pietro, Pino, and Alicia seek a way out to find their children, no matter the cost. Turning to old allies and enemies, they must band together in a fight to reclaim their land. Meanwhile, Avoria has found her way into the other world, leaving Wonderland in the hands of the King of Hearts who has one order: to break Enzo and his friends. When Enzo, Zack, and Rosana wake up in Wonderland, they encounter talking animals, water that makes people shrink, and a battle brewing between two kings. The Unseen dives deeper into the destiny of the new generation as Zack, Enzo, and Rosana have come to an acceptance of where they are from and the legacy their parents created for them. Each has their own hero's journey where they have to learn to lean on each other and find their own individual power. Now that they've accepted who they are, they're discovering more about their parents' stories that show them the magic that they have themselves. Devlin brings to life the magic of these beloved stories with heart and humor in a new story that you won't be able to get enough of. The worlds are under the power of wicked rulers, which affects each of the characters and brings together each thread. Jacob Devlin puts a fresh spin on the stories of well-known characters, with fun references and adventure. The Unseen is a wonderful sequel to The Carver that follows the children of Alice, Peter Pan, Wendy, and Pinocchio, and opens up the stunning worlds we only think we know.