It blew my mind. It was mad and wonderful and beautiful and romantic and amazing and I loved every second of it. I was a little unsure of the characters in the beginning, but I learned to love both Alyssa and Jeb a couple of chapters in.
The writing is gorgeous. The descriptions are lavish, and Howard captured the essence of Wonderland perfectly. It is also one of the few "triangle" books where I don't pick a side; I loved both Jeb and Morpheus. The characters were damaged and broken, something that's fairly new to me in books, but I thought it was done really well and not exploited or dwelled on in the book.
The plot was so intricate and clever. I was confused at times - although this was intended by the author, no doubt - but it all came together brilliantly, and I definitely didn't expect everything to turn out the way that it did. It was just amazing. All of it.
What more can I say?